Marblehead in Museums


Newark Museum

Sarah Tutt and John Swallow for Marblehead Pottery,  Vase with stylized flowers, ca. 1910.

Thrown earthenware with applied slips.

  1. H.7, Diam. 4 in.

Marked: incised insignia of a frontal view of a ship in full sail, flanked by initial M and P; incised HT;

oval paper label with MARBLEHEAD POTTERY printed in black.

Purchase 1911 (11.489).     

original purchase price = $8.00

Art Institute of Chicago

Annie E. Aldrich, designer.  John Swallow, potter. Sarah Tutt, decorator. Vance American Fund; gift of the Antiquarian Society.  The image references Arthur Wesley Dow (Ipswich, MA - 18 miles from Marblehead) woodblock prints.  This piece ( or one of the three identical) pieces was said to have been owned by Benjamin Tutt, later acquired by Dr Rappaport, sold for $97,000 by Kaminski Auction in 1991 before being acquired by the AIC in 2009

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

New American Wing includes promised gift pieces from Robert Ellison, Jr. pottery collection.  Several pieces of Marblehead are displayed.

Marblehead Museum

& Historical Society

The museum has a display case with approximately 20 pieces of Marblehead pottery in the Lee Mansion.  A few pieces of pottery are housed in the museum building across the street along with a pottery wheel said to have been used by Marblehead Pottery.

Abbot Hall


A display case in the gift shop houses a collection of approximately 100 pieces.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Creation date about 1910-1920

Materials earthenware

Dimensions 13 3/4 in.

Currently On View in Urban Realism Gallery

Credit line: Harold Victor Decorative Arts Fund

Accession number 1994.81

Ohio State

Baggs Memorial Library

The Arthur E. Baggs Memorial Library is housed within the Department of Arts ceramic area at Ohio State.  This collection includes books, objects, tools, glaze notebooks, as well as many test tiles.

Museum of Fine Arts


The MFA web site details 9 pieces in their collection.   This stalking panther bowl is one of 6 decorated pieces in the MFA collection.  The stalking panther form is depicted in the 1919 catalogue.  This piece is dated by the MFA as 1910-1915.

Peabody Essex Museum

This beautifully painted colonial revival style bowl bears the unusual signature of a painted galleon with the name HENNESSEY spelled out with the number ’12 above the ship.  The museum has at least 8 other undisplayed pieces and a small painting of the original Marblehead pottery shop in their collection.

Los Angeles County

Museum of Art

collection includes several pieces donated by Max Palevsky and Jodie Evans

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Cooper Hewitt Museum