For Sale is a wonderful Art and Crafts Styled Vase made by The Fulper Pottery Company of Flemington, NJ. The Vase is done in what I call a "Squat Raised Buttressed Handled" planter. The Vase is done in one of Fulper Pottery's most beautiful glaze combinations known as "Leopard Skin". The Vase has a nice size to it as it stands 3 1/4" tall and is 6 3/4" in diameter at the outside top handle measurement.
This Planter displays an outstanding green-brown mottled Leopard Skin Crystalline Glaze. The two tone Pea Green Glaze seems to be the main color of the Vase with the Leopard Skin Crystals covering throughout. These spots are plentiful on both sides of the vase and the pictures speak for themselves. The Glaze displays a two tone green at the neck with wonderful crystals throughout the lower half. The handles on both sides even have the Leopard Skin spots. The inside of the bowl has a Cats Eye Flambe' Glaze with copper dust crystals in the bottom. The Planter is further accented with 2 raised buttressed style handles that rise up from the waist and goes above the top lip. Then it reaches over and back down and attached to the top round lip perfectly. These appear to be two ear shaped buttress style handles. This Gives this piece that added Arts & Crafts, Mission shape.
The Planter is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are a Glaze pops but they are circular in shape and resemble the Leopard Skin spots and fit right in. These are pictured. The inside shows minor scratches in the bottom from use and is typical of a piece with this amount of age. The Vase is marked on the underside bottom with Fulper's incised "Fulper" vertical inside an oval Racetrack signature mark. This was Fulper's middle period mark and was made circa 1916-1922. This form is one of the most desirable to own in Fulper Pottery. This is known as shape number 73 in the Fulper Pottery Catalog and is simply described as a "Shouldered Jardinière"
This form used to be fairly common to see but I have seen very few examples in the past few years. It appears that the collectors are hanging on to these beauties. This is an excellent example of this form and glaze from Fulper. I'm quite sure the Buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. This would look Great on that Stickley, Mission, Arts and Crafts Style Bookcase.