Nov 5, 2008
Nov 5, 2008
Nov 5, 2008
Nov 5, 2008

Four Seasons Vase

Four Seasons Vase



Viktor Schreckengost

(American, 1906–2008)

made at

Cowan Pottery Studio

(American, Ohio, Rocky River, 1912–1931)


Diameter: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.); Overall: 29.6 cm (11 5/8 in.)

Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1932.964


Did you know?

Cleveland ceramicist and industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost produced this vase after returning from a year of study in Vienna. The Cleveland Museum of Art exhibited and purchased it within a year of its creation, giving his new style immediate exposure.


Although Viktor Schreckengost was introduced to new ideas in Vienna through the teaching of Michael Powolny and others, the exhibition and acquisition of Dina Kuhn’s Das Wasser (Water) by the Cleveland Museum of Art before his departure in 1929 reveals that he may have already seen Viennese portrait design in his hometown.

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Decorative Arts
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