This large Wildflower Two-Handled Fan Vase was produced by Hull Pottery, USA in their beloved Pink and Blue matte glaze. The large fan-shaped vase has an embossed design of a spray of wildflowers including a Trillium blossom and a Mission Bell or Buttercup flower decorated by hand in shades of pale pinks and yellows on one side of the vase. The other side features a single pink Trillium flower, and large pale green leaves and appropriate flower buds fill out the sprays. The double handles branch out about halfway down the vase and join again at the foot, reminiscent of a hands-on-hips position. The overall satiny glaze is a deeper pink fading to blue as it travels down the vase, a popular Hull Art color combination.
This large vintage vase measures 10-1/2 inches tall and 10-1/2 inches wide across the fan-shaped top. The top opening is 4-inches front to back. It is 7-inches across the handles, and the oval base is 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches.
There were a few different versions of the Wild Flower pattern. This one, with Trillium, was made by Hull Pottery, USA from 1946 to 1947.
The embossed mark “Hull Art USA” is followed by the mold number “W-15-10-1/2,” indicating the mold number and the height. There is also a B incised by hand above the embossing.
There is a 1/2-inch shallow chip on the edge of the foot and another inch long narrow line where the glaze is missing, also on the edge of the foot. I find 3 to 4 more small glaze pops or slips under black light, the largest is visible in natural light and can be seen in the photos. There is all-over crazing that has not discolored on the face of the vase but has browned on the underside of the foot. This vintage vase has been well-used and will need cleaning on the inside.
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