An unusual chalice from the Scheiers, probably an early interpretation of the Jonah and the Whale theme used by Edwin to decorate so many of his works. The pottery has all the grace of Mary's work: thin walls, perfect symmetry and almost indistinguishable turning marks, and a raised foot with an unarticulated lip edge.
Alternating female figures and fish form a ring around the center of the chalice. The women extend their arms so that each fish is held by two women. Both the female figures and the fish are inverted with each repeat.
The glaze varies from light blue inside to medium through a very dark blue on the exterior. The incised figues are of brown and yellow colors.
New Hampshire circa 1950. 7 inches high and 7 inches wide at the rim.