MARBLEHEAD POTTERY, BLUE ARTS & CRAFTS RAISED CENTERPIECE BOWL, GREAT SHAPE - For Sale
MARBLEHEAD POTTERY, BLUE ARTS & CRAFTS RAISED CENTERPIECE BOWL, GREAT SHAPE
For sale is a wonderful Arts and Crafts piece of Art Pottery made by The Marblehead Pottery Company of Marblehead, Massachusetts. The Shape is the very desirable Mission Shaped Raised Centerpiece bowl or Planter. The Bowl is kind of large as it stands 3" tall and is 9" in diameter.
The Bowl or Planter is covered in a Smooth Speckled Indigo Glaze. This is also known as the infamous "Marblehead Blue Glaze". This is such a pleasing Matt Blue Glaze and I can see why it was so popular during the day. The Inside displays a lighter Matt Robins Eggs Blue Waterproofing Glaze. The two tones of Blue look outstanding together.
The Bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are a few pin indent areas on the outside of the Bowl in the glaze. This is considered Factory as it was made this way. When you hold this Bowl in your hands you can immediately feel Quality. It has good weight and feels solid. You can also feel this is handmade. When you run your fingers on the inside of the bowl you can feel grooves on the inside walls. This is the tell tale sign of a hand thrown piece. The Bowl is signed on the bottom with the Impressed Ship Logo along with the Initials "M" and "P" on each side of the sails for "Marblehead Pottery".
This is a very nice example of this form and Glaze. This is a very hard to find form in the Bowl Shapes. I have only seen a handful of these in my 38+ years as a Collector/Dealer. I am quite sure the buyer will be quite happy with their purchase. It will look just wonderful for those decorating in the Arts and Crafts, Mission Style Decor. It would look outstanding on a Stickley Furniture Bookcase or Dining Room Table.
Marblehead Pottery was established in 1904 by Dr. Herbert J. Hall as a Studio Art Pottery in Marblehead, Massachusetts using the art and technique of ceramics manufacturing and decorating as a rehabilitation and therapeutic aid to local sanitarium patients at Hall's Devereux Mansion Sanitarium. Marblehead Pottery stopped producing Art Pottery in 1936. Marblehead Pottery was a small Pottery Company never employing more than 6 workers. Their Pottery is considered somewhat scare as compared to their Contemporaries of the day. The collectors that have collected their pieces rarely let them go.