A stylish North American Rookwood ceramic advertising paperweight made for the Cincinnati Butchers Supply Company and designed by Charles Schmidt dated 1949. The weight is solidly made and is of flat rounded shape the top relief molded with a bull steer cow in a landscape. To the base the weight reads THE Cincinnati BUTCHERS SUPPLY COMPANY CIN. O. and titled BOSS to the centre with CHAS.G.SCHMIDT in relief in a banner below and with a an impressed steer mark dated 1886.The base also has an impressed Rookwood mark and the date XLIX for 1949. The weight is glazed in pale pink glazes.
In presentable condition with a small chip to underside rim.
Origin : United States
Maker : Rookwood Pottery Co.
Manufacture Date : Circa 1949
Materials : Ceramic