For sale is a lovely vase made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Pinecone" and it is done in their green background glaze. This pattern and color is one of Roseville's most desirable to collect. The vase is rather large as it stands 8 3/16" tall and is 7 3/8" wide outside handles measurements. The foot has a diameter of 3 7/8".
The vase has a very pleasing soft green background glaze with undertones of white glaze on the center body of both sides. The vase depicts a pair of realistic handles in the form of a branch. These are attached just under the neck. On each side of the vase is a brown pine cone nestled between pine needles that protrude out from the bottom and top. These pine needles extend out from the pine cone. The pine cone is crisper and more detailed on one side than the other. One of the pine cones sits at the top of one handle on one side and the bottom of the handle on the opposite side. The inside has a wonderful creamy beige glaze and is extremely clean inside.
This was Frank Ferrell's 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 in the Mid to Late 1930's. 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 in and they are Blue, Brown, Green and Pink. Pink Commands the highest price and is rarely seen. Blue commands the next highest price with Brown and Green not too far behind.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips or major dings. There is a clay inclusion in the white area of the vase on 1 side and pin pop on a side with handles. There is a very shallow glaze nick along the bottom edge and is very hard to see. The piece is signed on the bottom with the Incised "Roseville" mark along with the mold number 844-8". This is a quality piece of art pottery that will enhance any art pottery collection, especially those of you who collect Roseville Pinecone in green.
This vase was made circa 1935-45.