Historical period(s)
ca. 1912
Medium
Glazed clay
Style
Pewabic ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 3 x 9.4 cm (1 3/16 x 3 11/16 in)
Geography
United States, Michigan, Detroit
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1912.105
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
iridescence, Pewabic ware, United States
Provenance

1912
Pewabic Pottery, 1912 [1]

From 1912 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Pewabic Pottery in 1912 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Object file.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Label

The Pewabic Pottery was a ceramics workshop in Detroit established at the turn of the century. The primary aesthetic interest of its founder, Mary Chase Perry Stratton, was the art of glazing, or "painting with fire." Stratton's friend and patron Charles Lang Freer fostered her efforts by providing fragments of ancient Asian pots to emulate. Her mature works are clearly inspired by the surfaces and shapes of ceramics in Freer's collection, particularly the Islamic pottery known as Raqqa ware, with its distinctive iridescence. The surfaces also resonate with paintings in Freer's collection by James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Dewing, and Dwight Tryon.

Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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