Erdem Taşdelen

A 'Southpaw' Pitcher

Found miniature ceramic jug
12 x 11 x 10 cm (4.75" x 4.50" x 4")

This found miniature jug, identified as made in Japan in the 1950s, is a work of Delft pottery produced specifically for left-handed individuals. The object in its regular form is one of many every-day items that are difficult to use with the left hand, as the pouring lip would normally be to the left of the handle. While objects that are either versatile or geared for left-handers are made more commonly today, this jug is noteworthy as an early example that shows concern for the left hand.

Installation view, A Petition of the Left Hand, Galeri NON, Istanbul, 2014. (Photo by Cemrenaz Uyguner)