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Vase

Maker:
Fulper Pottery Company (1899–1935)
Date:
ca. 1915
Geography:
Made in Flemington, New Jersey, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H. 37 in. (94 cm); Diam. 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of the daughters of William H. Fulper III, in honor of their grandfather, William H. Fulper II, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.256
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743
This monumental vase, one of a pair made specifically for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, flanked the Fulper Pottery's exhibit there. The judges at the fair awarded the firm a gold Medal of Honor for its display. The vase is a striking example of one of over one hundred glazes developed under Fulper's art pottery line, "Vasekraft," which was introduced in 1909. The size of the vase underscores technical achievement: its graceful form and its ability to withstand firing without breaking are unusual in such a large piece. The vase descended in the family of William H. Fulper II.
Inscription: [on original paper label affixed to side of vase] PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SAN FRANCISCO 1915 /HIGHEST AWARD TO FULPER POTTERY.

Marking: [stamped vertically in rectangle on underside] FULPER
Agnes Fulper, Yardley, Pennsylvania, Rada Fulper Merlino, Yardley, Pennsylvania, Julia Fulper Hardt, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and Anne Fulper, New York, until 1984
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