For sale is a beautiful pattern of art pottery made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is "Bushberry" and it is done in the most desirable blue background glaze. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 6 3 5/16" tall and is 5" in diameter.
The pattern displays very detailed embossed Maple tree shaped leaves and clusters of bush berries dangling or growing from a stem out of the leaves. The twig handles rises up from the waist on both sides. One cluster grows over the mid section towards the bottom foot with the other ending into the mid section of the vase. The background of the vase resembles that of tree bark with a horizontal grain thus giving this vase that life like appearance. The background glaze is a country slate blue with wonderful deep sage greens applied to the embossed leaves and rolling off to the edges with brown bush berries.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no, cracks, chips, nicks, or dings. The vase is very clean both inside and out. It is amazing that the twig handles have survived all this time without even a flea nick! The vase is signed on the bottom with "Roseville U.S.A." in raised relief along with the mold number 156-6". There is also the number "12" and a letter "x" written in a blue grease pencil or deep blue glaze. Also there is an incised "11" into the bottom. These were more than likely the finishers numbers.
This is a lovely piece of art pottery in a very desirable pattern and color from Roseville. The mold is crisp and the detail is just wonderful. I'm sure the buyer will not be disappointed. This vase was made circa 1941.