HAMPSHIRE POTTERY MATT GREEN CANDLESTICK w CHARCOALING - For Sale
HAMPSHIRE POTTERY MATT GREEN CANDLESTICK w CHARCOALING
For sale is a splendid Arts and Crafts piece of Art Pottery made my Hampshire Pottery of Keene, New Hampshire. The Piece is a "Chamber Stick" or "Candlestick". The Glaze is done in Hampshire's most Popular Matte Cucumber Greene Glaze. The Ewer is 2 1/2" tall and 4" in diameter.
This Chamber Stick displays a very nice Mottled Cucumber Green Glaze. The Glaze has wonderful charcoaling throughout!! The Deep Matte Cucumber Green Glaze Rivals any Matte Green Glaze produced by Grueby Faience of Boston, Mass. The Candlestick is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is a area on the inside of the candle holder that is a little light in the green glaze. On the opposite side is a glaze pin pop inside the candle hole.
The Candlestick or Chamber Stick is signed on the bottom side with the Impressed "Hampshire Pottery" Script Lettering plus the Mold or Shape Number "145" in raised relief. It also has the incised M inside a Circle mark. This dates this piece to Circa 1904-1914. These were the years that Cadmon Robertson worked and managed Hampshire Pottery. He used this mark as a tribute to his wife Emoretta, who was the daughter of the Founder, James Scollay Taft in 1871.
Hampshire started producing Matte Glazes in 1891. This was 7 years earlier than their main Competitor Grueby Faience of Boston, Mass. Hampshire Pottery resembles the style of Grueby but were much more affordable as they were mold made pieces as opposed to hand thrown.
I would consider this an excellent example of this Matt Green Glaze in both form and Glaze. This will make a wonderful addition to any matte Pottery collection of Art Pottery and would look great on that Stickley Mission Arts and Crafts Bookcase.