Tea Caddy

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: 11.4 x 85.1 cm (4 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.381

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with glaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Tea caddy decorated with apple trees.


The bold black lines that defined the designs were executed three ways: painted on with black glaze, applied using the cuerda seca wax process, or incised and filled with the black-tinted wax, a common modification of the cuerda seca process. The painted technique left a smoother surface and was employed with more geometric, often more avant-garde, motifs, such as this tea caddy with stylized apple trees.

Inscription

"87-12-11" and "S.E.G." and "S.G." around foot ring.

Provenance

Early history unknown; some time between 1987 and 2005, acquired by Dr. David L. Bloom, Morristown, NJ, then Boston, MA; 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.