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Sale IT131 Lot 1032

TWO ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASES / ALBERT VALENTIEN / WILLIAM MCDONALD Cincinnati, OH, date cyphers for 1884, impressed ROOKWOOD mark, the first with model no. 126A and decorator's initials ARV for Albert R. Valentien (1864-1931), the second with gold painted WMcD for William P. McDonald (1862-1925), both of teardrop form, painted in the Limoges Japonisme style with either a butterfly or a swallow in flight above gilt bamboo, the pale-pink or mottled-blue ground enriched with powdered gilt, h: 12.5 in. (the blue vase) (2)

Provenance: Estate of Ronald Sperling
Estimate $250-350


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