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Ewer in the Grecian Style

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Tall terracotta ewer of with black slip decoration of red earthenware; flared lip above thin neck with vertical painted lines above scrolled decoration at shoulder; body with three figures in classical garb, including central figure seated in winged chariot with large wheels, depicting the...

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Unmarked Later pencil inscriptions: ????


From the noted collection of Lloyd and Vivian Hawes of Wellesley, Massachusetts; this Chelsea ewer was apparently owned at one time by a Dr. Roddin (sp?), who left a handwritten, undated note that reads: "As to the Robinson vase. My grandmother knew Robinson and this vase was given to her by him. They lived in Chelsea and Robinson had his shop or studio there. I am 75 years old and it has been around ever since I can remember. Sincerely, Dr. Roddin (sp?). Robinson & his boy did not get along well & when he died refused to give his son any of his methods. R."

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection

American, 1873–78

Object Place

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States


39.37 x 19.68 x 19.05 cm (15 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black slip decoration on red earthenware




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware