During the mid to latter part of the 1920s, the Roseville company designed very simple art deco/arts and crafts shapes and glaze them with a drip design calling this line Carnelian I. A year or two later, they took some of the same shapes as well as others from assorted patterns and developed mottled or blended glazes and classified this line as Carnelian II. I have been told that the company actually over glazed some of the drip carnelian pieces due to poor sales. I have owned a number of this line of Roseville and I’ve always admired the beauty as well as diversity of the glazes and colors. Usually covered with a heavy glaze, this example is no exception. The catalogue number I can fine for this shape is 357-5. The rich maroon and purple hues accentuate the deco design of this handled pot. The vase stands 5 1/4” to the top of the handles with extend approximately 1/4” above the rim. The top opening measures 5” across, base 3 3/4” diameter. This example is in factory original condition with no damage or repairs. Due to the heavy glaze running especially to the base rim during firing, the bottom required post factory grinding which often causes some chipping as the glaze forms a coating similar to glass and flakes when ground. I have pictured a couple extremely minor flakes, none of which detract from the beauty or value. Definitely a handsome example of art deco pottery to fit in any deco or arts and crafts decor. I’ve included a number of pictures of this exquisite item.