Paul Revere Pottery of the Saturday Evening Girls club (active 1908–1942), Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Overall: 12.7 x 29.8 cm (5 x 11 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with glaze
Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)
Green and yellow bowl with goose design on exterior, feathers down.
Color harmony in earthy tones and expressive surface texture were key characteristics of Arts and Crafts objects, especially pottery. Writer Margaret Pendleton praised the Paul Revere Pottery’s ware in 1910, commenting, “The glaze is dull, soft in color and texture…The colors are pure yellow, soft green, old blue and a tan. Their success in color scheme is wonderful.”
"272-12-11 / S.E.G. / S. / G."
Early history unknown; some time between 1995 and 2005, acquired by Dr. David L. Bloom, Morristown, NJ, then Boston, MA on eBay.com; 2007, given by Dr. David L. Bloom to the MFA (Accession date: XXXX)
Gift of Dr. David L. Bloom and family in honor of his mother, Sara Galner Bloom
Reproduced with permission.