For sale is a very nice jardinière made by The Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is known as "Bedford Matt Green" and the form is a squat vase or planter. The planter is a nice cabinet size as it stands 3 3/8" tall and is 5 1/8" in diameter at the bottom.
The planter displays a very pleasing squat form with an embossed arts and crafts design of a Celtic knot. There are three of these knots surrounding the vase. Each of these knots are separated by a buttress support that rises above the vase at 3 separate evenly spaced points. These are set against a very beautiful and deep Bedford Matt green glaze. I give this color a 10 out of a 10 and the crispness of the form is almost a 10.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are a few pin pops, common with this thick glaze. The piece is unsigned but it has the painted blue green glaze on the bottom side. This is a tell tale sign of unsigned Weller in the Bedford Matt line. 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 Bedford Matt Green line was considered an early line by Weller Pottery Circa 1905-1920.