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November 2017

Rookwood
Nov. 5, 2017 — 10 AM - 3 PM

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Lot No. 1014

Manufacturer: Rookwood

Artist: Jens Jensen


Description: Rare and important Design Crystal vase with Picasso-like faces, painted by Jens Jensen in 1948. There are five faces, all done in Jensen’s mature style in which he emulates his favorite artist, Pablo Picasso. Jensen’s paintings, done during the next three decades, reflect this style and use the same dark delineating lines and fractured features of his bizarre images. This piece is marked with the Rookwood logo and date code, shape number 2720 and Jensen’s monogram in brown slip. Height 6 1/4 inches. Broad crazing typical of Design Crystal and a tiny glaze nick at the rim. There is a wheel ground line indicating the piece as a second, perhaps due to small streak of the brown glaze used on the inside of the rim running over the edge.

Estimate: $4,000.00 - $6,000.00