For sale is a beautiful vase made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Zephyr Lily" and the shape is known as a rose or floral bud vase. It is done in the most desirable blue background glaze. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 7 3/8" tall and is 3 7/8" in diameter at the foot.
The vase displays a round foot with a wide stem rising up from the middle. The opening is large enough to accommodate several stemmed flowers. The vase is accented with 2 attractive handles that extend from the middle of the bud vase down to the waist at the area that flairs out as you get closer to the bottom. There are two embossed Lily flowers, one on each side. Each one is done a beige/yellow glaze. They both show nice raised sage green stems that wrap through the flowers and extend all the way up the vessel. They almost touch the rim on both sides. This is truly a lovely vase.
This vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips. nicks or dings. The vase is signed on the bottom with "Roseville U.S.A." raised relief mark along with the mold number 201-7", also in raised relief. There is also the letter "T" and the number "7 or 9" and written in a deep blue grease pencil. This was more than likely the finishers marks. This is a nice example of this form. I'm sure those of you who do not have this pattern in this shape will surely welcome it to your Zephyr Lily art pottery collection.
This piece was made circa 1946-1950.