Vase

December 1911
Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 15.9 cm (3 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1613

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with glaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Bulbous floral vase.


Some of the earliest pieces by Sara Galner have the pottery’s early surface finish: a matte, gritty texture. On this pottery, the black outlines and glazes are thin, which allowed for greater detail and a subtle mottled appearance to the colors. Some pieces with intricate designs, such as these bowls ringed by primroses, benefit from these characteristics.

Inscription

"339-12-11 / S.E.G. / S. / G."

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.