Using a centuries-old American technique for making rugs, the Sargent Vase ishand-formed with cable that is woven on cast-iron machines that date from the 1940s. Each Sargent Vase is made by our Master Sewer, Fatima Mendes, over the course of four days.
A quotation from John Singer Sargent's 1882 masterpiece The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, the Sargent Vase is a genesis of Sargent's treatment of objects in his painting; the Boit family's original vases, which are installed on pedestals in the gallery flanking Sargent's painting in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, are much more intricately detailed than Sargent's portrayal of them, a famous example of the artist as editor. We have abstracted the surface treatment of the vases even further, pixelating the blue and white designs with yarn and braid, and rendering them soft, more grand, and more absurd. The largest in our woven vessel collection, the Sargent Vase stands at human scale.
Shown in blue multi cable, a mix of wool and synthetic yarns. Custom colors and collaborations are possible.
Made in USA International customers will be responsible for duties/customs/VAT upon delivery.