For sale is a lovely art pottery bowl made by the Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is known as "Apple Blossom" and the form is a "console bowl". The console bowl is very large as it stands 3 1/4" tall and measures 13" in diameter outside handles measurement. The inside of the bowl measures 10 3/4 inside edge measurement. The top lip curls in and is 9 3/4" in diameter.
The console bowl depicts twigs of apple blossoms in full bloom on both sides. There are 2 twig style handles on each side to complete this naturalistic look. The background on this very lovely bowl is a subtle salmon pink with the blossoms in a creamy white with soft green leaves. The pattern is some what repeated on both sides of the bowl. They are not exactly the same with both showing unopened flower buds.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips. The only issue to report is some crazing and a pencil tip glaze nick on one of the lobes and this is pictured. Crazing is common with this pattern and in all its glaze colors as well. This console bowl is signed with the raised relief "Roseville U.S.A." mark along with its mold number 330-10". There is also a small letter "x" and a large letter "P" with a dash written in a blue grease pencil. These are more than likely the finishers marks. The glaze colors are bright and vivid as is the crispness of the mold.
I'm sure the buyer will be quite pleased with their purchase. This console bowl vase was made circa 1948.