Persimmon Vessel

  • Jerry Hovanec, Ruthann Renee Uithol, Persimmon Vessel, 1999, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Annie H. Moore, 2000.108

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This vessel is part of an on-going series of persimmon-inspired pieces made by husband-and-wife team Jerry Hovanec and Ruthann Renee Uithol. Persimmon Vessel skillfully evokes the berry's wrinkled texture, bulbous shape, and rich red-orange color. The fruit of the American persimmon tree can grow to be six centimeters in diameter and ripens in the late fall or early winter (after the first frost), when the initially astringent flavor becomes sweet and the fruit softens.

Title
Persimmon Vessel
Artists
Date
1999
On View
Dimensions
7 1/4 x 5 3/8 in. diam. (18.4 x 13.6 cm) irregular
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Annie H. Moore

Classifications
Object Number
2000.108
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