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Conch shell with crab, 1899

  • George E. Ohr, American, 1857-1918
  • Biloxi Art Pottery, American, 1878 - 1909


  • Overall: 5 × 10 1/8 × 7 3/8 inches (12.7 × 25.7 × 18.7 cm)

Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts



American Art before 1950

March 1899. Purchased by Armand H. Griffith from George Ohr (the Biloxi Pottery) in Biloxi, Mississippi April 1899. Loaned by Armand H. Griffith to the Detroit Museum of Art 1989. Found in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

George E. Ohr; Biloxi Art Pottery, Conch shell with crab, 1899, earthenware. Detroit Institute of Arts, Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1999.109.