Description HAMPSHIRE POTTERY VASE-Impressed M-118-NR
Hampshire Pottery Vase 118 - Matte Green, impressed Hampshire Pottery mark on the bottom. This vase is impressed with an M in a circle which is said to be a tribute from Taft to his wife Emoretta
Circa: Pre 1917 - Pottery closed in 1917
Size: Height: 5 1/2" and Width: 5 1/4" widest point- 3"mouth
Condition: VG - very minor imperfections that appear to be in the making (see pictures). A few on the surface scratches that are so minor they barely warrent noting - see picture 3. T are no cracks, chips or repairs. Please don't let my pain-staking attention to detail concern you. This is truely a beautiful piece of pottery and I always note any and all condition issues I see not matter how minor.
Comments: "Hampshire Pottery began production in 1871. The pottery was founded by James Taft. Hampshire Pottery first introduced the widely popular matte green glaze in 1883. In 1904 Cadmon Robertson joined Hampshire Pottery and was soon placed in charge of production. Robertson developed over 900 glazes while with Hampshire Pottery and was responsible for many of the forms. Robertson passed away in 1914 which left Hampshire solely in the hands of Taft. Just after Robertson's death, Taft determined to cease production. In 1916 Taft sold Hampshire Pottery to George Martin who was previously with Grueby Pottery. Hampshire pottery continued for only a year under Morton's direction and was closed in 1917. Most Hampshire Pottery was marked. Markings were impressed or stamped in the bottom of the item. Artists rarely signed the items they decorated. Hampshire Pottery markings often included an impressed M enclosed within a circle. In the book "Hampshire Pottery" by Pappas and Kendall, the authors attribute the impressed M as a tribute to Taft's wife Emoretta who assisted him in the retail showroom. . "
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