The Rookwood mark shown indicates this piece was decorated by Irene Bishop in 1911. Bishop decorated Rookwood Pottery in the early 1900s using “IB” as her artist's cipher. Her pieces generally well-regarded and tend to hold average interest with collectors in comparison to other Rookwood artists. She married fellow Rookwood artist E.T. Hurley, who is also well known as an artist in other genres including etchings and paintings, in 1907.