Offered is this rare Rookwood Vellum vase, decorated by arguably the greatest artist to have worked at Rookwood, Kataro Shirayamadani, in 1907. The Master decorated the vase with a group of fish swimming underwater (amazingly, the fish and underwater kelp depictions are slightly below the general-surface of the vase). The vase is 9 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide at the shoulders. Except for the expected overall crazing, the vase is in excellent condition - no chips, cracks or repairs (there seems to be a negligible scratch or pencil mark toward its bottom, maybe that's why the vase was 'X'd - see last picture). Marks on the vase's bottom include, among others, Rookwood logo, shape number, size number, the Master's cipher in Japanese, 'V' (for Vellum) and what looks like a Museum's catalog number, '5500 03 9637'.