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Antelope Jar

1986
20th c
17 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in. (44.45 cm x 23.5 cm)

Adrian Saxe, American, b. 1943

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Porcelain and stoneware
Credit Line: Melba and Al Langman Collection, gift of their family
Accession Number: 2006.146.a.b.c
a. lid - H: 5 1/2; W: 6 1/4; D: 4 inches
b. vessel - H: 13; Diam: 9 1/4 inches
c. base - H: 6; W: 14 1/2; D: 10 inches

Commentary
Saxe has been interested in the combination of form and surface resulting in highly eclectic combinations of materials--porcelian and stoneware, for example--and forms like this jar with an antelope figure on top and raised decorative drafting tools on the surface. Additionally, there is often a startling and amusing contrast between surface treatments like the dark, rough surface of the base and the lustrous glazes on the jar. Saxe's inventive forms include vegetables shaped into ceramic containers.

Object Description
Sculptural Porcelain jar

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Dimensions
  • see Display Comments for complete dimensions Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (44.45 x 23.5 cm)

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Melba and Al Langman
    Role: donors
    Place: Los Angeles, California
    Dates: November 28, 2006

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