Vintage MCM Style Blue Mountain Pottery Larger Bulbous Vase Teal Green Drip Glaze Iridescent
The teal green drip glaze on this Canadian Blue Mountain Pottery vase is beautiful and the bulbous shape lends itself to all of your Mid Century Modern decors. This vase was crafted from red clay (some of their later pieces used a lighter clay) and is marked on the vase. The glaze has an iridescence to it which we tried to capture in the photographs but it is much better in person.
When I picked this piece up I did not know much about BMP but I had seen this glaze over the years. The company was in business from roughly 1950 to 2004. This is one of the larger vases I have seen standing at nearly 9" tall (8 7/8" to be exact). It measures 4 3/4" across the top opening.
The base toward the bulbous area looks like black in the photos but it is difficult to tell if it is a dark navy blue or black with the iridescence. We see very faint undertones of brown which is the red glaze peeking through seen only at the rim area. The teal green drip glaze is striking.
The condition is Very Good. The vase is free of any chips, cracks or flakes. We note 2 tiny glaze misses on the top rim, almost too small to see in the photos, through I did try to point them out. These are not chips - either misses during glazing or popped pottery bubbles. No chip to the red clay. These are millimeters in size. The inside is just as clean as the outside.