This rare Jersey City Pottery 'IVW' Vase Stands 9" high by 6" in diameter at the base by 2" in diameter at the rim. Jersey City Pottery opened in Jersey City, NJ around 1827. It went through many name changes over the years. This vase dates to 1880, when the pottery was known as American Pottery Company. The mark on this piece 'IVW', according to Barber, was used around 1880. This vase has a beautiful and classic full-bodied teardrop form, with a generous palette. The artwork is well executed. It is decorated with a Nasturtium blossoms and leaves. The glaze colors are especially rich and vibrant on this vase, in a deep summertime palette of colors, trimmed in gilt at the rim. It is marked IVW on the base. This vase, which is more than 140 years old, is in original condition, with normal handling wear to the gilt trim at the rim. This vintage beauty makes a wonderfully wholesome presentation!