For sale is a large vase made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is "Pinecone" and it is done in their most popular blue background glaze. This pattern and color is one of Roseville's most desirable to collect. The vase is large as it stands 8 3/8" tall to the top lip and the diameter is 7 1/4" in diameter outside handles measurements.
The vase depicts very realistic handles in the form of branches to give this piece that realistic appeal. They come into the vase and are joined near a Pinecone with green needles protruding from the cone on each side. The glaze colors are rich and very pleasing. The background underneath the Pinecone is a light cream color surrounded by a bright royal blue. The pine cones display a warm cocoa brown glaze. The pine needles that protrude from the pine cone are done in a sage green glaze. This vase has an extremely crisp and well detailed Pine Cones and Pine Needles. I want to point out the uniqueness of this vase as the top display 4 U shaped cutouts. I think it is somewhat influenced by the Ferella line and I know of no other shape in the Roseville line that resembles this.
Frank Ferrell's was the artist that created this pattern for Roseville. This was the most popular design that he ever created while working at The Roseville Pottery Company. In fact, the company would have had to close it doors if it wasn't for the success of this line. The Pinecone line was considered the most popular line ever made at Roseville Pottery and that is still evident today. There are 4 colors that Pinecone was made and they are blue, brown, and green and pink. Pink commands the highest price and is rarely seen. Blue commands the next highest price with brown not too far behind.
This vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The inside shows minor use as you can see. The vase is signed with Roseville's incised mark that reads "Roseville 843-8 for the shape or mold number. There is also black crayon numbers of 4 and 11 written on the bottom. These are probably the finishers numbers.
This is a quality large piece of art pottery in one of Roseville most desired pattern and I'm quite sure that this will enhance any art pottery collection, especially those of you who collect Roseville Blue Pinecone. This vase was made circa 1935-1940.