Rookwood Pottery 1915 Blue Nacreous Glaze Marie Antoinette #2185 McDonald
This particular bookend was designed by William Purcell McDonald who was born in Cincinnati on September 18, 1864. He joined Rookwood pottery in 1882, one of the earliest of the artists employed there. In 1904 he was promoted to the head of the architectural department, although he continued to produce pieces until his death in 1931. His daughter Margaret Helen McDonald began working there under his tutelage in 1913. Collector interest in his pieces is considered to be above average.
The glaze on this bookend is known as Nacreous Blue which, as you can see, an interesting blend of shiny blues which adds to the depth of glaze. Even though there is only one, this is still a marvelous piece to display in any location.
Wonderful bookend in that it has no chips, little to no crazing, no scratches to glaze. Factory flaw to bottom - stress line. I cannot detect any underglaze crazing on this wonderful piece. It may appear more pronounced due to the macro lens used for the photography. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process including glaze misses and glaze pops.
Authentic Rookwood Pottery. All images are original and un-edited.
Height: 5 3/4", Base:5" x 3"
- Model: K2644
- Shipping Weight: 4.0000lbs
- 1 Unit(s) in Stock
- Manufactured by: Rookwood