Historical period(s)
ca. 1917
Clay with iridescent glaze
Pewabic ware
H x Diam (overall): 29.6 x 16.7 cm (11 5/8 x 6 9/16 in)
United States, Michigan, Detroit
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 09: Freer’s Global Network
Ceramic, Vessel


Pewabic ware, United States

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

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

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

Published References
  • Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Thames and Hudson World of Art London and Washington, 2010. pp. 36-37.
  • Ann C. Gunter. A Collector's Journey: Charles Lang Freer and Egypt. Washington and London, 2002. p. 36, fig. 2.8.
  • Fern P. Prosnitz. Painting with Fire: Mary Chase Perry's Determination and Drive, and her Innovative Approach to Glazing, Earned Pewabic Pottery a Place in Arts and Crafts History. vol. 23, no. 2 Lambertville, New Jersey, Summer 2010. pp. 61-63.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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