|Aesthetic Period Transferware|
The study of nature predominates in this medium size platter in the "Indus" pattern. On th...
The study of nature predominates in this medium size platter in the "Indus" pattern. On the left a formidable looking parrot perches on a flowering branch. Clearly the reason for the vigilant stance is nest of eggs partially camouflaged in the marshy undergrowth below. Extending this wetlands scene, a wild duck takes off from the pond surface and heads for the open sky to the right. The only man-made element, a distant Asian temple, serves to indicate the geographical setting (and, of course, to associate the pattern with design trends current at the time.)
The airy border further re-enforces the exotic locale with humming birds in flight amidst scattered foliage--including bamboo leaves and broad palm fronds that could never be mistaken as European.
|Mark:||Bakstamp With Registry Diamond|
|Date:||1877 (pattern registration) to 1879 (end of RS&R partnership)|
|Dimensions:||Length 13 3/4 in.; width 11 1/4 in.|
While the designers of "Indus" resisted the asymmetric and geometric pattern elements popu...
While the designers of "Indus" resisted the asymmetric and geometric pattern elements popular at the time, it still reflects the Japanese influence on aesthetic era patterns. The close observation and naturalistic depiction of the featured birds reveal lessons learned from masters like Hokusai. And of course, the distant compound of Asian inspired buildings would only remind Westerners of their fascination with the beauty and mystery of the East.