McCoy Floraline Pair of Planter Pots Incised Angel Fish
These vases were made by McCoy Pottery between 1960 and 1967. They named this line of pottery ‘Floraline’ and first made it in the 1940’s. McCoy then reintroduced this line on June 9, 1960 and called it ‘Roseville Floraline’. This is no relation to the famous Roseville Pottery, but a nod to the name of the town where McCoy Pottery first began.
These vases have an incised design that encircles them. It's been described as ‘angel fish,’ ‘Southwest look’ and ‘triangles.’ No matter what you call it, it's a cool geometric design. It's much more easily seen on the white vase, which has a matte finish; the olive green one has the same design, but it's more difficult to photograph because the finish is very high gloss.
Each of the vases stands 4 inches high, 2 ¾ inches across the base and the mouth is 3 ½ inches across. It's about 5 inches at the belly and a 3 inch flowerpot will fit nicely.
The condition of both is excellent; the green one has two tiny glaze pops on the exterior and a few extra “bumps” of clay inside while the white one has a small bump of clay on the rim and very slight greyish discoloration inside. The raised marks on the bottom are 415 (the mold number), FLORALINE and USA, both in capital block letters.
This is a charming pair for a cluster of short stem flowers or small plants like cacti.