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Vase (England)

This is a vase. It was designed by Walter Crane and manufactured by Maw and Co.. It is dated 1891 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is glazed and lustered earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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); Designed by Walter Crane ((English, 1845–1915)); Manufactured by Maw and Co.; glazed and lustered 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

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.

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