The silver overlay has a flowing Art Nouveau style and the outer mouth, handle and bottom edge are solid silver overlay. Although we did not find the Sterling Silver stamp/mark, we guarantee this silver to be of Sterling quality. Also marked with artist initials for Mary Nourse and has shape number 557 with "W" below. The vase is in wonderful Estate condition with no noticeable chips, cracks or repairs to detract.There is a faint hairline crack with extending "fingers" that is under the curved mouth area which isn't seen looking at the ewer from an upright position. There is one faint break in the silver on the long "ribbon" that extends from the major part of the design to the design on the lower body, however, this break is small and doesn't go across the entire ribbon. Below this area the silver ribbon does not lay perfectly flat against the body of the ewer although this is barely noticeable. The glaze is clean and without any noticeable crazing. We found no other flaws on this lovely and rare example of Rookwood's silver overlay. This is a gorgeous ewer that would be a great addition to any Rookwood pottery collection! The Rookwood Pottery Company was founded by Maria Longworth Nichols in 1880 and won numerous prestigious awards with their early pottery. However, over the years she became less involved with the company and in 1890 the Rookwood Pottery Company was reorganized with William Taylor becoming President. Rookwood is considered the premier name in American Art Pottery and even the more common pieces of the production ware period are collected for their elegant beauty. The Depression was difficult for the Rookwood factory although they continued to operate until 1967 when the factory was finally forced to close. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business!
The item "RARE 19th C. ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY 9.25 SILVER OVERLAY EWER, MARY NOURSE c. 1883" is in sale since Sunday, June 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Rookwood".The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.