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Sake cabinet

Designer Michael Hurwitz (born in 1955)

Object Place: Kyoto, Japan


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tochi (horse chestnut), stone

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art


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.


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


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