Posted 9 months ago
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.