For sale is a nice piece of art pottery made by the Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is "Tourmaline" and the shape is a low bowl or could also be used as a bulb planter. The bowl measures approximately 2 3/4" tall and is 7 7/8" in diameter at the widest part or belly of the bowl. The inside rim of the bowl of measures 6 1/8" wide.
The bowl displays a wonderful mottled pink glaze at the bottom half of the vessel that softly blends into a pastel blue toward the rim that is also mottled. The interior of the bowl is also mottled blue that was evenly applied. The shape is very versatile and can be used in many different decors. This particular glaze combination works best with Art Deco however can also be used in an Mid Century Modern decor. This would be stunning holding your decorated Easter eggs and show off some spring colors. The mottles of the blue glaze appear soft and puffy like cotton candy and the pink portion appears to be more of a sponged application for a very nice affect.
The bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. There is one pin pop on the interior of the bowl but does not detract from the beauty or value of this hard to find glaze combination. There has been a professional restoration to the inside top lip. I cannot find where this was done as it is that good. The piece is extremely clean and appears to have never been used.
The bowl is unsigned but guaranteed to be vintage Roseville. It is shown in the books to be shape number A152-6. The A signifies that this shape was used in an earlier line from Roseville which would have been Carnelian 1 and can be found in the "Roseville In All Its Splendor". This pattern is from Roseville's Middle Period and introduced, circa 1933.