SALE First Edition Toltec Pop Art Ceramic Vase Blue
These vases were the premier collection from the award winning fine art and design sculpture studio, MT Objects. The molds for these vases no longer exist, and these are the last three vases from that run. These pieces are truly unique one-of-a-kind works of art, individually hand-crafted by artisans at Ceramics La Mejor and inspired by Toltec ceramics.
The Toltec civilization dominated Central Mexico from its capital city of Tula from about 900 to 1150 A.D.. The Toltecs were a warrior culture with dark, ruthless gods who demanded conquest and sacrifice. Their art reflected this: there are many depictions of gods, warriors, and priests in Toltec art and ceramics. The later Aztecs thought highly of their skills, claiming that Toltec artisans "taught the clay to lie."
This modern, sophisticated vase serves as a spectacular focal point in a variety of environments, from minimalism to Mid-Century Modern and beyond. The pop-art aesthetic of this vase is apparent in the high-gloss glaze and the sculptural accordion shape, as well as the round feet.
About MT Objects:
We are proud to present the work of MT Objects, fine art ceramic artists Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua based in Mexico City. Their designs are inspired by pre-Hispanic culture, Mexican flora and fauna, and historical events and icons. This modern, sophisticated piece serves as a spectacular focal point in a variety of environments, from minimalism to Mid-Century Modern and beyond.
MT Objects designs are laboriously hand-cast and hand-pieced by talented artisans at Cerámica La Mejor, Mexico City, using techniques that vary little from those utilized in pre-hispanic times, while taking advantage of higher quality contemporary materials and production processes. Their designs are inspired variously by pre-hispanic culture, Mexican flora and fauna, and historical events and icons.
This vase is available in Blue, White, and Black.
Size: 13.75 high x 8.25 diameter.
*Because of the size and delicate nature of this piece, and automatic packing and handling fee of $50 will be added to your order.