WELLER POTTERY, FLEMISH TUB, BASKET, FRUIT BOWL, ROSES, NICE - For Sale
WELLER POTTERY, FLEMISH TUB, BASKET, FRUIT BOWL, ROSES, NICE
For sale is a wonderful piece of pottery made by The Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. It is a Tub or Basket in the ever popular "Flemish" line. The Basket is 4 1/2" tall to the rim and is approximately 5 7/8" to the tip of the handles. The piece measures 8" wide at the outside rim of the bowl 8 7/16" to the outside of the handles.
The Basket depicts a very natural looking woven basket adorned with a Garland of roses and leaves on each side. There are two twisted mock Rattan or Wicker handles. The background is an earthtone blended caramel and honey glaze with light accents of soft Moss Green. The Roses are a deep Mauve with lighter highlights on the high points. There are life like detailed leaves to complete the look. This form is referred to as a Tub in the Weller Books however it seconds as a Basket because of the handles. This would also make a lovely centerpiece for your fall or holiday decor and would easily second as a Fruit or Nut Bowl.
The Basket is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. There is one Clay separation by one of the handles that happened in manufacturing. I have taken photos to show however you can even see in the photos that there are Glaze traces in the separation.The piece is unsigned but guaranteed to be Vintage Weller. There is an "16" in freehand Black Ink which I believe was the finishers mark.
The piece is made Circa 1918-1928.
This is a very versatile piece that will work with almost any decor as the Flemish line was a very extensive line and closely resembles Woodcraft, Alvin, Muskota and Baldwin just to mention a few. It focused on Nature at its best whether it be Flowers or Fruits.