For sale is a wonderful window planter made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Pinecone" and it is done in their most popular blue background glaze. This pattern and color is one of Roseville's most desirable to collect. The window planter is large as it stands 4 3/4" tall and is approximately 11 3/4" wide outside handle measurement and 4 1/2" deep.
This window planter depicts a very realistic handle in the form of a branch joined at the very top end of the planter. There are 2 triangular cutouts with a detailed pine cones with long pine needles in each corner on each side of the planter. The glaze colors are rich and very pleasing. The background is a light cream color surrounded by a bright royal blue. The pine cones display a warm cocoa brown glaze. The pine needles that protrude from the pine cone is done in a sage green glaze. All of the decorative elements are each end side.
Frank Ferrell's was the artist that created this pattern for Roseville. This was the 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 Pinecone was made 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.
This window planter is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The inside shows minimal use as you can see. This planter is signed with Roseville's raised "Roseville U.S.A." and the mold or shape number "429-10" mark. There is also the letter "L" written in a blue grease pencil. More than likely this is 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 Pinecone in blue. These size window planters are not all that commonly found in blue. This planter was made, circa 1935-1940.