Grueby Faience Company ( American, 1897 - 1919 )

Attributed to

George Prentiss Kendrick ( American, 1850 - 1919 )

c. 1898
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General Description

The reticulated form, rich ochre glaze, and deeply sculpted leaves of this vase by one of Boston's leading art pottery makers mark it as an exceptional example of American Arts and Crafts pottery. Designer George Prentiss Kendrick produced a number of works for the Grueby Faience Company at the turn of the century; many, such as this example, were a response to the influence of progressive Art Nouveau pottery of French firms. The acclaim for Grueby's vegetative designs with soft matte glazes and carved suface decoration continued, with the pottery earning awards at several expositions.

Excerpt from

Bonnie Pitman, ed. Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012), 235.

Related Multimedia

Curator Kevin Tucker discusses this vase.
Learn about William Henry Grueby (1867–1925).
Collections smartphone audio about William Henry Grueby of the Grueby Faience Company; related to Vase (2008.96) DMA Collection

Web Resources

The Magazine Antiques
Read "The Connoisseur's Eye: Grueby Vases" by Joseph Cunningham.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
View another Grueby Faience Company vase featuring the rare mustard yellow glaze.