HAMPSHIRE POTTERY ALLIGATOR SKIN SHOULDER VASE SAGE GRN
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For Sale is a wonderful Arts and Crafts Shaped Vessel made by Hampshire Pottery of Keene, NH. The shape is known as a "Shoulder" Vase. The mouth or opening of the Vase is 2 7/8" in diameter.
The Vase has a wonderful matte Sage Green Glaze that is pretty uniform throughout. The Texture of the Glaze is rather unique as it strongly resembles that of an Alligator's Skin. One half of the Vase has this heavy texture with the other side being smooth like the underside of an Alligator. You can see undertones of a deep mauve on the smooth side. The Bottom edge displays that beautiful ground down, smooth round bottom edge. Hampshire Pottery made 4 versions of this very popular form. This form was the 2nd largest of this form.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is a dimple on the smooth side along the Shoulder. I believe this was purposely made this way. It also has crazing on the heavy texture side. I also believe this was done on purpose as well. There is a an area on the Textured shoulder side that has a Semi-Gloss finish. This is also factory. I have pictured all of these for you to view. The vase is signed on the bottom with the incised "Hampshire Pottery" in Script letters along with the letter "M" in a Circle to Honor his Wife "Emoretta". She was the daughter of the founder, James Scollay Taft. There is also the mold or pattern number "18/3" impressed as well. This form was the 2nd largest of this form. The other size were 18/1, 18/2, and 18/4 the largest.
Hampshire Pottery started producing Matte Glazes in 1891. This was 7 years earlier than their main Competitor Grueby Faience of Boston, Mass. Hampshire Pottery resembles the style of Grueby but were much more affordable as they were mold made pieces as opposed to hand thrown.
This piece can be dated based on the "M" in a Circle mark. This was the mark that Cadmon Robertson used during his tenure with Hampshire Pottery. This vase was made, circa 1904-1914. Shoulder vases from Hampshire Pottery are becoming very hard to find. The uniqueness of this Glaze would make this a Great Addition to one's Hampshire Pottery Collection. It would also look outstanding on that Stickley Arts and Crafts Style Bookcase. I sure the buyer will be quite pleased with their purchase.
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- Type / Pattern
- SHOULDER VASE
- HAMPSHIRE POTTERY
- Width: 5 inches
- Height: 7 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
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