blue-grey mottled iridescent glaze.
Transfer from College of Architecture and Design
UM30; UM72; DHM81
11 3/16 (28.7 cm) h
two impressed medallion marks
This piece was purchased by Miss Katherine N. Rhoades on behalf of Charles Lang Freer on August 12, 1919 (Pewabic Day Book, v. 5, page 76; AAA, reel 1014, frame 0395), for $70.00 and was given by Freer to Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer. According to Mary Chase Stratton, Freer had asked her "to make something showing Han influence". She made two jars of which this was one. This vessel was purchased by Emil L. Lorch at the Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer estate sale on April 22, 1930, at 1 East 66th Street, New York City (American Art Association and Anderson Galleries Inc. Sale Number 3841, catalogue page 11, item 106b: [106. TWO VASES Two-handled vase with marbleized glaze, and one of Han type with iridescent glaze. (Lot) heights 9 1/2 and 11 1/2]). Lorch paid $42.50 for the lot of two.
This piece was exhibited during Commencement Week, 1930, at the University of Michigan when the University bestowed an honorary Master of Arts degree upon Mrs. Stratton.