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Designed by Annie E. Aldrich
American, 1857–1937
Made by John Swallow
American, 1856-1920
Decorated by Sarah Tutt
American, 1859–1947
Made by Marblehead Pottery
Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1904–1936

Vase, c. 1909

Glazed earthenware
21.6 x 17.5 x 17.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
Marked on base: "M" and "P" flanking a sailboat at sea within a circle (mark of Marblehead Pottery); beneath Marblehead mark, "A" and beneath this "T" (presumably the initials of Annie E. Aldrich--the designer--and Sarah Tutt--the decorator).
Vance American Art Fund; restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society, 2008.74

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, "Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago," November 7, 2009-January 31, 2010, cat. 90.

Publication History

Annual Report (Art Institute of Chicago, 2007-2008), p. 19., ill. p. 24.

Brandon K. Ruud, "Notable Acquisitions at the Art Institute of Chicago," Museum Studies 35, 2 (Art Institute of Chicago, 2009) pp. 16-17 (ill.).

Ownership History

Blanche and George Byrne, Winchester, Mass., by the late-1920s; given by them to her cousin, Gladys Romney, Boston, Mass., by the early 1930s; given by her to her daughter-in-law, Maxine Gross Romney, Boston, Mass., and then Ellenboro, N.C., by 1956; sold by her to Dr. Paul Rappaport, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 2003; bought by the Art Institute, 2008.