A rare Rookwood Pottery electro-deposit copper plated glazed earthenware Dragon vase designed by Kitaro Shirayamadani, circa 1898
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A rare Rookwood Pottery electro-deposit copper plated glazed earthenware Dragon vase designed by Kitaro Shirayamadani, circa 1898
Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium

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A rare Rookwood Pottery electro-deposit copper plated glazed earthenware Dragon vase designed by Kitaro Shirayamadani, circa 1898
A rare Rookwood Pottery electro-deposit copper plated glazed earthenware Dragon vase
designed by Kitaro Shirayamadani, circa 1898
the background decorated with billowing clouds, impressed Rookwood flame mark and 807 and partial incised artist's Japanese calligraphic signature
height 12 3/4 in (32.4cm). Drilled.

Footnotes

  • Kitaro Shirayamadani was responsible for developing this important technique for Rookwood, circa 1893 and perfecting it, circa 1898. It has been used on some of his finest work and was featured on the current world record-holding priced work by Rookwood Pottery, a Black Iris vase with silver and copper "electro-deposits", by Shirayamadani.

    Literature:
    Herbert Peck, The Book of Rookwood Pottery, Herbert Peck Books, Tucson, 1986, p. 158, for another example in the identical shape by John D. Wareham, acquired in 1900 by the Moravian Art Museum from Samuel Bing's seminal Parisian Gallery, L'Art Nouveau.

    Gabriel P. Weisberg et al, The Origins of L'Art Nouveau The Bing Empire, Museum Exhibition Catalog, The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 2004, pps. 93-96 for a discussion of Bing's important exclusive European representation of Rookwood Pottery, the Paris Exhibition of 1900 and Shirayamadani's success.
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