Early edition penis shaped flower vase Mod. "Shiva"
Ceramic pink glaze
Signed on the underpart
DESIGNER Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007)
MANUFACTURER BD Barcelona
DIMENSIONS W.18 x D. 7 x H.23 / cm.
It’s hard not to look at this vase and think of it as a slightly risqué joke. Yet, Sottsass was heavily influenced by both ancient civilizations and 20th-century counterculture, and for him, the work had totemic cosmic connotations.