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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1917
  • Geography

    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Material

    Clay with iridescent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 23.9 x 17.7 cm (9 7/16 x 6 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Mary Chase Perry Stratton (1867-1961)
  • Description

    American, 20th century, Early Pewabic
    Clay: dense.
    Glaze: blue, with mingled overflow of gray and rose-color; iridescent.
    H: 23.5 cm W:17.7 cm (9-1/4"; 7")
  • Marks

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

    - Round sticker affixed to base of vessel, "Pewabic Detroit" printed in black ink, and "19. 00" written in pencil (price)
    - Rectangular, white sticker with perforated boarder of black dashes, "2592" printed in black ink
    - Rectangular, white sticker with perforated boarder of black dashes, "6533" printed in black ink
  • 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

    Painting with Fire (October 21, 2018 to July 7, 2019)
    Surface Beauty: American Art and Freer's Aesthetic Vision (February 23, 2008 to August 1, 2010)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art—Whistler and the Figure (May 11, 1984 to December 16, 1984)
    Pewabic Pottery (November 20, 1979 to March 5, 1981)
    American Paintings (November 11, 1976 to October 12, 1978)
    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

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