William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995
Lot 1265
William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995
Sold for US$ 290,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995 William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995 William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995 William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995 William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995 William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995 William Morris (American, born 1957) Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope, 1995
William Morris (American, born 1957)
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.

Footnotes

  • 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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