Crystalline box

Pavel Janák
Crystalline box

1911
Price
5.050 CZK
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Dimensions height 8 x width 9,5 x depth 9,5 cm

No other object captures the spirit of Janák’s early cubist works better than this crystal-inspired box. Probably produced as a one-off, the box is a complex composition of angles, sharp points and folded planes. The thin black lines complete the dynamic sculpture and distract from its basic function as a box.

Reproduction of the original held by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

Material: earthenware

Manufactory: hand-decorated glazed cast