PETERS AND REED POTTERY, MOSS AZTEC, DAISY VASE #171 - For Sale
PETERS AND REED POTTERY, MOSS AZTEC, DAISY VASE #171
For Auction I have a lovely piece of pottery made by the Peters and Reed Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The shape is a Vase and it is the ever popular "Moss Aztec" Line of Art Pottery. The Vase measures 6 1/8" tall and is 4 5/8" in diameter at the top opening and this is the outside measurements. The inside opening measures 3 7/8" wide.
The Vase depicts an embossed Daisy Style Flowers on long stems. The piece is glazed in the Moss Aztec technique which is a Terra Cotta with a Verde Accent applied over it. It resembles Moss that grows in shady areas as it is in the crevices or lower relief areas of the design. There is a very large amount of the Green Moss in all the low areas of the Vase. There is a waterproofing glaze on the interior so you can actually use it. The Crispness of the Flowers are realistic and very well detailed.
The piece is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The Vase shows minimal signs of use.This piece is unsigned however, it is guaranteed to be Vintage Peters and Reed from the Moss Aztec line. This is shown in the Sanford "Peters and Reed" Book on page 79 as Shape #171.
Peters and Reed Pottery (1897-1919) was bought out in 1920 and the name was changed to Zane Pottery of Zanesville, Ohio. They still produce some of the same styles as Peters and Reed. They changed from Red Clay to White Clay Products in 1926. Frank Ferrel designed this Line for Peters and Reed. He was employed there from 1906-1918. In 1918 he left Peters and Reed to work for Roseville Pottery.