For sale is an outstanding piece of art pottery made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Ferella" and the shape is a double handled cabinet bud vase. The vase stands 4 1/8" tall and is 6" in diameter outside handles measurement. This pattern is one of Roseville's most difficult to make. It is also one of the most desirable and hardest to obtain.
The vase displays a wonderful matte mottled brown glaze. This vase has some of the strongest mottling I have ever seen in a Ferella piece. It also displays small window cut outs ( Reticulated) that are triangular and arch shaped surrounding the top of the vase along with arched shaped with a point windows surrounding the bottom. The top widows are accented by small clusters of tall stemmed stylized flowers. The stems are green with beige colored flowers. The bottom edge has an almost brown black mottled glaze ring. The vase has two exaggerated triangular shaped handles extending from the neck down to the outer waist of the vessel. They are graceful and fit the vase well.
This is one of the most difficult pieces of art pottery to make because of all the cut-outs. The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is a factory glaze over blemish on the outside of one handle and this is pictured. The piece is unsigned but there is no mistake as to who made this vase. It is a well documented Roseville pattern and more than like had a paper label that simply came of. This is known as shape number 497-4" in the Roseville Pottery catalog pages.
This vase was made circa 1931 during the Great Depression and was by far the most popular Roseville pattern at that time. This pattern was named after Frank Ferella who was the top designer for Roseville during this period. There are only 24 shapes in this reticulated Art Deco line. This is a hand carved vase and I would consider it a masterpiece in its own right. Those of you who collect brown "Ferella" and want a very nice example do not let this one slip by. I'm sure the buyer will be delighted with their purchase.