Roseville Pottery, Wincraft, Very Lovely Blue Basket - For Sale
Roseville Pottery, Wincraft, Very Lovely Blue Basket
For sale I have a very nice piece of Pottery made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The Pattern is "Wincraft" and it is done in the more popular Blue Glaze and the shape is a Basket. The Basket stands 8" tall, and is 9 3/4" wide and 5 1/2" deep.
The Basket has a lovely Hi Gloss two tone Blue Glaze. The Lighter blue is a Robins Egg Blue and it is accented with a Deeper Blue Green Glaze along the bottom third. The Vase displays Embossed Mountain Laurel Flowers blooming off of a stem rising up from the bottom Blue Green Leaves. It has a wonderful Art Deco Shape. The Buttress Style Handle Accents this piece wonderfully well giving it a very strong appearance.
The Basket is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The only issue to mention is a glaze skip on the underside of one side of the handle. The piece is signed on the bottom with "Roseville U.S.A." in raised relief along with the mold number 208-8" also in raised relief.
I'm not usually crazy about Hi Gloss Glazes but this line is a very beautiful and pleasing line. It was created late in Roseville's years as the Basket was made Circa 1948.
This was never a really successful line and there are not many examples on the market. Roseville Pottery was out of business by 1954. Those of you who Collect Wincraft and want an excellent example in both Form and Glaze Combination will surely welcome this piece of Art Pottery into their Collection.