Untitled Ewer | Adrian Saxe

Untitled Ewer

1992
Porcelain, lusters, fish hook,
feathers, rubber crawfish, and plastic
12 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 4 in.
(32.4 x 19.1 x 10.2 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

This elaborate ewer reflects the artist's desire to combine his eclectic interests and experiences in historical ceramic traditions with a contemporary style. The elegant and highly glossed body of the pot suggests a vegetable form, to which a flamboyant gold baroque handle and jaunty lid--with a tassel composed of a rubber crawfish and fish hook--have been added.

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Untitled Ewer (Detail)

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