Rare Art Nouveau Figural Weller Art Pottery Vase Large Maiden Form Hobart C.1920 For SaleThanks to all our buyers, we are honored to be your one-stop, 5 star source for vintage pin-up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changing assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, art nouveau, art deco, & mid-century modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions about the items and our policies and please take a moment to peruse our other great items. All sell !
ITEM: You are offerding on an antique circa 1915 - 1925 Weller American Art pottery pretty maiden vase with a figural near nude maiden form. Great matte two colored glaze and a well articulated form with a pretty demure maiden that is more in the Art Nouveau aesthetic than Art Deco but this is clearly a transitional piece.
-- This is the Hobart line specifically --
This character is referred to as "Lydia"- she was created in two different forms....the standing centerpiece (which this example is) and the "Lydia" wall pocket vase which we previously listed on that ends this weekend. The line is called "Hobart" and is from around the 1915 - 1928 time period. The style is called " Lavonia " which was produced about in the middle of that timeline - Lavonia features a mixed base color of lavender for her person and a very light blue over the lavender base for her dress. She stands a full 11 inches tall and is 8 1/4 across the form to her outer wrists which hold her skirt. She has 2 flower pockets in the back.The depth of base is a full 3 1/2 inches.
This form and example of Weller Art Pottery is pictured on the cover of "All About Weller Book II"Rudolph Lorber designed this line for Weller as early as 1915. It continues to be a very popular line for collectors and it is quite scarce. This example is unmarked.
The condition of this piece is very good - fine.... there is slight crazing in the glaze which is to be expected and a few glaze pops and firing flaws her face is clean and the coloring and execution are top notch this is really a spectacular item. When tapped the vase sounds great, interior
shows a tiny bit of usage and mineral deposits from water, the surface has in addition to the crazing some rubbing and scuffs.
The winning buyer here will be delighted
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