Lot 509

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New Orleans Art Pottery Jardiniere, c. 1886-91, potted by George Ohr, glazed by Joseph Meyer, in "Rockingham" glaze, decorated with diagonal bands of phlox flower heads and floral sprigs, signed on the base in sgraffito "The Pottery Club/249 Baronne St./N.O./La.", h. 16 1/2 in., w. 18 in. Provenance: Jean Bragg Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 27, 2012, $18000; Neal Auction Company, Oct. 7, 2000, lot 433. Ill.: Bragg, Jean and Dr. Susan Saward, The Newcomb Style, New Orleans: Jean Bragg Gallery, 2002, p. 81, no. 101. Bragg, Jean and Dr. Susan Saward, Painting the Town: The Woodward Brothers Come to New Orleans, New Orleans, 2004, p. 76. Note: The predecessor to Newcomb Pottery, New Orleans Art Pottery was founded in 1886 by Tulane professor and artist William Woodward and his brother artist Ellsworth Woodward, who hired potter Joseph Fortune Meyer initially to build the company’s kiln. Meyer later invited a young eccentric potter by the name of George Ohr from Biloxi, Mississippi to assist with teaching pottery classes held at the company’s studio located at 249 Baronne Street in New Orleans. Meyer would later join the Newcomb Art School pottery department, while Ohr went on to craft the innovative and stylistic pottery he became celebrated for long after his death. The rare and monumental jardinière in the present lot, featuring a rich tawny glaze, applied beadwork, and robust leaf handles, was molded by George Ohr and glazed by Joseph Meyer. The base of the vessel is marked “The Pottery Club, 249 Baronne St., N.O. La.” in Joseph Meyer’s handwriting. Ref.: Bragg, Jean Moore and Dr. Susan Saward. The Newcomb Style: Newcomb College Arts & Crafts and Art Pottery. New Orleans: Jean Bragg Gallery, 2002, pp. 76-81.

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