Burley Winter Pottery, Double Handled Vase, Great Glaze!!
For Sale I have a Wonderful Example of Art Pottery made by The Burley and Winter Pottery Company of Crooksville, Ohio. The piece is a Double Handled Vase and stands 7 5/8" tall and is 7" wide outside handles measurement. The Vase displays a very nice mottled Glaze. It is done in a Light Mauve Background blended with a Sage Green Mottle. Burley Winter Pottery is rarely decorated because the beauty of their work is in their very Pleasing Shapes and Artistic Glazes. This particular Vase has two distinctly different sides as the first picture shows a very nice drippy Glaze over mottling. This side of the Vase has a deeper Mauve or Dusty Rose Glaze that goes all the way to the foot of the Vase. The Second Picture shows the opposite side that is a lighter Mauve and the Mottling on this side is Spectacular. There is also a nice Drip effect that stops at the Shoulder of the Vase and the Mottling on the Main Body is Soft and fairly consistent all the way to the Foot. The foot is Glazed in a Sage Green with hints of Robin's Egg Blue and Cream. This is just a Delightful Vase! The Vase is considered to be in Very Good to Excellent condition as there is a very minor chip on the foot that I have photographed in Picture 5 only for accuracy. I have a 10X zoom lens camera so it shows more here than when actually looking at the piece. It does not show when displayed. There are a couple of small glaze pops that happened during in manufacturing and do not detract from the Vases beauty. The piece is signed "45" which is the Shape Number. The original Burley Winter Pottery Company was in business from 1872-1932. It has somewhat of a complex history as there were quite a few potters named Burley in the Ohio Valley area and also several companies with Burley in their names. There were potters dating back as early as 1825 in the Crooksville, Ohio area with the Burley name and even as late as 1988 was under management of the grandsons of W. N. Burley. These are the ancestors to the Original Potter "Burley and Winters". They are making Pottery in the same exact Building today using some of the same molds that were found. They are using different glazes to establish the difference. They are also signed New Burley Winter. This Vase would look outstanding in any Mission, Arts and Crafts, Country or Shaker setting. This Vase was made Circa 1900-1920.