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The May 2022 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, May 20, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1013

MARY CHASE PERRY, MONUMENTAL PEWABIC POTTERY CAST BROWN VASE WITH RELIEF, 1913, H 23.5", DIA 13"

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $5
$30 $10
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$2,000 $250
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$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
Relief carved band depicting figures from antiquity dancing and playing. Undermarked with circular Pewabic Pottery impressed mark. This specific vase is documented in the iconic 1941 photograph (Some sources cite the photo as taken in 1930) of Mary Chase Perry Stratton taken on Pewabic Pottery Grounds with hollyhocks and garden pots. Exhibited: Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 1913; Pewabic: A Century of Michigan's Art Pottery, Kresge Art Museum, 2005 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue on p.1). Illustrated: Pewabic Pottery by Lilian Myers Pear, fig. 55; Pewabic Pottery, A History Handcrafted in Detroit, by Cara Catallo p.92; Pewabic Pottery: Marks and Labels by Thomas Brunk, inside back cover. Provenance: Collection of Mary Chase Perry Stratton. Property of a major metro Detroit collector of Pewabic Pottery. Also included with this lot is a period copy of the photograph showing this vase with Mrs. Stratton at the pottery.