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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Arthur Irwin Hennessey, American, 1882–1923
Decorator: Sarah Tutt, American, 1859–1947
Maker: Marblehead Pottery, American, 1904–36
Maker, formerly attributed to: Hannah Tutt, American, 1860–1952

Vase

1908–20

Red earthenware

6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
other: 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, by exchange
1993.28.4
Dr. Herbert Hall of Marblehead, Massachusetts, advocated craft therapy for his female patients suffering from “nervous disorders.” By 1908 his treatment program had become a professional pottery studio with trained craftspeople. The stylized trellis of grape vines on this vase was designed by Arthur Irwin Hennessey and executed by Sarah Tutt, the pottery’s principle decorator.
Geography: 
Made in Marblehead, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Rosalie Berberian purchased this object from a New Haven antiques dealer, Johnny Candido, in the early 1970s; purchased by the Art Gallery at David Rago Auction, The Berberian Collection, 27 Feb. 1993, no. 61

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions and Gifts 1993,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 163.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.