For sale is a wonderful Art and Crafts styled planter made by The Fulper Pottery Company of Flemington, NJ. The planter is done in what I call a "Squat Raised Buttressed Handled" planter. The planter is done in one of Fulper Pottery's most beautiful glaze combinations known as "Leopard Skin". The planter is a nice cabinet size to it as it stands 3 1/2" tall and is 7" in diameter at the outside top handle measurement.
This planter displays an outstanding green-brown mottled Leopard Skin crystalline glaze. The two tone pea green glaze seems to be the main color with the Leopard Skin crystals covering throughout. These spots are plentiful on 3/4 of the piece. The glaze displays a two tone green with wonderful crystals throughout the lower half. The handles on both sides even have the Leopard Skin spots. The inside of the bowl has a Cats Eye Flambe' glaze. The planter is further accented with 2 raised buttressed style handles that rise up from the waist and goes above the top lip. It then reaches over and back down and attached to the top round lip perfectly. These appear to be two ear shaped buttress style handles. This gives this piece that added Arts & Crafts, Mission shape.
This planter is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The inside shows minor scratches in the bottom from use and is typical of a piece with this amount of age. The planter is marked on the underside bottom with Fulper's earliest ink stamp "Fulper" inside a rectangle signature mark. This was Fulper's earliest period and was know as the Vasekraft Years. This mark was used from 1909-1916. This form is one of the most desirable to own in Fulper Pottery. This is known as shape number 73 in the Fulper Pottery Catalog and is simply described as a "Shouldered Jardinière". It was available in 2 sizes, a 7" and a 9" version. This is the smaller of the 2.
This form used to be fairly common to see but I have seen very few examples in the past several years. It appears that the collectors are hanging on to these beauties. This is an excellent example of this form and glaze from Fulper. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. This would look Great on that Stickley, Mission, Arts and Crafts style bookcase.