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Joylon Hofsted

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Stoneware, polychrome glaze
  • Place Manufactured: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • DATES ca. 1968
    DIMENSIONS 19 in. (48.3 cm) base: 6 x 4 3/4 in. (15.2 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS "Hofsted" in script scratched in base.
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Joylon Hofsted (American, October 21, 1942-October 12, 2004). Vase, ca. 1968. Stoneware, polychrome glaze, 19 in. (48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 66.183. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 66.183_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Combination of thrown and applied construction. A simple thrown vase with slightly tapering body and footed base has been cut in half, leaving gaping "wounds" of a Vee-shape extending from top to base; "wounds have been colored in hues of purple, green, brown and black. Above rim are lop-sided and bend segments of other vases, one slapped on top of the other; washed over with glazes, mostly of greenish hue. Circular neck; relatively small aperture. Base of vase is pinched and drooping; rests on square irregularly shaped plinth with finger marks. COBDITION - Excellent.
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