Bowl Designer: Anna Marie Valentien (American, 1862–1947)
Manufacturer: Rookwood Pottery (American, 1880–1960)


American Decorative Arts

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Anna Marie Valentien, one of Rookwood Pottery’s many female designers, trained as a sculptor in Cincinnati. The lithe nude figure that defines the rim of this bowl appears to meld into the mottled glaze.




2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm)
other: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edith Malvina K. Wetmore

Accession Number



20th century


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Probably George Peabody Wetmore (1846–1921) and Edith M.K. Wetmore (1848–1927), New York or Newport, R.I., by 1927; by inheritance to Edith Malvina K. Wetmore (1870–1966), New York or Newport, R.I., 1927 [see note 1]; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1966

Note 1: The will of George Peabody Wetmore, drawn up December 17, 1918, bequeaths Chateau-sur-Mer and its contents to his wife, Edith M.K. Wetmore, and following her death, to their daughters Edith Malvina K. Wetmore and Maude A.K. Wetmore (curatorial object file).
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 126, ill.
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Object/Work type

bowls (vessels)


Women designers


"RP" ROOKWOOD monogram surrounded by 14 flames with "1772/.MV." below

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