Weller Pottery, Woodcraft Tree Stump Flower Frog, Rare
For sale I have a Wonderful Piece of Art Pottery made by The Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. What I have is a "Tree Stump Flower Frog" and it is done in one of Weller's Most Popular Glazes or Lines. The Glaze is known "Woodcraft". The Flower Frog stands 3 3/4" tall and is 6 1/4" in diameter.
The Flower Frog Vase displays wonderful earth tone glazes of Matte Brown and Green. The detail is just wonderful as the Raised Roots intertwine throughout the 7 Raised Stumps. These are nestled amongst a Forest colored Floor or ground. The 7 Raised Stumps all have an aperture in them allowing for a multiple arrangements of Flowers and Ferns. There are six stumps with the same diameter aperture with the Center Stump Aperture being a little bit larger. The Piece is unsigned and only has a large letter A written in a deep Green Glaze. This is the same glaze that is on the bottom but it is a little bit darker. This was more than likely the Artist or Finisher's Signature Initial.
The Flower Frog Vase is considered to be in Very Good Condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are the usual Factory Flaws with this piece and all of those are glaze over. There is a Factory Line Separation along the very bottom right edge on one of the 3 Flower Frog Stump Holes. This is factory as it is glazed over and mention for accuracy. This is a wonderful Flower Frog that you don't normally come across. Those of you who collect Weller's Woodcraft Line know exactly what you are looking at. I guarantee this Flower Frog to be made by The Weller Pottery Company.
This piece was made Circa 1917-1928. Those of you who collect Woodcraft pieces will surely Welcome this one into your collection. This is one of the Rarest of the Woodcraft pieces to own. This would look just wonderful on that Stickley. Mission, Arts and Crafts Style Bookcase.