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Tile "Rookwood" advertising sign with rocks, forest scene. Rookwood Faience.

Rectangular plaque made of coarse white clay, molded. Design in relief of landscape with trees and winding river, with two ravens or rooks. One bird with outstretched wings at center top of plaque, the other perched at bottom, below Rookwood logo. In various colored mat glazes, some with cracklature: dark and light greens, brown, tan, pale sea-green, fushia and black. Border and sides in a pale sea-green. Back not glazed.

This is a tile from United States. It is dated 1903–13 and we acquired it in 1984. Gift of Marcia and William Goodman. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

glazed earthenware

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 37.8 x 20 x 3.2 cm (14 7/8 x 8 x 1 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Impressed on front as part of design: "ROOKWOOD"; impressed on back: "ROOKWOOD FAIENCE 66 1288" / "1359Y"

It is signed

Artist's monogram molded in high relief, lower left corner: "ST"

This object was designed by Sara Alice Toohey and manufactured by Rookwood Pottery

This object was catalogued by Vance Koehler and donated by William Goodman and Marcia Goodman

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