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1931.723 (RS32628)

Description

Earthenware vase with blue glazed body and light blue band around rim. Border of stylized ducks in flight with yellow and blue bands.

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
Revere Pottery, Paul, Saturday Evening Girls (Organization) (Manufacturer)
Date
1925-1926
Inscriptions
"BOSTON/ MASS/ (Over image of horse and rider, Paul Revere) THE/ PAUL REVERE/ POTTERY/ PRICE 25-" (Paper tag)
"SEG" [rest obscured by paper label] and [ ] (Painted in black)
Location of origin
Brighton (Boston), MA, USA
Material
earthenware
hand-painted
Object type
Household Accessories; Horticultural Containers
Places
Brighton (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Descriptive terms
earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
hand-painted
Vase
vases
Dimensions
13 1/2 (H), 8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.723
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
6737

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