Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Delicious Nautilus

Our time travel through the world of decorative arts brings us back to 1883 and the Victorians newly found hunger for all things Japanese. After the 1854 trade treaty, Japan's wonders were made available in vast numbers for the first time to the west. Extravagant displays of decorative arts at all the major worlds fairs of the 19th century resulted in Japan having great influence in western art. A great example can be found here from the venerable English firm of Royal Worcester Porcelain (founded in 1751). A pair of delicate and surrealistic renderings of Nautilus shells held by coral branches on a glittering seabed.
7" each

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