Vase with poppies

Designed by Sara Sax
Manufacturer Rookwood Pottery Company American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Rookwood introduced its new matte glazed line at the Pan American exposition in Buffalo in 1901. Bearing an original paper label that the pottery had printed for their exhibition pieces, this vase was included in that debut in Buffalo. Decorated by one of the firm’s most noted artists, Sara Sax, this painterly vase depicts pink peonies in an almost impressionistic rendition, given an additional softness by the new matte glaze.

Vase with poppies, Designed by Sara Sax (1870–1949), Earthenware, American

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