Five Maria Maravigna Mushrooms
Winchester, Massachusetts, mid-20th century
Five separate clusters of mushrooms, each glazed according to their colors in nature, all signed Maravigna with species classification on the base, with pamphlet, ht. 4 3/4, 3, 2 7/8, 1 1/4 and 1 in.
Note: Maria Maravigna was known as "The Mushroom Lady". There is an exhibition of her work at the Harvard Fogg Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1999, she won an award from the North American Mycology Association for her contributions to the study of mycology.