An Ione Wheeler iridescent glaze vase. Turn of the century (1900-1920). Porcelain vase. Likely produced in the Chicago area. Designs by this artist would later be reproduced commercially as seen in the two Ruby Lane offering links below.
IONE WHEELER, Ceramic worker and decorator of China, Instructor. Born Illinois. Pupil of E. Beachy, A. A. Greene, B. Bennett, A. Gunther, and R. H. Johonnat. Director of Art at Rockford College 1910, 1911, 1912. Faculty Inst. Convent of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest, Ill. Exhibited AIC, P.-P.Exp., Nebraska Art Ass., General Fed. of Women’s Clubs at Springfield, Ill. Represented in collection of Minn. State Col., Lincoln, Neb., University. Member of Chicago AG. and Cerm. A.A. Awards: AIC, special prize for Lustre collection; Ill. State Fair, 1913, Fine Arts Building prize, 1917, for lustre collection.