Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gilding the Lily

This is a picture of the HONG KONG patterned dish that I blogged about below. I just wanted to show you the back with all the wonderful marks - there is even an impressed diamond registration mark that you can't make out, but which informs us that the shape of the plate was registered (the printed diamond is for the printed pattern). There is also the pattern name, Oriental Ivory, painters numbers and the printed mark for the retailer. As i have shown with other items in my collection, the factory wasn't shy about promoting their goods - and they were rightly proud! Of course, it makes the job of collecting their wares much easier than for other factories that weren't so conspicuous with their labelling.

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Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way you expected. And sometimes, it is exactly as it was 'meant' to be. But whilst i'm not a believer in fate or fatalism, I do believe that life is a both a learning experience and an obstacle course to be climbed and clambered over in the most creative way possible! In doing so, you'll get to where you should be even if it's not where you'd imagined.