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1931.717 (RS98292)

Description

Earthenware vase with brown glazed body and cream rim swelling out to short shoulder tapering to wide mouth. Border of stylized trees and hills with bands of green, blue, and yellow. Outlined in black.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": These ceramics are products of a remarkable experiment in social engineering, carried out by and for women. The Paul Revere Pottery grew out of a literary club for Italian and Jewish immigrant girls in Boston's North End. The club provided cultural and intellectual stimulation for the young women, while the pottery taught them marketable skills and enabled them to earn a living. At a time when fewer than 50 percent of the children of immigrants even attended high school, 70 percent of these girls graduated from high school, and over 50 percent took at least some college-level and professional courses.<br/>
Maker
Saturday Evening Girls (Organization) (Maker)
Paul Revere Pottery, Inc. (Brighton, Mass.) (Maker)
Date
1926
Inscriptions
"BOSTON/ MASS/ (Over image of horse and rider, Paul Revere) THE/ PAUL REVERE/ POTTERY/ PRICE 15" (Applied)
"26 / E" (Painted in black[rest probably beneath sticker])
Location of origin
Brighton (Boston), MA, USA
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Object type
Household Accessories; Horticultural Containers
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Vase
vases
Dimensions
8 3/4 (H), 7 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.717
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
6735

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