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Alfred Laurens Brennan (1853-1921) for Rookwood Pottery
earthenware cologne jug, shape number 123

Sale No: 2001, Lot No: 1209

Alfred Laurens Brennan (1853-1921) for Rookwood Pottery
earthenware cologne jug, shape number 123
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1883
high glazed ceramic
impressed factory marks, signed and dated by Brennan on the side in gold, Rookwood RP painted on the side along with the word COLOGN [sic]
5 3/4″dia x 8 3/4″h

Literature:
Burt, Stanley G., 2,292 Pieces of Early Rookwood in the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1916, Cincinnati Historical Society, 1978 (item 3)

Peck, Herbert, The Second Book of Rookwood Pottery, Herbert Peck, 1985, p. 31

Catalog Note:
This vase is also marked with the number 3 in a triangle on the bottom, which corresponds to item 3 in Stanley G. Burt’s 2,292 Pieces of Early Rookwood in the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1916 for pieces from 1883. Brennan is credited by Herbert Peck as the originator of the RP logo and several examples are noted in Peck’s The Second Book of Rookwood Pottery on page 21. Only a handful of these RP logo pieces by Brennan have surfaced over the years.

Sold for: $1,000