One of the rarest lots in the current Auctions.JustArtPottery.com live, internet auction is the Roseville Della Robbia
vase. The vase features a design of eight highly detailed and deeply carved stylized fish extending the full perimeter of the vase. The vase is shown in a factory cut page in Bomm’s Roseville In All Its Splender on page 288.
The Della Robbia vase which stands 10 1/2″ tall is factory shape number D7. There is a professional, museum quality restoration to minor damage to the rim and base. There is no other damage or repair to the vase and the piece is cleanly marked with the Rozane Ware wafer mark. The body of the vase is initialed CH by the artist.
Auction bidding on the Della Robbia vase starts at $2,000 and the piece has a pre-sale estimate of $3,000 to $5,000. Online, absentee or phone bidding on the Della Robbia vase and over 150 lots of American art pottery is available now until March 6, 2011. Live, online bidding is available at auctions.justarpottery.com or proxibid.com/justartpottery.
All Della Robbia is considered rare and the highest valued art line ever produced by Roseville Pottery. High-end art pottery collectors and investors prefer Della Robbia with animal or people motifs over floral designs and demand is always highest for examples showing multiple colors.
Della Robbia is an early Roseville art line and was introduced by the company in 1906. Each example of Della Robbia was hand-carved and colored by hand so no two pieces are the same. The designs were decorated and applied by the sgraffito process of cutting away part of the surface layer of clay and stenciling on the design. Bassett’s Introducing Roseville Pottery indicates that factory stock pages show 3 tea pots and 18 vase shapes in the Della Robbia line. An additional 83 designs appear in the 1906 Rozane Ware catalog.
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