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Adrian Saxe     Tea Bowl and Stand

Tea Bowl and Stand
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of R. Ford Singletary from the collection of Randy M. Leonard
1981, glazed porcelain, overall: 3 7/8 x 5 x 3 1/4 in.
© 1983 Adrian Saxe

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Adrian Saxe's Candle Lamp and Tea Bowl and Stand are small, precious objects that suggest a jeweler's sensibility rather than a ceramist's. Richly colored, refined, and detailed, these two pieces proudly proclaim their respective functions. On closer inspection, however, we are left to wonder how one would drink tea from a tea bowl with a sawtooth rim.