Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Nock off Nigels

If you search for images of Aesthetic Movement pottery on the internet, some trends and motifs quickly become familiar. I have previously blogged about how the Victorians used motif ideas for their Aesthetic Movement designs which predominantly drew inspiration from Japan. Well, the similarity between the bowl below and contemporary designs by P.B&S is pretty clear. Not only are they using the same motifs of organic branches, fans, wheels and landscape vinettes, even the pattern name and backstamp is a bit of a nock off: Oriental. This bowl by Dunn Bennett and Co is so like some Oriental Ivory wares that i did a double take and then had a bit of a chuckle wondering who came up with it first - D.B & co or P.B & S ? D.B & co

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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.