Petite Bridge Handled Vessel

13.5 × 10.5 × 4 / April Drop 2022

13.5 × 10.5 × 4 / April Drop 2022

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. This 2nd iteration is a squatter, wider version that nestles into the curves of the original to make a pair or stand on its own.

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

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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