Hampshire Pottery, Matte Green, Large Cylindrical Vase - For Sale
Hampshire Pottery, Matte Green, Large Cylindrical Vase
For sale I have a wonderful Arts and Crafts Shaped Vessel made by Hampshire Pottery of Keene, NH. The piece is known as a " Cylindrical" Vase. The Vase Stands 5 13/16" tall and is 3 1/2" in diameter.
The Vase displays a wonderful Matt Cucumber Green Glaze that is pretty uniform throughout. The top edges of the vessel shows some bleeding to a Olive Green. The inside shows where the Matte Green Glaze Dripped inside and you can see Hampshire's Water Proofing Glaze over that. The Bottom edge displays that beautiful ground down, smooth round bottom edge. Hampshire Pottery made 4 versions of this very popular form. This form was the 2nd largest of those.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The Vessel is signed on the bottom with the incised "Hampshire Pottery" in Script letters along with the letter "M" in a Circle to Honor his Wife "Emoretta". She was the daughter of the founder, James Scollay Taft. There is also the mold or pattern number "17/3" impressed as well.
Hampshire Pottery 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 Green Pottery collection of Art Pottery and would look great on that Stickley Mission Arts and Crafts Bookcase.
This piece can be dated based on the "M" in a Circle mark. This was the mark that Cadmon Robertson used during his tenure with Hampshire Pottery. This vase was made, circa 1904-1914.