For sale is an adorable piece of art pottery made by the Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is the ever popular "Coppertone" and this is considered a figural candlestick. This piece measures approximately 4 3/4" wide, 3 7/8' deep, and 3 1/8" tall.
A favorite among the Coppertone collectors, the piece depicts a Snapping Turtle climbing onto a lily pad and another lily pad partially covers his shell with a water lily or Lotus blossom flower acting as a candle holder. The detail on this Turtle makes him look very realistic. The Turtle has a moss green background with tan/copper mottling through out. His eyes and mouth have careful detailing to complete the look. The lily pad platform has a wonderful deep moss green with copper mottling. This piece overall has a good deal of copper mottling throughout.
The candlestick is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. There is crazing inside the lily pad and on the throat of the Turtle. This is quite common with this cream glaze on this particular form. It does not take away from its value. In fact, I actually think it enhances the realism. The piece is signed on the underside bottom with the incised script "Weller Pottery" signature and the number "10 and letter X" written in a blue grease pencil. This is most likely the finishers marks.
This vase was made circa 1926-1935.