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Teco Pottery, Matt Green, Very Nice Cabinet Vase, Rare!!

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For Sale I have a wonderful piece of Art Pottery made by the Terra Cotta Tile Company near Chicago, Illinois. I have a beautiful Matte Green Cabinet Vase. The Vase stands 2 3/4" tall and is 2 3/4" in diameter.

The Vase has a very soft satin smooth Matte Green Glaze that Teco Pottery was so well known for. Their Mat Green Glaze is a Mint Green with char coaling color that is as unique as the Pottery Company itself. The vase displays a squat bulbous form with a mildly flaring Neck or Top opening. The Vase is a cute form and was designed to hold small Phlox or similar type flowers.

The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is signed on the bottom with Teco's infamous "T" with the "eco" underneath the right side of the T. The form also has the indented ring where this mark lies. This is the sign of an Original Teco as the Fakes do not have this same bottom. The exterior edge is ground smooth very similar to Hampshire Pottery's method of finishing.

Teco exemplifies pottery of the "Prairie School" Arts and Crafts movement of which Frank Lloyd Wright made so popular. In 1886 the Gates Pottery was established as a subsidiary with William D. Gates as its president. Gates used the facilities to experiment with clays and glazes in an effort to design a line of Art Pottery which led to the introduction of Teco Pottery (TErra COtta) in 1902. This is a quality piece of Art Pottery made by one of the Arts and Crafts Movement most important Potters. Teco competed heavily against Grueby and Fulper for this once flourishing market.

This is a rather Rare find as Cabinet pieces in this size usually are found with damage. This one I am happy to report has none. This piece is early and was made Circa 1902-1915.


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Go to Clements Antiques of New Hampshire's website.

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