Lot 127

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A Pair of Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Vases, 1930s, decorated by Sadie Irvine with a relief-carved wild rice design, base inscribed "Educational Exhib'n" and marked with Newcomb cipher and decorator's mark, height 3 3/4 in Note: In 1931, Ellsworth Woodward retired as director of the Newcomb Art School and was replaced by Lota Lee Troy. Wanting to maintain the outside contacts Woodward nurtured during his tenure, and to promote the Pottery enterprise during the lean years of the Great Depression, Miss Troy sent a number of Newcomb pieces to colleges, museums and civic organizations around the country. Correspondence found in the Tulane University archives from the 1933-34 academic years indicates that Miss Troy sent nine educational exhibitions of Newcomb work-one of which went to the University of Alabama and one to a high school in Minnesota.

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November 19, 2011 10:00 AM CST
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