For sale is a splendid arts and crafts style vase made by The Zanesville Stoneware Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The vase is done in the very desirable deep matte green glaze and the shape is what we call a shoulder shaped vase. The vase is rather large as it stands 8 1/4" tall and is 5 1/2" in diameter at the shoulder.
The vase depicts a large Tobacco leaf on the front side and a smooth back side. The deep matt green glaze is a real pleaser in the Arts and Crafts decorating scheme. This matte green has a glaze extremely similar to Weller's Bedford Matt and somewhat similar to Hampshire Pottery's cucumber matte green glaze. The glaze is thick and thins out towards the bottom edge.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The only issues is a few very small pin point glaze pops around the vase and is common with most Zanesville pieces. There is a small area on the lip that shows some glaze miss and there are some along the very bottom edge pictured. In the neck is a glaze abnormality but this is factory as it was made this way. The vase is unsigned but it is know as shape number 102. Usually these numbers are impressed into the bottom but this one does not have numbers. Zanesville has a clear beige sandy colored bottom as you can see. I guarantee this to be an original Zanesville Pottery number 102 Tobacco Leaf vase in their most desirable deep matte green glaze.
This is a wonderful form and would look just fine in any early matte green art pottery collection. I'm sure it would look just fine on that Stickley bookcase. This vase was made in the early 1900's circa 1910-1920.