HAMPSHIRE POTTERY, MATTE GREEN ARTS & CRAFTS LOTUS BOWL, VERY NICE - For Sale
HAMPSHIRE POTTERY, MATTE GREEN ARTS & CRAFTS LOTUS BOWL, VERY NICE
For sale is a wonderful Arts and Crafts piece of Art Pottery made by Hampshire Pottery of Keene, New Hampshire. The piece is called a "Lotus" Bowl and it is done in Hampshire's most Popular Matte Cucumber Green Glaze. The Bowl has some size to it as it is 10" in diameter and it stands 2 7/8" tall.
This Bowl displays a wonderful Arts and Crafts Pattern of Embossed Water Lily Pods rising between two Lily Pads. There are 6 of these surrounding the Bowl. The Bowl has a very nicely mottled matte cucumber green glaze that Hampshire Pottery was most famous for. This Deep Matte Cucumber Green Glaze Rivaled any Matte Green Glaze produced by Grueby Faience of Boston, Mass.
The bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is the usual waterproofing glaze firing lines on the bottom in 3 or 4 places. This is common on many Hampshire Pottery pieces. It is signed on the bottom side with the Incised "Hampshire Pottery" Script signature along with its shape number 57 and the M in a circle mark. Hampshire Pottery pieces with the M in a Circle puts that dating between 1904-1914. These were the years that he ran the Pottery and that mark was used to honor his Wife "Emoretta". She was the daughter of the founder, James Scollay Taft.
Hampshire started producing Matte Glazes in 1891. This was 7 years earlier than their main Competitor Grueby Faience of Boston, Mass. Hampshire Pottery resembles the style of Grueby but were much more affordable as they were mold made pieces as opposed to hand thrown. This will make a wonderful addition to any matte Pottery collection of Art Pottery and would look great on that Stickley Mission Arts and Crafts Bookcase.