Bowl

November 1916
Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 21.6 cm (2 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1602

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with glaze

On View

Lorraine and Alan Bressler Gallery (Gallery 222)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Bowl decorated with flower imagery.


Sara’s steady hand, attention to detail, and sense of color are evident in the objects that she produced. Her particular expertise was in floral designs, exemplified by this large bowl filled with delicate yellow nasturtiums. Note the careful renderings of each blossom with a great amount of detail.

Inscription

"S.E.G. / 11-16/ S.G. [in circle]"

Provenance

Early history unknown; group inherited or purchased at auction or on Ebay by David L. Bloom, Boston, Massachusetts, between 1982 and 2005; 2008, given by David L. Bloom and family to the Museum (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

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

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.