Vase, 1897-1899

Summary

Artist Mary Chase Perry founded the Revelation Pottery in Detroit in 1897. Her business partner, Horace J. Culkins was a dentist, who developed a unique high-heat portable kiln for making porcelain dentures. Perry experimented with the kiln, found it useful, and took the Revelation name for her first venture in art pottery. In 1903, Perry and Culkins opened the renowned Pewabic pottery.

Artist Mary Chase Perry founded the Revelation Pottery in Detroit in 1897. Her business partner, Horace J. Culkins was a dentist, who developed a unique high-heat portable kiln for making porcelain dentures. Perry experimented with the kiln, found it useful, and took the Revelation name for her first venture in art pottery. In 1903, Perry and Culkins opened the renowned Pewabic pottery.

Artifact

Vase

Date Made

1897-1899

Creators

Revelation Pottery 

Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Made and decorated by Mary Chase Perry at Revelation Pottery in Detroit, Michigan

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Collections Platform

Object ID

62.53.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Earthenware
Glaze

Color

Blue
White (Color)
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Diameter: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

on bottom [stamp]: REVELATION POTTERY / M.C.P. / DETROIT / [paper tag] PEWABIC

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