Tall vase decorated with stylized leaves and buds on dark green matte glaze

Monumental vase, c. 1898

The subtle, low-relief carvings of leafy vegetation on the sides of the vase conspire with the light-green ridges framing them to accentuate the verticality of the vase. William H. Grueby’s rich, matte green glaze was a leading innovation in the ceramic world in the late 1800s. The understated hue quietly evokes nature indoors while successfully representing a leafy surface.

Details
Title
Monumental vase
Artist Life
American, 1850–1919
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.276.61
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Tall vase decorated with stylized leaves and buds on dark green matte glaze