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Vase (with fish paintings)

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Vase (with fish paintings)

Harriet Elizabeth Wilcox (AKA Harriet Elizabeth Willcox), American, (active 1869–1943)
Rookwood Pottery, American, (active 1880–1967)

Creation date: 1896
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Ceramic Vase
Medium and Support: Earthenware
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Anna M. Valentien
Accession Number: 1951.4.b
State/Province: Ohio
Dimensions: 9 in. x 5 1/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (22.86 cm x 13.02 cm x 13.02 cm)
Currently on view


Anna M. Valentien, San Diego, California ( - 1951)

Mrs. Mavina Jaussaud, San Diego, California (1951 - April 6, 1951)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (April 6, 1951 - )

Label Copy

February 2006
American Ceramics, 1884–1972
This vase has a yellow-tinted translucent glaze known as standard glaze. Introduced by Rookwood in 1883, it became one of the firm's most celebrated glaze lines. The shape is borrowed from a type of high-shouldered Chinese vase known as meiping that dates back to the Song dynasty (960-1279). The motif of the swimming carp, rendered as if seen from above, derives from a Japanese or Chinese source.
A wheel ground “X” on the bottom indicates that this work was held back from the sales room; in this case, the vase was considered a second, as indicated by the three marks in the glaze beneath the carp. The pottery management must have considered the design successful, however, as it was featured in an article titled “Rookwood Pottery,” by John Valentine in the September 1898 issue of House Beautiful.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:

American Ceramics San Diego Museum of Art , 2/25/2006 - 9/3/2006

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00

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