Vase

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1925-1926

GUSN

GUSN-6737

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

Descriptive Terms

vases
hand-painted
earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
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 25-" (Paper tag)
"SEG" [rest obscured by paper label] and [ ] (Painted in black)

Additional Identification Number

1931.723`
134?

Maker

Revere Pottery, Paul, Saturday Evening Girls (Organization) (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Brighton (Boston), MA, USA

Object Type

Household Accessories; Horticultural Containers

Dimensions

13 1/2 (H), 8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1931.723

Places

Brighton (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Brighton (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]