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Wide-mouth jar made at Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH

Greenish earthernware clay vase with a sage green crackle glaze

Vase
1880

The Cincinnati Pottery Club
This elegant earthenware vase was decorated by Clara Chipman Newton in 1880. Women pottery decorators in the 1800s and early 1900s came from a variety of backgrounds. For some--including young immigrant women--pottery decoration was a respectable way to earn a living. For others like Newton--a founding member of the Cincinnati Pottery Club--it was a hobby.

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Clara Chipman Newton (1848-1936)

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