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Pottery by Frackelton

Art pottery vase
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.

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