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Rare Ceramic Box Sculpture by Andre Borderie


A whimsical "boite" by the brilliant abstractionist Andre Borderie (French, 1923-1998). The ceramic objects he created were more exploratory exercises in sculptural form than practical vessels. But they were also imbued with an organic, living quality. In this beautiful example, the volume of the hemispherical space covered by the removable lid is minute (suitable for storing a few pills, a ring, a pebble), leading one to display the two parts of this box as playfully interacting forms, suggesting eyes: A motif returned to often by the artist. The glaze is a gorgeous, smooth craquelure and a contrasting, tactile black that covers the piece's sides and bottom. Signed: A glazed cartouche on the foot is inscribed with the artist's monogram. Note: We are also offering a fine Aubusson tapestry by Borderie, "Maison d'Or", from the edition of three.


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    H 2 in. x W 6.3 in. x D 2.5 in.

    H 5.08 cm x W 16.01 cm x D 6.35 cm

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    Los Angeles, CA
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