Vase (England), 1891
Walter Crane’s tiles and pottery for Maw and Co., one of Britain’s leading potteries in the late 19th century, are some of the earliest examples of industrially produced lusterware. This vase’s model was one of seven works in red lusterware exhibited at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society’s Third Exhibition in 1890. The frieze of maidens in ruby luster reflects Crane’s allegiances to classical and medieval art and his affinity for allegorical subjects.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
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Its dimensions are
32.2 x 13.5 cm (12 11/16 x 5 5/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Vase (England), 1891; Manufactured by Maw and Co. ; glazed earthenware; 32.2 x 13.5 cm (12 11/16 x 5 5/16 in.); Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund; 1995-3-1