For Sale is a lovely piece of Art Pottery made by The Marblehead Pottery Company of Marblehead, Mass. I have a very large matte green flaring vase. The Vase has some size to it as it stands 5" tall and is 8 1/8" in diameter at the top lip. The Vase is substantial as it is quite heavy for its size and solid.
The Vase displays a tapered flaring form. The vase at the top resembles a trumpet opening and it tapers in at an angle with a slight curve to the round bottom. It has a deep rich matte green glaze. You commonly see this Vase in the infamous Marblehead Blue glaze. You hardly ever see it done in this matte green glaze. The size of this vase is also not that commonly found. You find the 5" opening but rarely the 8" or larger ones. The inside has sea foam green water proofing glaze. You can also see that this is a hand thrown pot as opposed to a mold made one. You can clearly see and feel the horizontal lines or grooves on the inside formed by the thrower's fingers.
The Vase is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. I saw only one pin pop in the glaze. The Vase is signed on the bottom with Marblehead's Impressed Ship Logo along with the Capital Letters "M" and "P" for Marblehead Pottery. This is a crisp and well detailed signature mark. This vase would look just wonderful in that Stickley, Mission Style Arts and Crafts Bookcase. This piece was made Circa 1904-1915.
Marblehead Pottery was established in 1904 by Dr. Herbert J. Hall as a Studio Art Pottery in Marblehead, Massachusetts using the art and technique of ceramics manufacturing and decorating as a rehabilitation and therapeutic aid to local sanitarium patients at Hall's Devereux Mansion Sanitarium. Marblehead Pottery stopped producing Art Pottery in 1936. Marblehead Pottery was a small Pottery Company never employing more than 6 workers. Their Pottery is considered somewhat scare as compared to their Contemporaries of the day.