Each piece is unique due to the wide variety of glazes and effects. This one is Figured White with a raindrop effect. It does appear to me to be more of a light gray than actual white.From what I've read, most Figured White pieces appear to be some degree of gray. Slender and graceful for a few cut flowers. Especially suited to a narrow shelf of a bookcase, mantel or a foyer table. Simple organic opening, long and very narrow. Approximately 8.5" tall x 10" long x 4 at widest. Weighs about 6 lb 5 oz unpacked. Packed weight will be approx 8 lbs. It's in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, nicks, repairs or crazing. Due to the thickness of the glaze the signature on one of the underside "rungs" is all but invisible.
If you gently rub your fingertip along 2 of the rungs (#s 3 & 4 or 5 & 6 depending on which side you count down from) you can feel slightly the lettering under the glaze as opposed to the smoothness of the other rungs (Russel Wright on one rung and Bauer on the other). I was able to see a very slight bit of it when holding in the right light but it was impossible to photograph. There have been discussions in the "Designs of Russel and Mary Wright" Facebook group about obscured signatures on the Bauer pieces and apparently it was not uncommon for this to occur, especially in the early production period. As you can see from the lower sides of the vase where drips remain, there was some heavy application of glaze.
The item "Rare Russel Wright Bauer Figured White #1A Pillow Vase Mid Century Art Pottery" is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Russel Wright".The seller is "dishboys" and is located in Melrose, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.