Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Roseville Pottery
We proudly offer this nice piece of Roseville Pottery. This particular offering is a beautiful original Roseville Pottery Green Freesia dual handled ovoid vase, with the unique to green base cream & lavender combination blossoms.
The Vase is in excellent condition with fantastic depth of colors as well as an exceptionally crisp mold.
Freesia is a late period pattern introduced by Roseville Pottery in 1945, with standard colors including blue, brown, and green. Freesia was marked with the raised Roseville USA script mark, shape number, and size. Although Roseville advertised that there were 48 Freesia shapes, the factory stock pages show only 47 distinct forms.
The Roseville Pottery Company was founded in 1890. Roseville initially produced simple utilitarian ware such as flower pots, stoneware, umbrella stands, cuspidors, and limited painted ware. In 1900, Roseville Rozane became the first high quality art pottery high gloss glazed line produced by Roseville . In 1904, Frederick Rhead became art director for Roseville pottery. Rhead was responsible for the production of scarce art pottery lines such as Fudji, Crystalis, Della Robbia, and Aztec. In the early teens as demand for the more expensive, hand-crafted art pottery declined Roseville pottery shifted production to more commercially produced pottery. In 1919, Frank Ferrel succeeded Harry Rhead ( Fredericks brother) as art director for Roseville pottery. Frank Ferrel and George Krause combined to produce many of today's most popular patterns including Dahlrose, Rosecraft, Ferella, Sunflower, Blackberry, Cherry Blossom, and Wisteria.
Roseville pottery introduced Pine Cone in 1935, which became the most successful and highest volume pattern in Roseville history, including over 150 different shapes in blue, brown, and green. History records that the Pine Cone line alone was responsible for the survival of Roseville through the dark days of the latter 1930s. World War II required production changes for Roseville pottery, so during this period,
Roseville introduced such patterns as Fuchsia, Cosmos, Columbine, White Rose, Bittersweet, and Zephyr Lily. While these patterns were still the best quality art pottery in the market at this time, it was not enough to save the company. In a final effort to reclaim past glory, Roseville reintroduced the blue Pine Cone line in 1953, designated as Pine Cone Modern, but despite its immediate success, was not able to save the company.
Roseville Pottery regrettably ceased operations in 1954.