Ceramic vessel with rounded body, long thick neck and wide lip. Two decorative bands encircle the body of the vessel and two encircle the neck near the shoulder. Vessel is covered with mottled iridescent glaze in shades of dark blue.
The first quarter of this century saw the rise of a number of art potteries in the United States, a facet of the international Arts and Crafts Movement. Founded in Detroit in 1907 by Mary Chase Stratton (employing her married name of Perry at a later date) and Horace James Calkins, the Pewabic Pottery concentrated on hand-built vessels whose shapes were largely derived from traditional Asian ceramics. Under Marry Chase Stratton’s artistic direction, these refined forms were combined with a rich variety of iridescent glazes that became the Pottery’s hallmark.
Most of the works in the Museum of Art’s Pewabic collection come from Margaret Watson Parker, a Detroit-area collector and associate of Charles Lang Freer. Mrs. Parker’s bequest to the University of Michigan included numerous Pewabic works selected personally for her by Mary Chase Stratton for their quality and beauty. Several additional pieces of Pewabic ware came to the University from the collection of H.O. Havemeyer.
Inscribed in pencil, verso, u.l.: B.L 860 Inscribed in pencil, verso, both u.r. and center: P-553 Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: 14. stamped, dated and numbered in pencil, verso, left center: Walker Evans/XIV (in box) 83 (in box)/c. 1934
Inscribed in the plate, l.c., in engraving: From Copyright Photograph 1910 by E. S. Curtis; l.l.: FLATHEAD HORSE TRAPPINGS; verso, inscribed in graphite, l.r.: 505; in black ballpoint pen, l.r.: 711 (on sticker)
Signed by artist, l.r.: Ansel Adams On verso, stamped, c.: PHOTOGRAPH BY ANSEL ADAMS ROUTE 1, BOX 181 CARMEL, CALIFORNIA 93921 On verso, c., stamp with title information filled in, TITLE Near Trampas, New Mexico, Autumn Storm CREDIT DATE FILM On verso, typed label, u.c., near Trampas, New Mexico, Autumn Storm
Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: 20./#1732 Inscribed in pencil, verso, lower center: Box 13 Stamped and numbered in pencil, verso, l.r.: Walker Evans II 28 (II and 28 are in boxes see object file accession sheet for clarification)
Signed by artist, l.r.: Liliane De Cock On verso, stamp, c.: PHOTOGRAPH BY LILIANE DE COCK On verso, c., stamp with information filled in by artist: TITLE Church, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico CREDIT DATE 1964 FILM 4x5