James Caswell Davis 1987 California Postmodernist Sculptural Ceramic Vase For Sale
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James Caswell Davis 1987 California Postmodernist Sculptural Ceramic Vase

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Rare, multi sided vase created by James Caswell of Santa Monica, California. Monumental vase measures 24.5" in height by 15" wide by 9.5" deep and is signed Jim Caswell, Sta. Monica, 1987 on the bottom. In very good vintage condition. James Caswell's involvement with antiques grew naturally from his interests as an artist and craftsman. For over 20 years, working in a variety of media he merged ancient concepts of form, content and decoration with a modernist sensibility. Ethnology, shamanism and tribal world-view were frequent points of reference and inspiration for his aesthetic. His work was exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in North America, Europe and Asia and in 1983 he received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist's Fellowship. From 1983-1985 he was artist in residence at Sevres, the distinguished French National Porcelain Factory, where several of his unique vases were put into production. All of his life James Caswell was an avid collector and eventually opened his shop "Historia" on Pico Blvd in 1980. The store has been closed since his death in 2015.    

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1987
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Dimensions
    H 24.5 in. x W 15 in. x D 9.5 in.H 62.23 cm x W 38.1 cm x D 24.13 cm
  • Seller Location
    Pasadena, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1046615986141
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