For sale is wonderful Wall Pocket made by The Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "WoodCraft" and it depicts a very detailed forest or foliage background. The wall pocket is rather large as it measures 9 3/16" tall (Height) and 4 5/8" wide at the top opening outside measurement.
The vase displays a Squirrel sitting on a knot from an Oak tree eating an acorn. This is set against a background of tree bark , knots with vines with another acorn growing out of the 2 leaves. The raised relief detail is just outstanding. This is one of my favorite patterns as it really takes you back to nature. Living here in New Hampshire I see this sight almost on a daily basis. The piece has wonderful browns, greens, and beige's running throughout.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, or chips. The Wall Pocket appears to have been kept in a cabinet or a safe place on the wall most of its life. I see no calcium deposits what so ever that would have been caused by the displaying of Flowers with water inside and no damage to the hanging holes. The piece is not signed but it has a 20X underline mark in a black glaze. This is a well documented Wall Pocket produced only by Weller Pottery.
Those of you collecting Weller Woodcraft will surely welcome this Wall Pocket into your collection. This pocket is one of the most crisp and nicely colored that I have had the pleasure of owning in quite some time. It is truly an excellent example. This pattern will also work with Weller's Flemish, and Alvin line. This Wall Pocket was made during Weller's Middle Period 1920-1933.