Wonderful Mission Style 1920‘s Matte Glazed Weller Forest Planter Jardiniere
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Wonderful Mission Style 1920‘s Matte Glazed Weller Forest Planter Jardiniere:
This fine piece of Weller Forest pottery measures 4-5/8“ tall and 5-1/2“ wide across the rim. Sharon & Bob Huxford’s The Collector’s Encylopedia of Weller Pottery dates the Forest line as mid-teens to 1928. On page 168, they said that Lucile Henzke related that Forest was designed by Rudolph Lorber, inspired by the country side scenery he once observed from the window of a train.
Typical of this line, my piece is not signed. But I believe that this is an early piece because the mold lines are still crisp and well-delineated. Also, the colors on this piece are rich and wonderful, with the lovely blue shade used for sky and water. It is very Mission, Arts & Crafts looking and would work so well in those kinds of settings.
Condition: I can find no chips or cracks on the exterior or bottom. Inside the pot, but not going all the way through to the outside, are 2 shallow cracks coming down from the rim. I have included photographs of those. There is also a little lime deposit in one area. Again, from the exterior, this piece looks perfect and is visually so pleasing.
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