Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995 hand blown glass neck interior inscribed William Morris 1995 overall height 48in (122.1cm); diameter 12in (30.5cm) Together with a copy of the original 1995 invoice from artist's studio.
Provenance: William Morris William Morris Studio, Stanwood, Washington, 1995
Literature: Gary Bonston, William Morris: artifacts/glass, Abbeville Press, New York, 1996, p. 85 for an illustration of the Canopic Jar on offer.
A tremendously skillful glass technician, William Morris has explored animal forms, burial urns, bones, cave paintings and tools, the adornment of our species, and man's ethnographic relationship to past, present and future civilizations. He invites us into his conceptual world with his gripping, mysterious and above all beautiful creations and leaves the viewer to ponder the broad themes of abstraction and material, as well as our culture and its place on this earth. The Morris works in the Terrana Collection (lots 1244, 1264, and 1265) are true masterworks. It should be noted that Morris has retired and is no longer working in glass.
We are grateful to Terry Davidson for his assistance in cataloging the Morris works on offer.
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