Tile

February 1917
Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 15.9 x 10.8 x 1 cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.375

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with glaze

On View

Lorraine and Alan Bressler Gallery (Gallery 222)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Tile decorated with sheep and dog with motto.


The Pottery exemplified the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement which promoted handcraftsmanship, the integration of art into everyday life, and healthy working conditions for artisans. Decorated with playful designs of barnyard animals, native flowers, and rural landscapes, the ceramics were made, decorated, and signed by members of the Saturday Evening Girls club, which was established in 1899 to provide cultural activities for immigrant girls of Italian and Jewish heritage living in the tenements of Boston’s North End.

Inscription

"S.E.G. / 2–17 / S. / G."

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.