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Rookwood used a variety of marks, which were usually impressed, or stamped, into the clay during manufacturing. On the left, Rookwood's logo is visible, along with the vase's record number. The letter next to the record number is a size indicator. Almost all Rookwood vases were size-coded, using letters A-F. The mark on the right is the signature of the artist, Sarah Coyne. Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Coyne began working for Rookwood in 1891, when she was 15 years old. She retired after a long career as a decorator in 1936. Decorating pottery was one of the few respectable jobs for ladies at the turn of the century, as well as being a creative outlet. Consequently, many members of the Rookwood decorating staff were female.

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  DSCN3901_edited.JPG - Rookwood used a variety of marks, which were usually impressed, or stamped, into the clay during manufacturing.  On the left, Rookwood's logo is visible, along with the vase's record number.  The letter next to the record number is a size indicator.  Almost all Rookwood vases were size-coded, using letters A-F.  The mark on the right is the signature of the artist, Sarah Coyne.

Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Coyne began working for Rookwood in 1891, when she was 15 years old.  She retired after a long career as a decorator in 1936.  Decorating pottery was one of the few respectable jobs for ladies at the turn of the century, as well as being a creative outlet.  Consequently, many members of the Rookwood decorating staff were female.

 
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