Art pottery vase
Decorated by Susan S. Frackelton, 1900
Stoneware with gray glaze
Stoneware vase has bulbous body with long neck, stepped foot, and a flared rim. There are six holes in upper neck with ovoid lips extending horizontally, probably for inserting flowers. Vase has a gray glaze with painted blue decorations of roses and foliage underglaze. The rim and upper neck have a background of stamped or incised dots, and applied festoon swagged around the lips. There are three diagonal bands wrapping around the exterior from neck to base. Additional decoration includes a background of incised hatching, a border of incised scrolls, and applied flowers. "S Frackelton" over "1900" is incised on the underside of the piece .
Given the date of manufacturer, the vase may have been exhibited at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. This piece was depicted and described as a "rose jar" in a Sunday Times-Herald (Chicago) article from February 17, 1901. A medal won by Susan Frackelton at this Expostion is in the collection of the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Donated in 1958 by Frackelton's daughter, Gladys F. Seely.
Back to Art Pottery