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Double-Spouted Vase

Double-Spouted Vase

c. 1960

Toshiko Takaezu

(American, 1922-2011)

Ceramic

Overall: 31.8 x 20.5 x 16 cm (12 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Gift of Kathy Miller Gaphardt and Laura Miller Gruen in honor of Frederick and Mary Miller and John Paul Miller 2013.36

Fun Fact

This double-spouted vase was intended to be a decorative sculpture rather than a functional object.

Description

Toshiko Takaezu reformed the concept of a vessel by minimizing its functionality in her work. Here, the openings of the vase's two spouts are so reduced as to be unusable, becoming a ceramic sculpture rather than utilitarian container.

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