Rookwood Turquoise Flower Frog 2979
The Rookwood Pottery Company was established in Cincinnati Ohio in 1879. While early pieces were hand decorated, pieces after 1900 are said to be "production" pieces. The beauty in these later pieces often comes from the shape and design of the mold rather than hand-painted art work. Most Rookwood pieces are marked with the the reverse "RP". This mark originated in 1886. A "flame" was added (radiating out from the RP mark) for each year up until 1900. After 1900 impressed Roman numerals were used to indicate the date of manufacture. Many pieces are also impressed with the mold number. This piece was manufactured in 1940 and is mold number 2979. Mold 2979 is a flower holder. There is a large open flower (at the top) surrounded by buds and leaves at the base. It is turquoise in color and has a high gloss finish. It stands nearly 3" tall and has a 4" diameter at the widest point of the base. It is in excellent condition with no damage.