Canopic Jar: Giant Eland, 2004 patinated bronze signed William Morris 8/8 2004 height 46in (116.8cm)
Provenance: Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge, MA
Literature: Gary Blonston, William Morris Artifacts/Glass, Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, 1996, p. 21 for an illustration of the Canopic Jar: Giant Eland realized in glass.
This magnificent jar with animal form cover relates to the artist's iconic Canopic Jar blown glass series created in 1995. Bonhams New York achieved the world record price at auction for William Morris on June 14, 2013 with the sale of Canopic Jar: Sable Antelope. A limited number of similar jars were produced in bronze. The jar on offer is from an edition of eight.
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