Vase has a lovely form, color and very storied history (see below). This example measures 6 3/4 tall and is in excellent condition without chips, cracks or crazing. There are a couple small defects from the manufacturing processsee photos.
Was founded by German immigrant Hieronymous Mueller in 1857. It seems Mueller was not a potter, but an inventor and gunsmith. One source says he invented the water tap and spark plugs. His sons were also inventors and made items as diverse as roller skates, sinks and soda fountains. Later on, the company focused on porcelain sinks, commodes, etc.
Mueller never threw anything away, and, even years after his death, his thrifty ways carried on. At the end of the work day employees were instructed to use the leftover porcelain to make vases. I assume they were either slip cast or solid cast using the same moulds over and over.
Mueller vases were apparently made in three sizes and are all the same art deco shape. Glazes varied, but vases are mostly found with a lovely mix of colors applied in a random drip or flowing style. Production occurred in the 1920s-1930s. Instead, they were used as salesman samples to show buyers the companys porcelain colors, and/or given free to feminine purchasers of the companys main products.Additionally, they were (supposedly) handed out to women at the worlds fair while a pocket watch fob was given to men. This unique, interesting history, coupled with the fact that they were not mass produced or commercially available, makes Mueller vases a sought after prize for pottery lovers and collectors today. Art Deco End of Day Vase 6.75 inch Porcelain HTF" is in sale since Saturday, July 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Vases". The seller is "moorehayes" and is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.