Vase

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1926

GUSN

GUSN-6735

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

Descriptive Terms

vases
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Vase
Vase

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.

Inscription

"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])

Maker

Saturday Evening Girls (Organization) (Maker)
Paul Revere Pottery, Inc. (Brighton, Mass.) (Maker)

Location of Origin

Brighton (Boston), MA, USA

Dimensions

8 3/4 (H), 7 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1931.717

Places

Massachusetts (United States)