For sale is a lovely pair of candlesticks made in American art pottery by The Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is "Silvertone" and it is extremely popular among Weller Pottery Collectors. The candlesticks measure 2 5/16" tall and are 5 9/16" in diameter at the base.
The candlesticks display an all over pattern of flowers in full bloom and leaves. It is an embossed floral design that resembles a Dogwood tree in full bloom. The colors and details are just outstanding. The flowers are connected with branches that connect each flower to each other along the pedestal foot of the candlesticks. These are nestled into densely populated leaves just beneath them. The colors are superb and are of pastel tones. You can see the beautiful purple or lilac background, with pinks, greens and browns as well as some yellow accents. You can even see the pistils in the flower center. The glaze is done in an impressionistic manner..
The candlesticks are considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is a glaze miss on one of the candlesticks around the rolled edge of where you insert the candle. This does not detract from the beauty of this lovely pair as they are just a beautiful pair. They just don't come any better the ink stamp "Weller Ware" mark with a bulbous bud vase neck between Weller and Ware. There are also grease pencil marks on the bottom of each candlestick which one is marked "11X" and the other is marked with an "O" in the same manner. These are more than likely the artist that glazed the candlesticks mark.
The candlesticks were made circa 1927. I have the matching console bowl with a flower frog in another auction.