A 1928 Rookwood Pottery vellum glazed vase by E. T. Hurley (American, 1869-1950). The vase, in soft shades of blue and cream, features a floral design in white and pale green. The vase is signed with the artist’s monogram to the verso, also with the Rookwood logo, Roman numeral “XXVIII” and production number 1930.
E. T. Hurley studied at Xavier University, then at The Cincinnati Art Academy under the guidance of Frank Duveneck and Otto Beck. Hurley joined Rookwood Pottery in 1896, his work receiving a gold medal at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. A prolific artist outside of his work at Rookwood, Hurley received praise for his printed work and was listed in the French index, “The Dictionaire des Peintres, Sculptuers, Dessinateurs et Graveurs Benezit”. He was also a sculptor, working in bronze to create decorative pieces.
|Marks:||Maker’s Mark, Date Code, Artist’s Mark, Pattern|
|Signature:||Artist’s marks to the underside.|
- minor glaze inclusions.