For sale is a beautiful art pottery vase made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The Pattern is called "Magnolia" and it is in the ever popular green/blue background glaze. The vase is rather larger as it stands 9 1/8" tall and is 9 1/2" in diameter at its widest point which is the handles outside measurement. The top opening is 5 1/2" outside diameter and 5" inside diameter.
The vase is a nice form. It has a cylindrical flaring shape on a wide squat bottom. It is further accented with a round foot and triangular buttress style handles on each side on top of the circular wide bottom. The vase has a very pleasing blue/green textured background glaze. This seems to resemble bark from a tree. It is further embossed with large off white and salmon pink Magnolia flowers. The pattern is different on the opposite side as it displays There are 3 flowers one one side and 2 on the other. There is some light brown tones up high behind the raised embossed life like branches. The branches are plentiful under the sides of the vase. These flowers on both sides appear to be flowering from wavy black branches.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is signed on the bottom in raised relief "Roseville U.S.A." and the mold number 93-9" also in raised relief. The vase has a large letter "W" written in a blue grease pencil or glaze. This was more than likely the finisher's mark. The vase is extremely clean as you can see.
This piece was made in 1943 during World War II. Those of you who collect this pattern and want a nice example need to look no further. This is an excellent example in both form and Glaze combinations.