Advanced Search

K-12 Educator
K-12 Student
Museum Visitor
UMMA Docent
UMMA Staff
University Faculty
University Student
Between and Mortarboard

UMMA Object Specific Fields

Query builder

Vase with crackled glaze

Accession Number

Vase with crackled glaze

Pewabic Pottery

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
stoneware with pale green glaze

8 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (20.5 x 9.5 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Label copy
Ovocyclindrical Vase with Crackled Glaze: With collared incurvate neck, and crackled and flambé pale green glaze.
(No. 123 in Sale Catalog Number 3841 of the Estate of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer.)
According to Dr. Thomas Brunk the glaze is Pewabic but the clay is atypical for Pewabic pottery, and so is the shape.

Subject matter
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.

Physical Description
Cylindrical vessel with striated glaze. The rings of the thrown clay can be seen beneath the glaze.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

modern and contemporary art

1 Related Resource

Cabinet T: Shelf 2
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

& Author Notes

Web Use Permitted