Rookwood Pottery Bookends Madder Wine Rook (Shape #2275) W McDonald, 1940
Marie Longworth Nichols founded Rookwood Pottery in 1880. During the early years, the pottery was not financially successful but was supported by the Nichol's family wealth. Over the years, they employed numerous artists to paint and design their wares. One of the most recognizable critter that Rookwood pottery ever produced is the Rook and was the mascot of Rookwood pottery.
The Rook bookends were designed by William McDonald . The glaze on these rook bookends is known as Madder Wine which, as you can see, an interesting brownish red. It is atypical to find these bookends in madder wine, normally they are found in blue. These rooks are each perched on top of a rock among waves. These display well from all angles and are perfect for your mantle. Own a piece of history.
Exceptional bookends in that they have no damage, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze and very minor crazing. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process including glaze misses and glaze pops. This item was inspected with a Mil-spec UVA (365NM) and UVC (254NM) high intensity ultra-violet light and no evidence of repair or modification was detected. Please review the high resolution pictures because they are part of the description. The pictures are taken with a macro lens which show exceptional detail. Please review each picture carefully and contact with any questions.
Dimensions are below.
Authentic and marked appropriately with the Rookwood logo and shape.
H: 5 1/2", Base: 5 1/2" x 3 1/4", Length: 5 1/2"
- Model: K1611
- Shipping Weight: 7.0000lbs
- 1 Unit(s) in Stock
- Manufactured by: Rookwood