Vase

American
1938–45
Maija Grotell (American, born in Finland, 1899–1973)


Object Place: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States

Dimensions

H. 12 5/8 in.; 7 1/4 Diameter in. (32.1 x 18.4 Diameter cm)

Accession Number

1985.812

Medium or Technique

Glazed earthenware

On View

John Axelrod Gallery (Gallery 326)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Cylindrical, wheel-thrown vessel. Turquoise glaze with black geometric step pattern on exterior, black band around interior rim. Tall foot has black glaze.

Signed

Signed (on base) "MG"

Markings

Paper labels (on side): "49/1719 / $35.00 / $31.00"
(on base): "MRS. CASH W, TALBOT / 873 W. Boston Blvd Detroit, Mich."

Provenance

Original owner possibly Mrs. Cash W. Talbot, 873 W. Boston Blvd., Detroit, Michigan; subsequently sold at auction by DeMouchelle's in Detroit, Michigan, on April 15, 1985; purchased by MFA, November 1985 by The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, 457 West Broadway, New York.

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection