Throughout history, attitudes and styles obviously changed depending on circumstances and advancements in technology. The same goes for pottery as companies worked to produce products desired by the public. The Roseville company created many different patterns and lines in order to stay up with the times. During the second decade of the 20th century, major shifts in the desired fashion took place, the Victorian era was cast out in favor of a simpler, more organic freeform style. Once such line introduced in 1916 was called early velmoss or velmoss I. It was produced primarily in assorted size vases, bowls and jardiniere/pedestal sets. The pattern consisted of assorted shape leaves ascending vertically from the base, sometimes accompanied by small flowers. This example has a catalog shape number of 127-6. Primarily colored in an olive green hue, areas of mustard yellow/tan blend in to form a beautiful mottled/streaked appearance. The vase stands just under 6” tall and measures 3 1/4” across the top. In excellent condition with no post factory damage or repairs noted. I will mention on the bottom in the center and area of clay can be seen where a portion of the glaze is missing. I believe this to of occurred at production as the bottom needed to be ground to remove excess dripping glaze. It is not visible when setting on the table and really not a decorative issue. I will also mention in the very bottom of the inside some crazing with some staining as well as some coloration due to use. Again this fact is not visible in less actually looking down in the pot. A fairly tough line to find, yet very popular with the collectors today. I’ve included a number of pictures for your viewing.

Vases, Urns
Brown, Green
Arts and Crafts, Mission
Art Pottery, Ceramics, Pottery
United States • American

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Roseville Pottery Early Velmoss Vase


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