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JB Hunt Newcomb College Vase


no.12: 2009-06-28 rev







This 1931, Newcomb College vase is taken from a recent eBay listing. It has the impression JH for Jonathan Hunt dating the vase to his years there (1927-1933). The vase is also notably marked with the cipher of Sadie Irvine, the decorator.











From Evans Jonathan Hunt appears to have succeeded Robert Miller (as potter). Miller was hired to assist Joseph Meyer, one of Newcomb's original potters, "in his latter years".





Earlier Newcomb vases are often similarly impressed with Joseph Meyer's JM.






After Newcomb College Hunt threw pots for Haeger at their Chicago World's Fair exhibit in 1934.  He stayed on with them for some time after the Fair, but we don't know how long. In late 1937, or thereabouts he joined Broadmoor Pottery at Denver.





Lots more later on Jonathan Bowne Hunt's work at Haeger and Broadmoor-Denver.











Dec 21, 2009 addition: From a recent eBay listing a Newcomb College 6.25" vase from 1932. Thrown by JB Hunt with mark JH. Carved by Sadie Irvine.

















Dec 30, 2009 addition: From a recent eBay listing a gorgeous Newcomb College 7" vase from 1930. Thrown by JB Hunt with mark JH. Decorated by Sadie Irvine.
















May 3, 2010 addition: From a recent eBay listing another gorgeous 5.5-inch Newcomb College vase from 1930. Thrown by JB Hunt with a "flying J" JH mark. Decorated by Anna Frances Simpson.
















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