For sale is a lovely cabinet piece made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is called "Pinecone Modern" and it is done in their green background glaze. This pattern and color is one of Roseville's most desirable to collect. The bowl/tray is a nice cabinet size as it stands 2 1/4" tall and is 9 1/8" wide diagonal measurement and is 3 3/4" deep.
The bowl has a very pleasing soft green background glaze with undertones of white glaze inside the bowl. The bowl depicts a realistic pine cone attached the the corner and serves as a thumb handle. There are long pine needle embossed along the two-thirds of the bowl and give this piece its added character. The detail is crisp and the glazes are well defined.
This was Frank Ferrell's most popular design that he ever created while working at The Roseville Pottery Company. In fact, the company would have had to close it doors if it wasn't for the success of this line in the mid to late 1930's. The Pinecone line was considered the most popular line ever made at Roseville Pottery and that is still evident today. There are 4 colors that Pinecone was made in and they are Blue, Brown, Green and Pink. Pink Commands the Highest Price and is Rarely seen. Green is probably the least seen next to pink.
This bowl or tray is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is signed on the bottom with the raised "Roseville U.S.A." mark along with the mold or shape number "428-8". This is a quality piece of art pottery that will enhance any art pottery collection, especially those of you who collect Roseville Green Pinecone.
This is one of the RAREST FORMS to find in the Roseville Pinecone Pottery line. This piece also carries the 400 series mark which was made for only 2 years. It was the redesign of the Pinecone line in an effort to revive declining sales at Roseville Pottery. It was labeled as Pinecone Modern in the Roseville Pottery catalog pages. It was short lived as Roseville pottery was out of business by 1954.
This bowl/tray was made Circa 1953-54.