Weller Pottery, Forest Planter, Jardiniere, Crisp Mold, Great Color - For Sale
Weller Pottery, Forest Planter, Jardiniere, Crisp Mold, Great Color
For Auction is a wonderful piece of Art Pottery made by The Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The pattern is "Forest" and the shape can be called a Planter, Jardinière, or Squat Vase. The Planter stands 4 1/2" tall and is 5 1/2" wide at the rim and 4 1/4" at the bottom.
The Planter displays one of the most detailed mold Crispness I have ever seen on a Weller Forest item. Not only is the Mold Crisp but the Glaze Colors are equally as nice. The Jardinière displays a wonderful Forest Scene of Trees with lots of Foliage and a Waterfall in the background that forms a small stream snaking through the forest. The trees are done in a matt brown glaze and the Foliage in a matte green. The water is done in an ever pleasing light and dark matt blue glaze. The detail is just outstanding. The inside has a Blende Olive and Moss Green glaze and is very clean inside. The Planter sits up on 4 small horizontally raised feet on the bottom.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is unsigned as is common with this pattern. There are some signs of minimal wear to the bottom of the feet. The Weller Forest Pattern is very popular amongst Weller Pottery Collectors. This is a better than excellent example and I'm sure the lucky buyer will be very pleased with their purchase.
This piece was made during Weller's Middle Period, Circa 1918-1935.