For Sale is a beautiful Vase made by Roseville Pottery of Zanesville, Ohio. The Pattern name is know as "Wisteria" and it is a highly sought after pattern by Roseville Pottery Collectors. It is done in their Predominately Blue Tone Background Color. This is the most desirable of the Wisteria Glazes. The Vase is a large size as it stands 8 1/4" Tall and is 7 3/4" in diameter outside Handles measurement.
The Vase displays a wonderful blue drip glaze on a sandy colored Tree Bark Textured background glaze. The glaze is wonderfully executed. It is accented with embossed Lilac Wisteria's Drooping down from a cluster of Sage Green Leaves surrounding the neck of the Vase. This is true for the opposite side of the vase as well. The Piece displays two wonderfully applied triangular shaped handles that start just under the top lip and attach to the waist of the vessel. These are done in a Mottled Caramel, Butterscotch Glaze with a touch of the deep blue over glaze.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks, dings. The piece is unsigned, but does have writing on the bottom in a Blue Grease pencil or blue glaze. There is a cursive "J 9sx" with "1 98 and a large letter W". There is also a letter "L" above all these marks. I believe these to be the finishers mark. The 1.98 is written like it was a price amount but I believe this piece sold for more than that when it was made.
This piece is known as 680-8" in the Roseville Catalog and was made Circa 1937. Those of you who collect this pattern will gladly welcome this addition. Truly a Great example to add to your Wisteria Collection.