For sale is a very nice piece of art pottery made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Luffa" and the shape is a vase. The vase has some size to it 6 1/4" tall and is 7 1/8" in diameter at its widest point. The inside opening is 4 3/4" wide outside top lip measurements.
The vase depicts a tropical flower on a terrace like Effect with large tropical leaves crossing over the terrace. The colors are warm and very earth tones. The background is a pleasing green glaze with a matte brown mix. The flowers are done in a creamy white with yellow centers. The large vertical hanging tropical leaves are a softer pastel teal green. This design is on both sides of the vase.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no chips, cracks, nicks or dings. The piece is not signed but it has a Roseville triangular foil label on the bottom. It also has has the number 255 written in a red grease pencil. This is somewhat difficult to read but it is there. This was known as shape number 255-6" in the Roseville Luffa line catalog pages . It also has a large letter Z and small letter v written in blue glaze. This was more than likely the finishers initials.
This pattern has eluded me for years and this is only my 2nd piece. This is known as shape number 255-6" in the Roseville Pottery "Luffa" pattern line. This vase was made circa 1934 and considered a middle period line with Roseville Pottery collectors.