Rookwood Table Lamp Base

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Here for your consideration is a perfect Rookwood table lamp base in the Arts and Crafts lagoon green glaze. Embossed with flowers and leaves. Base marked XLVI (1946), mold number, and a hand inscribed 39. No ' X '. This wonderful base is not a seconds or flawed in any way. No damage whatsoever, no repairs. The pottery itself is a bit over 11 1/2 inches tall. In total with harp they are 26 3/4 inches tall. The parts all match, and factory original, and the pot is a factory lamp, not drilled vases. Work great, cord look new, socket and everything else old. Could go nicely with retro mid century mod or Arts and Crafts décor. A rare piece and good investment. 1879, Maria Longworth Nichols, daughter of a prominent Cincinnati family, formed Rockwood Pottery in 1880 which proved to be a great success. The following year, Nichols hired Clara Chipman Newton to serve as administrator and Albert R. Valentien as the first professional decorator. In 1889, Mrs. Nichols turned over the pottery to William Taylor, the man who had previously managed the firm. During the last two decades of the nineteenth century, Rockwood standardized a smooth, highgloss, brownish-golden glaze over even color transitions. By the early twentieth century, the Rookwood factory followed the new trend of mat glazes created by William H. Grueby for his pottery. Rookwood is highly sought after and collected today.