Bridge Handled Vessel

20.5 × 3.5 × 10 / Full Price, Perfect Condition

20.5 × 3.5 × 10 / Full Price, Perfect Condition

The Bridge Handled Vessel is inspired by the bulbous belly and connecting arch that is commonly found in Pre-Columbian and Etruscan water vessels to act as a handle for easy carrying. A favorite from the original collection, and the inspiration for the majority of the additions and iterations in the 2020 collection.

Materials: Cast white stoneware, black underglaze, slightly textured matte black glaze.

References

Peruvian terracotta Bridge Handled Jug with Bird Whistle, 1000 AD

Entry in Robert Fournier's Illustrated Dictionary of Pottery Form: "Bridge Handle: A strap handle spanning two spouts on a closed in pot. A form fairly common in preColumbian American pottery and also occuring in Etruscan wares."

Columbian Bridge Handled Vessel in the shape of a circular house. David Berstein Gallery, New York.

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