Horace E. Potter American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Horace Potter was a founder and leader of Cleveland's vibrant community of Arts and Crafts metalworkers. After graduating from the Cleveland School of Art in 1898, Potter studied and worked briefly in Boston and England. Before returning to Cleveland in 1908, he worked under Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942) at the School of the Guild of Handicraft at Chipping Camden, England. Although many American Arts and Crafts metalworkers expressed interest in and awareness of Ashbee's work, Potter was one of very few to have such direct contact with Ashbee and his workshop. This casket's elegant design is a product of those experiences and clearly references the metalwork produced by Ashbee and his Guild of Handicraft.

Casket, Horace E. Potter (American, 1873–1948), Silver with inset blue stones, American

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