Edmund de Waal

fault line

Limited edition produced in 2016

Porcelain shard presented on a plinth with gilt edge; Artist stamped signature on verso

Plinth measures 1/8 × 4 7/10 × 4 7/10 inches (2 × 12 × 12 cm)

Limited edition of 50 gilded porcelain shards from one broken vessel, each presented on a wood and felt plinth; Accompanied by a certificate

Edition for the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

$620

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De Waal says this of the work, “fault line is my first-ever edition using porcelain. I made a very substantial porcelain vessel and glazed it with a soft, dark, black basalt glaze, its texture like stone. And then I broke it into fifty shards. Each of these has been gilded on one of its edges. There is a beautiful tradition in Japan of marking the moment of fracture for a special object with a seam of gold: each one more valuable for its brokenness than before. fault line will be scattered around the world, but in its memory is a single, complete vessel.”

Not available for purchase online, please contact the Shop to inquire about avaiable editions for purchase.

 

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Edmund de Waal

fault line

Limited edition produced in 2016

Porcelain shard presented on a plinth with gilt edge; Artist stamped signature on verso

Plinth measures 1/8 × 4 7/10 × 4 7/10 inches (2 × 12 × 12 cm)

Limited edition of 50 gilded porcelain shards from one broken vessel, each presented on a wood and felt plinth; Accompanied by a certificate

Edition for the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

$620

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De Waal says this of the work, “fault line is my first-ever edition using porcelain. I made a very substantial porcelain vessel and glazed it with a soft, dark, black basalt glaze, its texture like stone. And then I broke it into fifty shards. Each of these has been gilded on one of its edges. There is a beautiful tradition in Japan of marking the moment of fracture for a special object with a seam of gold: each one more valuable for its brokenness than before. fault line will be scattered around the world, but in its memory is a single, complete vessel.”

Not available for purchase online, please contact the Shop to inquire about avaiable editions for purchase.

 

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