Roseville Pottery Foxglove Blue Fan Vase 47-8
For comparison purposes we've included pictures in this listing of an original example of the same vase. Note how flat and uninviting the glaze colors are on the reproduction example. Coloration is thick and opaque and there is no careful shading between colors to blend them nicely with one another. The heavy clay body of the reproduction is dead white, as seen on the base, where glazing is absent. Compare its color to the buff color clay of the vintage Roseville piece. Careful examination reveals poor definition on the modern vase. Flower petals and leaves lack proper detail and the glazing is sloppy, there is also over-spray and exchanges of color where none should be present.
Although unlikely to fool the veteran buyer, a novice may not immediately spot the differences in quality and might buy this reproduction as 'authentic' because they are guided only by the spurious application of the Roseville name. All too often too much is paid because a buyer thought they were buying a vintage pottery vase. Meanwhile, boatloads of false Roseville articles continue to be available for a very nominal price from reproduction wholesale sources.
Measures 8 1/2 inches tall with a base diameter of 4 1/2 inches.
Item ID: 2007RP000419
Member since Aug 2007
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