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Flower Basket

circa 1936-1937

Dorothy C. Auman (American, 1925 - 1991)

Dorothy Cole Auman, an eighth-generation potter, and her husband Walter, also a potter with roots in the Seagrove tradition, began their collection with a great interest in preserving the rich history of North Carolina ceramics. Dorothy’s research, archeological excavations, and accumulation of pottery details the region’s history from its eighteenth-century origins with German and English immigrant pottery, to the development of a functional ceramic industry in the nineteenth century, and the emergence of an art pottery tradition in the twentieth.

Place object was created: Seagrove, NC


Measurements:    height: 8.25 inches    width: 6.25 inches    depth: 3.875 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.1538

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