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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 1917
  • Geography

    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Material

    Earthenware with luster glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 26.9 x 16.4 cm (10 9/16 x 6 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Mary Chase Perry Stratton (1867-1961)
  • Description

    Vase, tall
    Clay: dense, fairly soft
    Glaze: deep blue, mottled with gray and turquoise green; golden iridescence.
  • Marks

    - Impressed in clay, "Pewabic, Detroit"
    - Impressed in clay, "Pewabic, Detroit"
  • Inscriptions

    - Round sticker affixed to base of vessel, "Pewabic Detroit" printed in black ink, and "6537" written in pencil
    - Round sticker affixed to base of vessel, "Pewabic Detroit" printed in black ink, and "6537" written in pencil
  • Provenance

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI [1]
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    [1] See receipt from Pewabic Pottery to Charles Lang Freer, August 2, 1917, Box 123, Folder 8, Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Author M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, copy in object file.
    [2] The original deed of Charles Lang Free's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
    Research Completed on July 29, 2022
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Freer’s Global Network: Artists, Collectors, and Dealers (October 15, 2022 - ongoing)
    Dewing’s Poetic World (November 27, 2019 to May 29, 2022)
    Art for Art's Sake (July 23, 1997 to January 24, 2008)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art (May 11, 1984 to December 5, 1984)
    American Painting: To Dream of Fair Women (September 24, 1982 to February 29, 1984)
    Pewabic Pottery (November 20, 1979 to March 5, 1981)
    American Paintings: Abbott Handerson Thayer 1849-1921 (December 11, 1976 to April 18, 1977)
    The Peacock Room (May 2, 1923 to February 21, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Pewabic Pottery (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 09: Freer’s Global Network
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