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Posted 4 years ago


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Pic. 1: First came the poster, bought at Altman's two weeks after my mother's death.

Then came the first vase in Pic. 4. I remember remarking the shape reminded me of the lady's skirt (not squirt . . . ) in my new Mucha poster.

Pic. 2: The shape had been attributed to Christopher Dresser, but it was not until I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006 that I saw an actual example of it .

Pic. 3: a second example, this time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pic. 4. And here they are; three sizes, 5 decors, same shape in paper, ceramic and glass.


  1. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 4 years ago
    The shape makes me more think of a Venetian aristocrat because of the form of the hat! 18th century.
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    The shape existed before the hat, and it also appears "hatless". What is new is the twist to the cylinder, which makes it impossible to align the glass symetrically. Even if the rim points forwards, the body does not.
  3. cogito cogito, 4 years ago
    This shape has always reminded me of a woman moving forward in a flowing dress. Thanks for the connection, Al.
  4. Hems303 Hems303, 4 years ago
    Alfredo! Many thanks, you are a have helped me without even realising... I am working on a painting (2 actually) and needed a flowing dress shaped artifact/passage that mimicks "flowing cloth" but without appearing "contrived"....LOVE the poster..but the 2nd, 3rd & 4th pix are THE answer.....thank you so very much!!!! (I'm not a glass/ceramics collector and have little knowledge in this field...I AM learning!)

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