Newcomb Pottery was established in conjunction with Newcomb College, the women's division of Tulane University. At first, potters were hired to throw the pots and woman students supplied the decoration. The enterprise soon became so successful that woman decorators were hired as salaried workers. By 1918 the pottery was moved to the college art building where salaried artisans continued to work and undergraduate students were encouraged to produce individual pieces from start to finish and experiment with glazes.
- Maker: Newcomb Pottery
- Decorator: Sabina Elliott Wells, American, 1876-1943
- Medium: Earthenware
- Place Manufactured: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- Dates: 1902-1904
- Dimensions: Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Diameter of Base: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Impressed on base in blue: "[N within C] Sewells"
- Signature: no signature
- Inscriptions: no inscriptions
- Collections:Decorative Arts
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Everyday Life/A Nation Divided, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 62.151
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Newcomb Pottery. Vase, 1902-1904. Earthenware, Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 62.151. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Earthenware vase with pale green and white glaze. Narrow cylindrical form flaring out towards top. Shoulder in concave curve to small mouth with out flared lip. Vase is covered with pattern of overlapping long narrow leaves of Egyptian inspiration. Condition: Good, conservation report in object file.
- Record Completeness: Best (94%)