Decorator Celia Laighton Thaxter American
Manufacturer Boston China Decorating Works American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706

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.

Vase, Celia Laighton Thaxter (American, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1835–1894 Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire), Glazed and painted earthenware, American

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