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Lot 21


ebonised lime wood and red jade
22cm high by 25cm wide by 30cm deep

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

Starting with a block of wood with offset pentagons drawn on each of the opposite faces, this organic carving is as much a result of attempting to resolve the transition between the two shapes as it is an exercise in symmetry. The tripod base was carved from a separate piece and the two parts are separated by a pentagon of red jade – the only clue left behind as to the base geometry behind the piece. Interestingly (maybe only to me), it is one piece, made in two halves, resting on three feet, with a five-sided section, eight abstracted leaf forms and thirteen projecting sections in total. There’s Fibonacci everywhere, if one only cares to look. 

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