For sale is an outstanding piece of art pottery made by the Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Ferella" and it is a tall double handled vase. This vase has some size as it stands 9 1/4" tall and is 6 1/2" in diameter at the waist. This pattern is one of Roseville's most desirable and hardest to obtain.
The vase displays a wonderful matte mottled brown glaze. This vase has some of the strongest mottling I have ever seen in a Ferella piece. It also displays small window cut outs in the neck of the vessel. These "reticulated" cut outs are arch shaped squares. There are 8 of these at the top. Above these windows are triangular window cut outs. The top is further accented by small clusters of tall stemmed flowers separating the half round square cuts outs. The stems are green with beige colored flowers. The bottom edge has an almost black mottled glaze ring with these same larger cut outs and flowers with stems. The vase is finished with two applied handles extending from just under the neck down to the outer waist of the vessel. They are graceful and fit the vase well.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is marked with Roseville's Pottery gold and black triangular shaped foil label. Those of you who collect Roseville Ferella know exactly what you are looking at. This is known as shape number 510-9 in the Roseville Pottery catalog pages and considered to be a rare size to find. This is one of the most difficult pieces of art pottery to make because of all the cut-outs.
This vase was made circa 1931 during the Great Depression and was by far the most popular Roseville pattern at that time. This pattern was named after Frank Ferella who was the top designer for Roseville during this period. There are only 24 Shapes in this Reticulated Art Deco Line. This is a hand carved vase and I would consider it a masterpiece in its own right. Those of you who collect Brown "Ferella" and want a superb example do not let this one slip by you. I'm sure the buyer will be delighted with their purchase.