A hand-painted Standard glaze bud vase by Carrie Steile, 1908. The vase has a deep umber and ochre gloss glaze with floral decoration under the glaze. It is marked with the Rookwood mark, date and pattern, with the artist’s mark to underside.
Carolyn Francis Steinle (“Carrie”) started her career at Rookwood at the age of 15 in 1886, and was likely heavily influenced in her work by Maria Longworth Nichols (nee Storer), in whose home she spent a portion of her childhood and where her mother was French teacher and governess. She left the pottery in 1925 at the age of 54 to join a convent. She is known for her work in Standard, Iris and Vellum glazes.
|Maker:||Carrie Steinle (American, 1871-1944)|
|Signature:||Artist’s mark to underside.|
- crazing to glaze.