For sale is a lovely vase made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Pinecone" and it is done in their most favorite blue background glaze. This pattern and color is one of Roseville's most desirable to collect. The vase has some size to it as it stands 7 3/16" tall and is 6 1/2" wide outside handles measurements. The foot has a diameter if 4".
The vase has a very pleasing deep blue background glaze with undertones of white glaze on the center body of both sides. The vase depicts a pair of realistic handles in the form of a branch just shy of the top. These are attached just below the top rim and come down only a short distance. On each side of the vase is a brown pine cone nestled between pine needles that protrude out from the bottom and top. These pine needles extend out from the pine cone. The pine cone is crisper and more detailed on one side than the other but they are fairly close.
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 in the mid to late 1930's. 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 in and they are blue, brown, green and pink. Pink commands the highest price and is rarely seen. blue commands the next highest price with brown and green not too far behind.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The vase is very clean inside as well. The piece is signed on the bottom but it is obscured by the glaze. The mark is hard to see but it is there. This is shape number 704-7 in the Roseville catalog pages. There is also an incised number x in the bottom and a letter X and N written in blue glaze. This was more than likely the finishers marks. This is a quality piece of art pottery that will enhance any art pottery collection, especially those of you who collect Roseville Blue Pinecone.
This vase was made circa 1935-45.