For sale is a lovely pair of candlesticks made by The Roseville Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The Pattern is "Gardenia" and it is done in their ever Popular Gray Background Glaze. Each Candlestick measure approximately 1 3/4" tall and they have a diameter of 3 1/2".
The pattern is a very pleasing one of Banded White Gardenia Flowers surrounded by detailed veined leaves on each side of the Flower. The bottom glaze is just wonderful as it Bleeds from a Soft Lilac Purple at the bottom to a Medium Gray and then onto a lighter Gray at the top or opening of the Candlesticks.
The Candlesticks are considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks. nicks, chips or dings. There is the usual crazing that is common with this glaze. I have owned over 50 pieces of Gardenia in my Lifetime and I am pretty sure that every single one of them had crazing. I believe this to be very common and consistent with their Glaze Combinations for this line.
The candlesticks are signed on the bottom "Roseville U.S.A." along with the Shape number 651" in raised relief. There is also the letters and numbers "4 T" on one candlestick and a "V" or a small letter "h" or an "L" (depends how you look at it) written in a blue grease pencil. I believe these to be the Finishers and Artists initials. This Candlesticks are very lovely and will enhance any Roseville Gardenia Pottery Collection.