Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Domes-day

Back in 2009, I posted some picture of Cheese covers in the form of wedges and I said that I had yet to find a dome shaped one from the Powell Bishop & Stonier factories. Well, the wait is over! here are my two latest finds, joined together for the time being in a mixed marriage. The dome is Oriental Ivory, decorated with high Victorian motifs of Acanthus leaves, laurels and a Greek Key band. The base plate is a white earthenware body, decorated with a cross-reeded pattern and a gothic text motto: "MAY GOOD DIGESTION WAIT ON APPETITE", a quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth.

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bisto boy said...
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bisto boy said...

apparently, Augustus Pugin created a similar design for Minton. I imagine, my Powell & Bishop version came after his in Homage, or simply a blatant rip off.

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