Weller Pottery, Bedford Matt Green, Buttressed Footed, Arts & Crafts Design Vase~~ - For Sale
Weller Pottery, Bedford Matt Green, Buttressed Footed, Arts & Crafts Design Vase~~
For Sale is a very nice Arts and Crafts Designed Vase made by The Weller Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. The Glaze is known as "Bedford Matt Green" and it is an outstanding in this form. I call it a Buttressed Ringed Snake Pot cabinet Vase. The Vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 3 5/8" tall and has a diameter of 3 3/4".
This Vase displays a wonderful deep frothy matte green glaze accented with char coaling and veining. This Glaze is very similar to Hampshire's Cucumber Matte Green Glaze and I suspect that Weller created the Bedford Matt Green Line to specifically compete with them. The Shape is an outstanding Arts and Crafts Form. It has four Vertical Buttressed Feet that rise above the top edge. It has a ribbed ringed top neck and bottom border on a Snake Pot form. This form has eluded me for years. When found these usually have major damage and I am happy to report this has none.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is unsigned but it has the Painted Green Glaze on the bottom. This is a tell tale sign of unsigned Weller in the Bedford Matt Line. This Pattern and form is well documented in the Weller Pottery Catalog. The Bedford Matt Line was considered an early line by Weller Pottery Circa 1905-1920.
Those of you who decorate in the Arts and Crafts, Mission Style will surely welcome this fine Arts and Crafts Vase into the home. It will also enhance any Matte Green Art Pottery Collection. This would look outstanding with anyone Decorating with Gustav Stickley or Mission Arts and Crafts Style Furniture.