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Anna Marie Valentien (1862-1947) for Rookwood Pottery
carved earthenware figure of Loie Fuller, shape number 313Z

Sale No: 2001, Lot No: 1142

Anna Marie Valentien (1862-1947) for Rookwood Pottery
carved earthenware figure of Loie Fuller, shape number 313Z
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1901
matte glazed ceramic
impressed factory marks, incised artist’s initials
5 1/2″w x 3″d x 2 7/8″h

Catalog Note:
Anna Valentien studied with Auguste Rodin in Paris around 1899 on paid leave from Rookwood. Her interest in sculptural forms is manifested in this piece, although the several differing examples made at Rookwood did not prove financially successful. Yet they are uncommon and sought after today.

Sold for: $2,100