Mission Rose as I’m doing it is not an ecclesiastical piece – it’s simply decorative embroidery, and for now, my “finished vision” of it involves framing and hanging. I think if the design were a little wider, it would make a nice book cover or something like that. It would also make a great insert for a box top, for a long box that opens on the short end. But for me, I want to frame this one.
Sea Green vase decorated by Mary Nourse in 1904 with two large, blue iris blooms, contrasting beautifully with the shaded green ground. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 907 DD and incised with a G to designate the Sea Green Glaze and with Miss Nourse’s monogram.