Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> 2nd Floor (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; 2nd Floor; Library Stacks Display Case


"Baldin Line" Vase

Artwork
Identifier:
L11.2022.246
Artist:
Weller Pottery
Medium:
Earthenware with blue glaze
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9" Width: 9"
Description:
An earthenware vase with blue glaze featuring decorative relief of pale pink and yellow fruit growing from brown branches with green leaves which wrap around the entirety of the vase's circumference.
Historical Context:
In 1872 Samuel A. Weller established and operated a one-man pottery in Fultonham, Ohio. He quickly began to expand and opened his first factory in Zanesville. Over the years, Weller worked with several artists who designed and developed numerous art pottery designs for the company including hand-painted designs, metallic glazes, and embossed lines. By 1905, Weller had become the world’s largest pottery and mass-producer of art pottery. Weller plants were forced to consolidate due to depression era economics and struggled to re-gain their status even after, closing their doors permanently in 1948.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
ceramic
ceramics
decorative arts
earthenware
vases
Library of Congress Subjects:
Ceramics
Decorative arts in art