Vase

1952–53
Henry Varnum Poor (American, 1888–1970)


Object Place: New City, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm (8 7/8 x 7 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

1981.508

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Earthenware vessel with dark brownish-red glaze and incised images of fish, seaweed, salamander, and abstract biomorphic marine forms.

Signed

Incised on side of vessel: "HP 1953"; incised on bottom: "HP Dec 16 1952"

Markings

"100" on cloth tape label on underside; another tape label with any writing effaced.

Provenance

The artist; purchased by Elizabeth H. Martyr from the artist; to MFA, 1981, bequest of Elizabeth H. Martyr.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Eliabeth H. Martyr

Copyright

Courtesy the Estate of Henry Varnum Poor & James Graham and Sons, New York.