Black Olive Vase
- Brother Thomas (American (born Canada), Halifax, Nova Scotia 1929–2007 Erie, Pennsylvania)
- Porcelain with black glaze
- 11 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (29.2 x 32.4 x 7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Pucker, in honor of Charles de Gunzburg and Wendy Goldberg, 1992
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A Benedictine monk, Brother Thomas was deeply influenced by Chinese and Japanese ceramics and Buddhist religious traditions. The black glaze on this vase, which he invented, shows the importance of Chinese black and brown wares in his work.