This 8.25" tall vintage Roseville art pottery vase was made in the 1940s and features the timeless White Rose pattern. The front of the piece bears two large white roses with yellow centers along with a series of bright green leaves while the back is also finished with multiple green leaves and one large rose. The round pedestal foot is finished in a green glaze that transitions to a soft pink color. The pedestal foot has a textured surface resembling bark which extends up onto the body. The neck flares out and is finished at the rim with four deep notches perfect for arranging flowers. The piece is finished with two arched handles bearing raised decoration in the form of scrolls.
The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. As a handmade piece, it should be noted that there are irregularities in the glaze related to production including glaze pops and flecks of material caught in the glaze itself along with very faint age related crazing to the glaze, all of which are mentioned for accuracy. The piece stands 8.25" tall and is 6.75" across as measured from the furthest points of the handles. The mouth is 5" from edge to edge and the foot is 4.5" in diameter. The underside is marked with the raised "Roseville U.S.A." mark along with pattern/shape "147-8". The vase weighs in at 2lbs 4oz. As seen in photos 8 and 9, the underside bears a charming pencil inscription reading "Verta Hoffman - 1945" and "Secret Pal". The date "1945" is also faintly written in pencil on the underside of the foot rim.
This highly collectible vase is beautifully proportioned and would be a terrific addition to a collection of Roseville, whether in the White Rose pattern or as part of a larger grouping of American art pottery. A very pretty piece displayed on its own or filled with flowers.