A Monumental Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Vase, 1913, decorated by Sadie Irvine with tall pines, blue and green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. FU44 and "B" for buff clay body, height 12 1/2 in. Provenance: The Charles and Susan Murphy Collection; Neal Auction Company, November 2, 2006, lot 200, illustrated page 39
Charles Catteau could be regarded as one of the most versatile ceramic artists of his generation, especially for the style of Art Deco. Catteau advanced the forms, techniques and decoration of modern ceramics, creating an exceptionally original, new and decorative genre.