For Sale is a very nice Console Set made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The Pattern is "Wincraft" and they are done in a mottled Green Glaze. There are three pieces to this set and the shapes are a nice sized Console Bowl with matching Candlesticks. The Console Bowl measures approximately 2 3/4" tall and 10 1/4" outside handle measurement. The inside rim of the bowl is ever so slightly oval and varies in measurement from 8" to 8 1/4" in diameter. The Candlesticks measure 2 1/8" tall and 3 3/4"in diameter.
The pieces have a lovely Hi Gloss mottled Green Glaze. There is a pleasing Lime Green mottled with a Soft Sky Blue that graduates to a Chocolate Brown mottled with Lilac at the base of all pieces. It is quite stunning for all of these glazes to be incorporated on these functional pieces! The Bowl displays Embossed Mountain Laurel Flowers in bloom adorning the rim and a group of leaves coming from the base. The Buttress Style Handles are a wonderful accent to this piece. The Candlesticks are done in the same manner with more exaggerated angular handles.
The set is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The Console Bowl is signed on the bottom with "Roseville U.S.A." in raised relief along with the mold number 226-8" also in raised relief. There is also a number 5 written in grease pencil along with an illegible letter which is most likely the finishers marks. The Candlesticks are signed with "Roseville U.S.A." in raised relief along with 251 which is the shape number. There is also a raised number 7 on each candlestick and I am not sure of the significance. There is a letter C in grease pencil on both of them which is a finishers mark.
I'm not usually crazy about Hi Gloss Glazes but this line is a very beautiful and pleasing line. It was created late in Roseville's years as this console set was made Circa 1948.
This was never a really successful line and there are not many examples on the market. Roseville Pottery was out of business by 1954. Those of you who Collect Wincraft and want an excellent example in both Form and Glaze Combination will surely welcome these pieces of Art Pottery into their Collection. These would also make a lovely Centerpiece to any table setting but not so elegant that they could be kept out for every day use.