Roseville Pottery, Bittersweet Basket Vase, Very Nice~~~ - For Sale
Roseville Pottery, Bittersweet Basket Vase, Very Nice~~~
For Sale is a very nice piece of Arty Pottery made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The Pattern is called "Bittersweet" and the form is a basket. It is done in the most popular Yellow and Brown Glaze combination. The Basket has some size to it as it stands 8 1/2" tall, and is 7 1/4" wide and 5" deep.
The Basket has a lovely two tone yellow and light brown Terracotta background Glaze. The Basket displays a very pleasing pattern of berries with green leaves winding across the front and back side of the vessel. The background is has a grainy texture. The handle is molded and shaped to resemble a Brown Branch. The mold is crisp and well defined. The color mix is nice and even.
The Basket is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, or chips. The only issue is a tiny flea glaze nick pictured and the underside bottom has an area in which it didn't get any glaze. It appears something round caused this. This is not damage as you can see in my close-up. It was made this way. This cannot be seen when displayed. There is also minor crazing which is common with this line. The piece is signed on the bottom with "Roseville U.S.A." in raised relief along with the mold number 809-8" also in raised relief.
This is not a commonly found line and it is quite lovely. I'm sure the lucky buyer will be quite please with their purchase. It was created late in Roseville's years as this Basket was made Circa 1951. This pattern was in production for only 3 years as Roseville Pottery closed in 1954. These Baskets in this pattern are becoming harder and harder to find. The collectors really hang on to them.