For sale is a very lovely tile made by The Rookwood Pottery Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. The piece is called a "Tea Trivet" tile. It is a very pleasant size as it measures 5 5/8" square and is only 7/8" tall.
The tile displays a very whimsical scene of 3 Geese walking along the edge of a pond, something you wold see at a farm. There are wonderful vivid pastel colors of sage green, sky blue and textured white. The Geese feet, eyes and beaks are done in a mustard yellow glaze. The tile sits on 8 applied feet on the bottom. There are a lot of glaze colors in this tile. I can count 4 different glazes in it.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is signed with the impressed reverse RP Rookwood Pottery and sunburst logo along with the Roman Numerals "XLlll for the year of manufacture, 1943. There is also the mold number "3207" impressed just below the date. This is a quality tile made by one of America's foremost pottery manufacturers of the early 20th century. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase!!