12-17-2011 12-17-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2577B Boston
December 17, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Merrimac Pottery Arts & Crafts Movement Vase

Auction: 20th Century Design - 2577B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 17, 2011 10:00AM


Merrimac Pottery Arts & Crafts Movement Vase
Art pottery
Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1897-1908, paper label 1900-01
Bulbous mouth on cylindrical neck to bulbous base in textured blue-green glaze, with paper Merrimac Ceramic Company label with a fish, original price $1.25, ht. 6 7/8 in.

Note: T.S. Nickerson made art pottery for Merrimac; he had studied glazes and colors under Sir William Cooke in London. Merrimac is one of those great art potteries from the Arts & Crafts movement that is distinguished by the color and texture of their glazes. Often collected by potters for its unique characteristics and because the pottery closed and its remaining stock, along with the building, burned in 1908. For further reading see Kovel's American Art Pottery.
Estimate $800-1,200


Merrimac Ceramic Company, Arts & Crafts, Massachusetts, Newburyport, London