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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 51

    Saad Shaker (Iraqi, 1935-2005)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Saad Shaker (Iraqi, 1935-2005)
    Untitled
    embossed with the name of the artist in Arabic (lower right)
    glazed ceramic
    13¾ (35cm.) high
    Executed in 1998, this work is unique


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    Saad Shaker is considered as the father of modern ceramics in Iraq, and among the leading ceramists of the Arab world. His works, consisting of morphological shapes which allude to the natural forms of plants, shells or geology, are widely known. His ceramics combine tremendous skill in execution with delicate, sensitive use of colour.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Amman