20th Century Design Online
Edward T. Hurley (1869-1950) for Rookwood Pottery Sea Green Glaze Vase, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1901, carved, hand-painted, and glazed stoneware, depicting a school of fish swimming in whitewater, marked with impressed RP flame, roman numeral "I," shape "922C," decorator initials "ETH," and glaze "G," ht. 8 1/4, dia. 4 1/2 in.
Note: Hurley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied at Xavier University and the Cincinnati Art Academy (1894-1898) under Otto Beck and etcher Frank Duveneck. Hurley was a member of the Cincinnati Society of Etchers, Ohio Print Makers, the Duveneck Society, The Crafters, and other artists' societies. Like a number of other Cincinnati artists of the time, Hurley worked as a designer for Rookwood Pottery (1896-198). He received a gold medal for his work at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.
This example is similar in design to an example in the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Museum.
Very good to excellent condition. No chips, cracks or visible signs of repair.
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