For sale is a very nice jardinière I am attributing to have been made by The Brush McCoy Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is known as "Matte Green" and the form is a jardiniere or planter. The jardinière has stands 4 3/4" tall and is 6 1/2" in diameter.
The planter displays a very pleasing bean pot shape with 4 attached feet. It also looks like a witches caldron shape as well. The jardinière has a very nice frothy mottled matte green glaze. This glaze and shape of the vessel is very similar to Weller's Bedford Matt Green line and I suspect that Brush McCoy created this matte green line to specifically compete with them.
The jardinière is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is a pimple and a small indent just under the top lip on the exterior. This was made this way and not considered damage. This is minor and only mentioned for accuracy. The piece is unsigned and it has a glazed over bottom. I can see a number 5 under the glaze and suggest that was its mold number for a 5 inch pot. This was a typical way that Brush McCoy and Roseville Pottery marked their matte green lines. The bottom and the shape of the feet is why I discounted this too have been made by Roseville.
Those of you who decorate in the arts and crafts, mission style will surely welcome this accessory into the home. It will also enhance any matte green art pottery collection. This would look outstanding with anyone decorating with Stickley or mission arts and crafts furniture. I'm sure the buyer will be very happy with their purchase. The matte green line was considered an early line by Brush McCoy circa 1911-1920.