Vase

1948–1949
Maija Grotell (American, born in Finland, 1899–1973)


Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 27.9 cm (10 1/4 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1108

Medium or Technique

Wheel-thrown stoneware mixed with porcelain grog, painted underglaze decoration with semi-opaque white overglaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics

Round, ribbed vessel with glossy gray glaze with “feather” pattern in white glaze (obscures ribbing except on bottom 1/3)

Signed

Incised initials "MG"

Provenance

March 18, 1991, sold by Bryce Bannatyne Gallery, Los Angeles, 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