For sale is a nice piece of art pottery made by Marblehead Pottery of Marblehead, Mass. This piece of art pottery is known as a bowl or planter. The planter displays that rich matte green glaze that is not commonly found with Marblehead Pottery items. The planter is a nice cabinet size as it stands 2 1/4" tall and is 4 3/4" in diameter.
This planter displays a very nice squat shape with a slightly rolled in top border. The bowl starts small at the bottom and swells out to a shoulder area and then it turns in slightly. It has a deep rich matte green glaze with a semi glossy lighter green interior.
This planter is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The vase is signed on the bottom with Marblehead's impressed ship logo along with the capital letters "M" and "P" for Marblehead Pottery. As an added bonus it still retains its original paper label. These are not all that commonly found on their pieces. Those of you who collect Marblehead Pottery and want a lovely example do not let this one pass by you. This would look just wonderful in that Stickley, Mission style arts and crafts bookcase. This piece was made circa 1904-1915.
Marblehead Pottery was established in 1904 by Dr. Herbert J. Hall as a Studio Art Pottery in Marblehead, Massachusetts using the art and technique of ceramics manufacturing and decorating as a rehabilitation and therapeutic aid to local sanitarium patients at Hall's Devereux Mansion Sanitarium. Marblehead Pottery stopped producing Art Pottery in 1936. Marblehead Pottery was a small Pottery Company never employing more than 6 workers. Their Pottery is considered somewhat scare as compared to their Contemporaries of the day.