Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Overall: 8.9 x 15.9 cm (3 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with glaze
Not On View
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.
"339-12-11 / S.E.G. / S. / G."
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)
Gift of Dr. David L. Bloom and Family in honor of his mother, Sara Galner Bloom
Reproduced with permission.