At the height of the arts and crafts movement, Mary Chase Perry (Stratton) with her business partner Horace James Caulkins founded the Pewabic Pottery in a small Detroit carriage house in 1903. The name "Pewabic" refers to the Ojibwa word "wabic" translated to "metal". Through the corroboration of the two founders, the company began marketing quintessential pottery to this era of history quickly outgrowing their original location. In 1907 the company moved to a larger facility designed by architect William Buck Stratton from where works of art landed in many prestigious buildings around the world.Early examples of Pewabic pottery are highly sought after and cherished by collectors today. The classic glazes resemble iridescent metallic hues not often found in pottery. A recent acquisition, this sweet miniature pot is the epitome of the Pewabic culture. As visible in the photos, the piece was originally glazed with a metallic copper after which an overspray of matte olive green color was applied. Heaviest around the rim, the thin overspray allows the underlying copper to come through creating the illusion that this item was constructed of actual copper and not clay. Finally the inside is coated with a textured sky blue hue which creates a "peppered" effect.
Based on my research and the glaze I believe this pot could date to the mid to late 19 teens, possibly early 1920's at the latest. The bowl measures 3" across and 1 1/4" tall.
I have cleaned the example and find no damage or repairs. I will mention as pictured, areas on the inside of the rim where the blue joins the outer glaze are skipped spots. I have examined these spots under magnification and firmly believe them to be skips in the blue glaze as it was applied to the inside.
Flashes of the copper also visible on the rim. A super and extremely difficult to find early Pewabic example.
Please view all pictures as they are considered part of the description. Please check back to my listings often as I will be posting numerous fine examples of glass, pottery and porcelain in the near future. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "ilikeit2" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.