Bottle

American, 20th century, Early Pewabic
Bottle
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″)

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Maker(s)
Artist: Mary Chase Perry Stratton (1867-1961)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1917
Medium
Clay with iridescent glaze
Style
Pewabic ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 23.9 x 17.7 cm (9 7/16 x 6 15/16 in)
Geography
United States, Michigan, Detroit
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.440
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
iridescence, Pewabic ware, United States
Provenance

1917-1920
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI [1]

1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[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)

Description

American, 20th century, Early Pewabic
Bottle
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")

Inscription(s)

- 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

Marking(s)

- Impressed in clay, "Pewabic, Detroit"

Published References
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 19, fig. 20.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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