Scarabronze vase


Wannopee Pottery ( American, 1892 - 1903 )

c. 1901–1903
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General Description

Around 1901, Wannopee Pottery of New Milford, Connecticut introduced Scarabronze, a line of art pottery designed by manager A. H. Nobel. Composed of local red clay as opposed to clay imported from England or elsewhere, the line's simple forms are adapted from ancient Egyptian artifacts. While some examples are slip-painted with Egyptian-inspired figures and motifs, most are unornamented and instead uniformly coated with a soft, metallic glaze reminiscent of copper or bronze. The firm marked all Scarabronze designs with a scarab impressed on the base, applied in relief to the body, or both in the case of this monumental vase with four prominent loop handles.


Paul Evans, Art Pottery of the United States: An Encyclopedia of Producers and their Marks, Together with a Directory of Studio Potters Working in the United States through 1960 (New York: Feingold & Lewis Publishing Corp., 1987), 320-322.