There is the tiniest shallow glaze flake on the underside bottom ring and is considered insignificant. This piece is signed twice 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 some glazing. 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 is a rather hard to find size in this shape as the collectors don't let these go.
This piece of Teco is known as shape #B-60 in the Teco catalog pages. There were 4 sizes to this shape with this one being the 2nd smallest and D-60 being the largest.
CLEMENTS ANTIQUES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STOREFRONT. Please wait for my Invoice before paying. Sign up for Mailing List. Call Clements Antiques of New Hampshire.I will answer most questions usually within a few hours. The item "TECO POTTERY, MATTE GREEN LARGE SWOLLEN FORM, ARTS & CRAFTS, VERY NICE" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Teco". The seller is "lastminute713" and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire.
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