Double-Spouted Vase

Double-Spouted Vase

c. 1960-1980

Toshiko Takaezu

(American, 1922-2011)


Overall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Gift of Marjorie and Warren McCullough in memory of Joseph and Elizabeth McCullough 2013.70

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


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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