The Cincinnati Art Pottery Co. opened in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1879. Noted artist Thomas J. Wheatley worked there until 1882. Their first line was underglazed decorated pottery, but that was quickly discontinued. Their "Barbotine ware" followed, which was an applied pottery style, and was also short-lived. The Hungarian Faience was by far the most popular, with bright multi-colored applied glazes over a white clay. Later came the "Portland Blue Faience", described as a dark blue glazed ware with gold decorations. Their final product was "Kezonta ware", described as ivory colored faience with natural floral colors and gold scrollwork. The pottery was closed in 1891, but artist William Dell continued to produce pieces from the original molds for a few years before closing forever.
This Hungarian Faience vase having brightly colored flowers against a gray ground and having lots of fired on gold. This is a very pretty and interesting vase. Displays extremely well from all sides. Own a piece of pottery history!
Exceptional vase in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze. There is fine overall underglaze crazing on this wonderful piece with a small dimple on the side. It may appear more pronounced due to the macro lens used for the photography. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process including glaze misses and glaze pops. Dimensions are below.
Please review the high resolution pictures because they are part of the description. The pictures are taken with a macro lens which show exceptional detail. Please review each picture carefully and contact with any questions.
Marked and guaranteed to be original, vintage William Dell pottery.
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H: 6 1/2", Base: 3 1/4" , Rim: 2 1/8"
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