Historical Design

Flower Vase

Early edition penis shaped flower vase Mod. "Shiva"
Ceramic pink glaze
Signed on the underpart
DESIGNER Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) MANUFACTURER BD Barcelona COUNTRY Italy
DATE 1973 DIMENSIONS W.18 x D. 7 x H.23 / cm.
SPECIAL NOTE 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.

Flower Vase

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