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Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum Big White Pot and Red/White Vase by Hella Jongerius

Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum Big White Pot and Red/White Vase by Hella Jongerius

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Big White Pot, Red White Vase

Using 14th century shards from the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, Hella Jongerius has initiated a post-modern restoration project.  The basis of her work form archetypal vases and pots into which an old shard was glued with tow-component plastic.  Parts of the vase are painted in bright colours, so unifying old and new.  Two items from this series have been given an industrial sequel.  The molding joints are clearly visible, as if the pieces were formed from several elements.  In accordance with a medieval tradition, these vases have been given a seal bearing the maker's thumbprint.  One of the vases is partly painted red in car lacquer.  This contemporary boldness is a badinage on glazing traditions in pottery.  The vases are made of porcelain.

So unique and special, bringing the aura of the one-off to a serial production.  The seams of the porcelain casting process are left behind from the production process. The visible traces of the process become unconventional decoration in this marriage of craft and industry. Since 1997, a bright red colour could no longer be used in ceramic glazes as the paint contained the toxic substance cadnium. Toyota red industrial spray paint was used as an alternative. 

The Red and White vase measures approx 16"  tall x 4" wide.  This listing includes both vase pictured.

These items will be professionally packaged in an over-sized box to ensure safe and secure delivery.
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