12-10-2005 12-10-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2301 Boston
December 10, 2005 11:00 AMCalender
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Marblehead

$6,463$5,500
Auction: 20th Century Design - 2301 Location: Boston Date / Time: December 10, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Marblehead
Pottery vase
Executed by Arthur Baggs, Marblehead, Massachusetts, c. 1912
Stippled green bulbous body with green-brown with a geometric band of decoration at the neck, pottery mark, initials for Mr. Baggs and T possibly for Hannah Tutt, ht. 4 in.

Marblehead pottery was started in 1905. It was developed by Dr. Hall who ran a sanatorium nearby, his philosophy being that a craft studio would help his patients. Around 1908 Arthur Baggs became director, he had previously worked with Professor Binns of Alfred University. Hanna Tutt was a decorator noted to have worked at the pottery around 1912. Local clay was used in the making of the pottery. For further information, see Kovels or any complete reference on Arts & Crafts Movement pottery.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Arthur Baggs, Marblehead, Hannah Tutt, Massachusetts, Hall, Alfred University, Professor Binns, director , Professor Binns, Hanna Tutt, Arts & Crafts Movement