Back in the day, hand-made American pottery was not only gorgeous, but unique and considered the best in the world. Now all our stuff comes from China made in molds. Here is a stunning example of one of a piece from one of my favorite American pottery makers, Rookwood.
Vase, about 1900produced by Rookwood Pottery, decorated by Sarah Sax, American (1896-1931). Stoneware with Glaze. 7 5/8 inches H; 3 1/2 inches W Elisabeth Ball Collection, gift of the George and Frances Ball Foundation