Peters and Reed Pottery, Moss Aztec, Hanging Planter - For Sale
Peters and Reed Pottery, Moss Aztec, Hanging Planter
For sale I have a lovely piece of pottery made by the Peters and Reed Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The shape is a Hanging Planter and it is the ever poular Moss Aztec Line. The Planter measures 4 7/8" tall and is 5 5/8" in diameter. The inside opening measures 5 1/8" wide.
The Planter depicts a mock Wicker Basket pattern and there are even simulated nails in the fine details as if holding the basket together. The Beehive shaped Basket has three main straps for a solid construction look with the top main collar. This is such a nice job on the details that the Planter would indeed enhance a Basket Collection as well. There is a waterproofing glaze on the interior so you can actually use it. The piece is glazed in the Moss Aztec technique which is a Terra Cotta with a Verde Accent applied over it. It resembles Moss that grows in shady areas as it is in the crevices or lower relief areas of the design. There are three factory drill holes for the lucky winner to tie Jute to hang as it was intended for.
The piece is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The Planter has been used by its previous owner and could use a good cleaning by the new owner as there are some calcium deposits on the upper inside rim. This does not detract from the piece when it is displayed and again could be soaked out by its new owner. The piece is unsigned however guaranteed to be Vintage Peters and Reed from the Moss Aztec line.
Peters and Reed Pottery (1897-1919) was bought out in 1920 and the name was changed to Zane Pottery of Zanesville, Ohio. They still produce some of the same styles as Peters and Reed. They changed from Red Clay to White Clay Products in 1926.Frank Ferrel designed this Line for Peters and Reed. He was employed there from 1906-1918. In 1918 he left Peters and Reed to work for Roseville Pottery.