This 8.25" tall vintage art pottery vase was made int he 1940's by Roseville in the timeless White Rose pattern. The front of the piece features two large white roses with yellow centers along with a series of bright green leaves while the back is also finished with multiple green leaves and one large rose. The round pedestal foot bears a green glaze which transitions to a soft pink color at the body. As seen in the accompanying photographs the pedestal foot has a textured surface resembling bark which extends up onto the body. The neck flares out and is finished at the rim with four deep notches. The piece is finished with two arched handles which bear raised decoration in the form of scrolls.
The vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. As a hand made piece it should be noted that there are irregularities in the glaze related to production including glaze pops and flecks of material caught in the glaze itself. There is also some very faint age related crazing to the glaze present. These issues are mentioned for accuracy and do not detract from the appearance of the vase.
The piece stands 8.25" tall and is 6.75" across as measured from the furthest points of the handles. The mouth is 5" from edge to edge and the foot is 4.5" in diameter. The underside is marked with the raised "Roseville U.S.A." mark along with pattern/shape "147-8". The vase weighs in at 2lbs 4oz. As seen in photos 8 and 9, the underside bears a charming pencil inscription reading "Verta Hoffman - 1945" and "Secret Pal". The date "1945" is also faintly written in pencil on the underside of the foot rim.
This highly collectible vase is beautifully proportioned and would be a terrific addition to a collection of Roseville, whether in the White Rose pattern or as part of a larger grouping of American art pottery. A very pretty piece displayed on its own or filled with flowers.
Vintage Roseville Pottery White Rose Pink and Green 8.25" Vase 147-8