Designed by William Day Gates
Manufactured by Gates Potteries (Teco Pottery) American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 745

Teco Pottery was a favorite among Prairie School architects, several of whom, including Wright, designed wares for the company. The studio specialized in organically inspired shapes in neutral tones that were ideally suited to Prairie Style interiors. This oversized vase was marketed as a container for umbrellas and walking sticks. In a letter from 1981, the Littles’ daughter Eleanor Stevenson remembered that a large Teco vase like this one occupied this spot in the room.

Vase, Designed by William Day Gates (1852–1935), Earthenware, American

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