Untitled Vessel, USA

Untitled Vessel, USA

Untitled Vessel
Made by Adrian Saxe (born 1943)
USA, Los Angeles
1985
Stoneware and porcelain
Museum no. C.53&A-1986
Given by Mark and Fredda Hindenburg

Quotation and subversion of historic styles are key elements of postmodern design and have been widely used by late 20th-century potters. Here Adrian Saxe parodies the opulence of early European porcelains by introducing exaggerated forms and surfaces. The proportions of his pot defy our expectations: its foot has the scale of a body, while the body is formed as a handle.