Plate

1929–1938
Maija Grotell (American, born in Finland, 1899–1973)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 31.8 cm (3 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1112

Medium or Technique

Wheelthrown earthenware with polychrome decoration

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics

Charger with uranium orange exterior, painted polychrome interior (figure and bird)

Inscription

"MG" written in pencil on foot rim.

Signed

Incised initials "MG" and Henry Street Settlement mark stamped inside foot.

Markings

Henry Street Settlement mark incised inside foot: composed of three characters (from left to right), a half moon shape, facing right, inside which are two parallel horizontal lines, a stylized "e," and a stylized "S."

Provenance

About 1995, sold by Mark McDonald, New York, to Philip E. Aarons, New York; 2012, year-end gift of Aarons to the MFA. (Accession date: Februrary 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons in honor of Jules and Jeanette Aarons