Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Vase, 1888
    Decorator: Celia Laighton Thaxter (American, 1835–1894); Manufacturer: Boston China Decorating Works (1860–ca. 1925)
    Glazed and painted earthenware; H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
    Purchase, Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore Foundation Gift, 1997 (1997.337)

    Celia Laighton Thaxter’s vase of 1888 depicting naturalistic olive branches and a Greek inscription from Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus illustrates her interest in classical motifs informed by travels in Italy, and her penchant for inscribing her vessels with lines of poetry.

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  • Vase, 1888
    Decorator: Celia Laighton Thaxter (American, 1835–1894); Manufacturer: Boston China Decorating Works (1860–ca. 1925)
    Glazed and painted earthenware; H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
    Purchase, Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore Foundation Gift, 1997 (1997.337)

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