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Bowl, tan clay body with tan underglaze (slip?) overall coloration; Circular shallow dish with molded sides with swirled scroll design and scalloped edge; Flat circular well with underglaze hand-painted decoration of Far Eastern-style bamboo shoots with small sparrow-like bird at top on white field; whole executed in black and white.
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Impressed mark: ""ROOKWOOD/1885/87/[arrow]."" Incised initials: ""A.M.B.""
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Rookwood Pottery (Maker)
Cincinnati, OH, USA; OH, USA
1.25 (H), 6.5 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May
Ohio (United States)