This Hampshire vase stands 4.75" high by 5" in diameter. It has a classic Arts & Crafts form, with a rolled rim. It is glazed in a very unusual and handsome pumpkin/burnt orange glaze, which is feathered and veined in a gold-colored glaze combination, a great stained glass glaze effect! It changes at every turn, with lots of character to the glaze, finished in a satin matte. Hampshire Pottery, owned by James Scollay Taft, opened in 1871, in an old clothespin factory in Keene, NH. In 1904, Cadmon Robertson, Mr. Taft's brother-in-law, joined the business as its Superintendent. His wife, Emoretta ran the pottery showroom. According to the references, Robertson developed more than 900 different glaze variations during his tenure, which ended abruptly in 1914, when he died unexpectedly. Hampshire Pottery experimented in many color variations. This may be a trial glaze because we've never seen this glaze before, but there are no markings to indicate a trial glaze. It certainly makes for good conversation! This vase is marked on the base, which looks like 'Hampshire', and has the classic white Hampshire bottom, and it is a classic form for the Hampshire Pottery, so we guarantee it to be original vintage Hampshire Pottery. We darkened one of the base photos in attempts to show the mark. It is in factory mint condition, with darker areas of glaze, and a mold line showing on the interior rim. There are a couple of glaze bubbles, and a factory glaze skip near the base edge, all shown in the photos. This impressively-glazed Hampshire Arts & Crafts vessel makes a very handsome presentation!
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