ROSEVILLE POTTERY, EARLY VELMOSS, ARTS & CRAFTS, NICE
For sale I have a wonderful Arts and Crafts piece of Art Pottery made by The Roseville Pottery company of Zanesville, Ohio. The Shape is a Lamp Base Pottery Glazed Blank. The Lamp Base measures 7 7/8" tall and is 4 1/4" in Diameter at the belly of the base. The top rim measures 3 15/16" outside measurement.
The Lamp Base Blank Displays an array of Geometrical Embossed or Raised Blade like Leaves that Surround the entire Base. The Glaze is just wonderful as it has a Caramel or Mustard colored matte blend of yellow and tan, in combination with the Avocado Matt Green. This green kinds of reminds me of the color of Moss. The bottom of the Lamp Base has a Reddish Melon Colored Glaze covered partially with the Green Glaze. There is a factory drilled bottom hole as well as on the side near the bottom. There is Glaze in these holes and this is how we know it is Factory. These Holes allows for the lamp cord to go through the back side and one could also have a complimentary foot added out of wood or metal for more stability and height.
The Lamp Base is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is unsigned but it displays that Melon Colored Reddish bottom. This is the tell tale sign of Roseville's Early Velmoss Line. The bottom of the bowl's edges are ground down smooth which is very similar to Hampshire Pottery's method of finishing their pieces.
The Early Velmoss Line was considered an early Line by Roseville as it was first introduced in 1916. Those of you who are looking to add this example to their collection will be happy with their purchase. This line is a hard to find line in the field of Roseville Collecting. Usually when these pieces are found there is damage. I am happy to report there is None. This line works extremely well with those decorating in the Mission Arts and Crafts Style of Decor. This works just wonderful as a Vase display by turning the Factory Cord Hole to the backside.