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Related Frackelton Items

These additional items include a unique hanging vase and medals that Frackelton won for her pottery and dye pigments. Frackelton manufactured dye pigments as part of her business.


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Hanging Vase with Metal Holder, 1874-1909

Decorated by Susan S. Frackelton.
Earthenware, copper and mother-of-pearl.
Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1958.1323

Hanging Vase with Metal Holder, 1874-1909

This unglazed red earthenware hanging vase is ovoid-shaped and shouldered with a straight neck. The vase has one applied loop handle on shoulder and applied floral decorations on the neck and the body. It has a patinated wrought copper hanger-top made up of three leaves and three hooks with black electrical wire twisted around the hooks. A loop at the bottom attaches to three twisted vines, each made of three pieces. The vines are attached to three arm holders for the vase, with one arm inserted through the loop handle of the vase. Each arm has a decorative shield with mother-of-pearl in the center. The arms are attached to the bottom piece with rivets. The bottom piece consists of a curled vine, three down-turned leaves, and three up-turned leaves that support the bottom of the vase. A makers mark, "SF", is incised on the exterior bottom.

Donated in 1958 by Frackelton's daughter, Gladys F. Seely.


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Columbian Exposition Medal, 1893

Cast bronze.
Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1957.423

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Columbian Exposition Medal, 1893

This medal is cast in bronze. The front side depicts in relief of the landing of Christopher Columbus. Raised lettering reads "Oct.xii, MCCCXCII". Obverse side lettering reads "World's Columbian Expos. in Commemoration of the 400th Anniv. of the Landing of Columbus. MDCCCXCII-MDCCCXCIII to Mrs. S. Frackelton"

Frackelton won this medal and many others at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Medal donated in 1957 by Frackelton's daughter, Gladys F. Seely.

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