Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
Künstler / Decorator
Known dates: Born in Ishikawa, Japan, 15th August 1865. Died in Cincinnati, 19th July 1948
Decorated for the Rookwood Pottery 1887 - 1911 & 1921 - 1948
Both worked & taught at Rookwood Pottery.
Reference: Wikipedia Walt Vogdes Waiapo Mintwiki
Rookwood Standard Glaze. Lidded stein with inlay. Pond with waterlilies and frogs playing cards. Dated 1895. N.B. The same handle used as stein #775.
Basemark of the featured stein right. To date the piece, count the number of flames crowning the RP logo. From 1886 to 1900, a new flame was added until there were a total of 14 flames over the RP in 1900. In this example there are twelve flames, indicating 1898 as the year of manufacture.
Kataro Shirayamadani, aged 82, circa 1948, just prior to his death.
Rookwood #775. Lidded stein with inlay. Cupids with bows, and with a frog as a thumbpull. Dated 1898.