For sale is a very nice large 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 some size to it as it stands 6 3/8" tall and is 8" in diameter at its widest point.
The planter displays a very pleasing corseted shape. It has embossed ferns or acanthus leaves along the top section of the lip and the lower bulbous portion as well. The jardinière has a very nice and rich deep matte green glaze that is one of the nicest I have seen on a Brush McCoy piece in quite some time. This glaze 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 few pimples, 1 glaze pop, a glaze miss at the top rim and some glaze irregularities. This is consistent with the making of Brush McCoy pottery and quite common. This is minor and only mentioned for accuracy. The piece is unsigned and it has a glazed over bottom. I can see a number 305 under the glaze and suggest that is its mold number. There is also some numbers written in pencil that read 7-5377 with a line underneath that and some other numbers that read 395. This was a typical way that Brush McCoy and Roseville Pottery marked their matte green lines. I cannot find a shape number 305 in the matte green line by Roseville so I attributed this to have been made by The Brush McCoy Pottery Company. 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.