Aldo Bakker - Thomas Eyck - Oil flatter (1) - t.e. 063

Aldo Bakker - Thomas Eyck - Oil flatter (1) - t.e. 063
Netherlands - After 2000 - Porcelain

The porcelain 'Oil Platter' has a raised surface on one side. Bread and oil can be pressed against the surface here. Any unused oil will drip back into the dish. A small raised bit in the centre of the dish distributes the oil along the outer edge. This accentuates the colour of the olive oil. Also ideal to use as a side dish.

Aldo Bakker (1971) propagates the idea that objects possess and provoke emotions from the user, and that they can communicate by association, touch, texture and materiality. His work is meant to raise questions and activate reactions. He writes: 'My objects need to create their own space around them, in order to define their context themselves. I doubt their meaning and hence their use. In the ideal situation, the object gets a status which legitimises itself, independent of its surroundings. '

The 'oil platter' is part of the permanent collection of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.
Photos 1 through 3 by Petra and Erik Hesmerg.

Lot details
No. of items
Oil flatter
Designer/ Artist
Aldo Bakker
Manufacturer/ Brand
Thomas Eyck
Model/ Name
t.e. 063
Estimated Period
After 2000
Country of Origin
As new - unused
11×15×13 cm
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