Monday, July 12, 2010

Kintsugi Repaired Vase

Not a terrific kintsugi repair, but examples come up so infrequently on eBay that I thought it was worth mentioning. Not familiar with kintsugi? A terrific aesthetic ideal and, broadly, a world view. Stuff breaks and repairs are made. It is never again a perfect artifact. But, rather than try to hide the flaws, the repairs are 'joined in gold.' The history of the object - including the day it fell off the shelf - is maintained. Not perfect, not broken, but a fascinating object in a third state.

Ming Baluster Celadon Vase on eBay