Bowl

December 1911
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

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 29.8 cm (5 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.370

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with glaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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.”

Inscription

"272-12-11 / S.E.G. / S. / G."

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. David L. Bloom and family in honor of his mother, Sara Galner Bloom

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.