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Artist: Kataro Shirayamadani (Japanese/ American, 1865 - 1948)

Manufacturer: Rookwood Pottery Company (American, founded 1880)

Date: 1922
Medium: earthenware with black iris glaze
9 3/4 x 5 inches (24.8 x 12.7 cm)
Classification: Household Accessories
Signed: signed in Japanese characters (on base)
Markings: fifteen flamed Rookwood mark / XXII / -1920 (on base)
Credit Line: Bequest of Nelda C. Stark, 1999
Object number: 41.95.4
Accession Number: 2005.9.54
Neal Appraisal 2000: 282
DescriptionTapering cylindrical form; shape number 1920; waisted neck; Black iris glaze; colorful English ivy decoration.
Provenance: Probably W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; bequeathed December 13, 1999 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House
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