Mission swirl art pottery produced at the Niloak pottery company of Benton, Arkansas continues to dazzle the collecting market with his popularity. I’ve been told by collectors that the larger, heavier examples still tend to command top dollar especially when in pristine original condition. This particular hourglass shaped vase will fit that bill. The combination of earthtone colors with the beautiful rich blue swirls accentuates the deco style shape. The mark on the bottom I believe is the second art mark which was used between 1925 and the early 1930s, towards the end of the production of this line of pottery. The vase stands 10 7/8” tall with the opening just over 4” across and a base 4 3/4” diameter. A stout vase, it weighs in at just over 3 lbs. The item is in excellent original condition with no damage or repairs noted. I will mention a few very minor and hardly noticeable graphite marks on the outside which tend to blend in with the swirl pattern. Also on the inside at production a couple spots of the shiny glaze used on the inside made their way up to about 3/4” from the top. I mentioned this strictly for accuracy as this aspect does not detract from the look or value. I have included numerous pictures from different angles of this wonderful Niloak swirl vase.
Niloak Mission Swirl Art Pottery Vase-Second Art Mark