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Sake cabinet

1991
Designer Michael Hurwitz (born in 1955)


Object Place: Kyoto, Japan

Dimensions

109.22 x 20.32 x 45.72 cm (43 x 8 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

1992.252a

Medium or Technique

Tochi (horse chestnut), stone

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Small rectangular cabinet with rounded door, containing a porcelain sake bottle and cup that set upon shelves on the cabinet interior. Cabinet is perched upon a diagonally-oriented shaft with a profile of a bottle. The shaft is bolted to a rough-cut stone base.
Porcelain sake bottle and cup by Ann Smith (born 1958), Somerville, MA; calligraphy by Hiroshi Hayafugi, Kyoto, Japan.

Inscription

Signed on paper on underside of bottom shelf of cabinet: "MADE BY MICHAEL HURWITZ IN / KYOTO, 1992. Dedicated to M. KATO."

Provenance

Purchased with funds provided by Anne and Ronald Abramson from the Peter Joseph Gallery, New York (Accession Date: June 24, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of Anne and Ronald Abramson