I have a beautiful matte green swollen shoulder vase. This vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands about 6 3/16" tall and is 3 1/8" in diameter at its widest point. The top opening is 1 3/4 in diameter inside measurements. This vase has that classical Greek shape of a swollen shoulder form with a fairly small opening in the top to receive flowers. This vase displays a medium matte green glaze that Teco Pottery was so well known for.Their matte green glaze is a green with char coaling in the green glaze that is as unique as the Pottery Company itself. This vase was designed by the founder W.
This vase has a very pleasing form and is considered to be one of the most popular shapes collected by Teco Pottery collectors. The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. You can see a stilt mark along the bottom edge on 1 side of viewing. The vase was made this way and not damage.
You can see it clearly when the vase is turned upside down. This piece is signed on the bottom with Teco's infamous "T" with the "eco" underneath the right side of the T.This form also has the indented ring where this mark lies. This is the sign of an original Teco vase as the fakes do not have this same bottom. The exterior bottom underside edge is smooth and has glazing and waterproofing on it. Teco exemplifies pottery of the "Prairie School" Arts and Crafts movement of which Frank Lloyd Wright made so popular. In 1886 the Gates Pottery was established as a subsidiary with William D.
Gates used the facilities to experiment with clays and glazes in an effort to design a line of art pottery which led to the introduction of Teco Pottery (TErra COtta) in 1902. This is a quality piece of art pottery made by one of the Arts and Crafts movement most important Potters. Teco competed heavily against Grueby and Fulper for this once flourishing market. This piece of Teco is known as shape #A-60 in the Teco catalog pages.
There were 4 sizes to this shape with this one being the smallest and D-60 being the largest. CLEMENTS ANTIQUES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STOREFRONT.
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The item "TECO POTTERY, MATTE GREEN SWOLLEN FORM, NICE SIZE, ARTS & CRAFTS, VERY NICE" is in sale since Saturday, September 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Teco". The seller is "lastminute713" and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.