An unusual form and glaze for a Hampshire Pottery original. Most likely produced in the early 1900s, this piece exhibits a true arts and crafts look with the thick bubbly glaze forming a lava appearance in areas of the body. In the thicker areas the glaze tended to bubble where as other areas the underlying white clay can be seen. Evidently when this piece was first produced the decorator used an underline bronze/light brown glaze and then over sprayed it with a thick blue color which gave way to the final appearance. The excess glaze on the bottom was ground during production which possibly took off the original company mark. It measures 5 1/4” tall with opening 1 1/4” diameter and 2 1/4” base. The piece is in original condition with no damage or repairs noted. I will mention due to the finishing of the base for the removal of the excess glaze that a number of bubbles popped during this process. A normal expectation for this item. A very special vase to add to your collection. I’ve included many pictures of all angles of this wonderful vase.
Hampshire Pottery Experimental Vase-Lava Glaze