For sale is a lovely planter or jardiniere made by The Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The Pattern is "Cornish" and it is extremely popular among Weller Pottery collectors. The planter stands 3 1/2" tall and is 4 3/4" in diameter outside handles measurements.
The planter has a very pleasing and hard to find 2 toned brown glaze combination. It is almost like Weller's Goldenglow glaze except it has two tones of golden brown. The jardiniere displays embossed leaves on a stem with berries hanging from the concentric ring that surrounds the neck of the vessel on the front side. The leaves have an outstanding green brown life like glaze. The berries are a light blue and deep blue/black. The back side is plain and displays this wonderful Brown Two Toned Glaze. This glaze in this pattern has eluded me for many years as I have only found a few examples.
The planter is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are signs of use as there some calcium spotting and crazing on the inside of the planter. The outside is very clean and sharp!! The jardiniere is signed on the bottom with the incised script "Weller" cipher along with the script letter "i." in black. This was more than likely the artist or finisher's mark. Those of you who collect this Weller pattern will welcome this example and hard to find glaze for this pattern. I have been a dealer and collector for some 35+ years and I have only seen a handful of Cornish pieces made with this 2 toned glaze.
This vase will work with that Mission arts and crafts style home. It would look just great sitting on that Stickley bookcase. This jardiniere or planter was made Circa 1933.