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William P. McDonald for Rookwood Pottery
Sea Scene vase
Cincinnati, OH, 1897
Sea Green glazed ceramic
artist signed, dated, numbered
14"h x 13"dia

Provenance: Christie's, New York
Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York
the collection of Nancy Daly, Los Angeles
the collection of Duncan Vernon, Cincinnati

Ellis, Anita J. "Rookwood: The Glorious Gamble", New York: Rizzoli, 1992, p.91


Likely the best Sea Green example Rookwood Pottery ever produced. Beautifully designed and executed. Three fish swimming underneath three seagulls above crashing waves. The underwater life is extremely detailed. Minor crazing. Labels on base indicate this vase won the gold medal first prize. It was also exhibited in the hundredth year anniversary at Jordan-Volpe Gallery in New York City. Base with minor sticker reside. Overall excellent original condition. 

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William P. McDonald for Rookwood Pottery vase

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000Jun 03, 2018