For sale is a lovely jardiniere made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Pinecone" and it is done in their blue background glaze. This pattern and color is one of Roseville's most desirable to collect. The vase stands 3 1/8" tall and is 5 1/8" in diameter outside handles measurement.
The Vase depicts very realistic handles in the form of branches joined to a Pinecone with Green Needles protruding from the Cone. It is accented with 2 applied handles in the form of a branch to give this piece that realistic appeal. The glaze colors are very pleasing as the background is a light blue color surrounded by a brighter royal blue. The pine cones display a warm cocoa brown glaze. The pine needles that protrude from the pine cone is a sage green glaze.
This was Frank Ferrell's most popular design that he ever created while working at The Roseville Pottery Company. In fact, the company would have had to close it doors if it wasn't for the success of this line. The Pinecone line was considered the most popular line ever made at Roseville Pottery and that is still evident today. There are 4 colors that the Pinecone line was made in and they are blue, brown, and green and pink. Pink commands the highest price and is rarely seen. Blue commands the next highest price with brown not too far behind.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no issues to report. The vase is signed with the raised relief "R U.S.A." mark along with the mold number 632-3". There is also the number 7 or large letter l written in the same blue background glaze. More than likely this was the finishers mark. This is a quality piece of art pottery that will enhance any art pottery collection, especially those of you who collect Roseville Blue Pinecone. The vase was made circa 1935-1940.