For sale is a splendid arts and crafts style vase made by the Zanesville Stoneware Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The vase is done in the very desirable matte green glaze and the shape is what we call a "Ovoid" shaped vase. The vase is rather large as it stands 8 1/2" tall and is 6" in diameter at the bulge. The foot or base has a diameter of 4".
The vase depicts an embossed stylized flower on a stem surrounded by two elongated leaves on the front and back side. The mat green glaze is wonderful in the arts and crafts decorating scheme. The matte green glaze is very similar to Hampshire Pottery's cucumber matte green glaze. This is one of Zanesville Pottery's most popular patterns and glazes. It was specifically designed to compete against the other matte green glazes produced by Weller, Teco, Grueby, Roseville and Hampshire. These were contemporaries to Zanesville at the turn of the century.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, or chips. The only issues is the usually glaze pops and crazing as well as a glaze miss along the bottom edge. There are some glaze imperfections as well. These are manufacturing issues and is common with many Zanesville pieces. The vase is unsigned but it has shape number 101 impressed into the bottom. This is as good as a signature as it is shape number 101 in the Zanesville catalog pages.
This is a wonderful form and would look just fine in any early matte green art pottery collection. I'm sure it would look just fine on that Stickley Bookcase. This vase was made in the early 1900's circa 1910-1920.