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Petite Bridge Handled Vessel

13.5 × 10.5 × 4

 

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 stands on it’s own.

Materials: Cast white stoneware, matte warm white glaze with slight crackle to surface. Smooth to touch.

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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