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 very sought after blue background glaze. This pattern and color is one of Roseville's most desirable to collect. The vase has some size to it as it stands 7 3/16" tall and is 6 1/4" in diameter outside handles measurement. The top opening is 4 7/8" in diameter outside measurement.
The vase depicts realistic handles in the form of a branch. There is a smaller branch handle on one side and a substantially larger branch on the other. These branches each have an embossed Pine Cone with Pine Needles extending up and down. The green Pine Needles have wonderful detail as you can see many Pine Needles that comprise these clusters. The background glaze is light and very dark shades of navy blue. The Pine Cones are crisp and very well detailed and they are done in a brown glaze. The inside has a wonderful and earthy caramel brown glaze that bleeds to a beige at the bottom.
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 not too far behind.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is not signed on the bottom and there is no mistake as to who made this vase. There is the number 7 and an X written in blue glaze and more than likely is the finishers numbers. This is known as shape number 704-7" in the Roseville catalog of blue Pinecone. This is a quality piece of art pottery that will enhance any art pottery collection, especially those of you who collect Roseville Blue Pinecone.
This vase was made circa 1935-45.