06-27-200906-27-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
2464Boston
June 27, 2009 10:00 AMCalender
5A

Two Newcomb Pottery Vases

$711$600
Auction: 20th Century Design - 2464Location: BostonDate / Time: June 27, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

Two Newcomb Pottery Vases
Clay with glossy overglaze
New Orleans, Louisiana, c. 1902
Glossy red brown underglaze with green drips, flambe style on dark clay body, possibly an experimental piece, incised M, NC cipher and a G or a Q, ht. 3; and a wide mouth vase with tapering form, inner rim in green glaze, outer rim and shoulder in black on olive green body, artist's initials on base, GRS for Gertrude Roberts Smith, JM for Joseph Meyer Potter, NC cipher for Newcomb College and Q for buff clay, ht. 6 3/4 in.

Provenance: From the family of William E. Roberts. Mr. Roberts's sister was Gertrude Roberts Smith, an early member of the Newcomb College faculty.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Newcomb College, William E. Roberts, Louisiana, New Orleans, Gertrude Roberts Smith, early member , early member of the Newcomb College faculty