Typically when found you see this form as a vase and they are also considered to be quite rare. I have never seen a factory lamp in this form in my 45+ years as a collector and dealer. I even took a picture if the inside bottom looking inside the vase. You can clearly see the clay is bent over the tool that was used to make the hole when the clay was wet. This area is now hardened and has glaze on the folds.
The lamp blank is considered to be in very good to excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The lamp blank has some professional restoration on the underside bottom near and around the hole.
It is done quite well and hard to see. The lamp blank is signed with Weller's half kiln ink stamp mark. It also has the numbers 12, and 5 along with the letter B written in a green glaze. These are more than likely the artist's numbers and initial that worked on the form. Those of you who collect Coppertone and are looking to add a very rare addition to their Collection, do not let this one slip by.
I have done extensive research on this piece. Those collectors looking to add a rare shape to their Coppertone collection should grab this one as I have never seen one offered for sale anywhere This lamp blank/vase is an excellent example of the Coppertone glaze. 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 "WELLER POTTERY, COPPERTONE 4 FROG w LILY PADS LAMP BLANK, EXTREMELY RARE" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Weller". The seller is "lastminute713" and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.