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Author Topic: Sowerby Vitro Porcelain basket weave plate  (Read 2860 times)

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Offline Anne E.B.

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Sowerby Vitro Porcelain basket weave plate
« on: February 01, 2008, 09:16:35 PM »
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Unusual colour :).  Is it puce, Pomona green or other please?  I can just make out the peacock's head in the centre, but its very worn.

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Re: Sowerby Vitro Porcelain basket weave plate
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 01:33:33 AM »
Aesthetic Green?

See Slack, text on p. 40 and color photo on p. 71.
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Re: Sowerby Vitro Porcelain basket weave plate
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 03:34:30 AM »
Anne & James — Yes, it's Aesthetic Green.   Cottle dates its launch to circa 1881.

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Re: Sowerby Vitro Porcelain basket weave plate
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008, 05:36:33 AM »
Puce is a purpley colour isn't it Anne, as in "he went puce with rage"... 
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Re: Sowerby Vitro Porcelain basket weave plate
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 08:15:06 AM »
Oh lucky you, Anne! :)
Aesthetic Green it most definitely is. I would love to get any thing in this colour!
It's quite a rare colour, too, so no doubt the plate would be worth considerably more than one in one of the more common colours like turquoise blue.
There was a wonderful vase with swans & rushes made in this colour which is super-valuable & gorgeous.
B.T.W puce is a purplish/reddish-brown colour, apparently named after the French word for "flea", which is "puce". Fleas to my mind tend to be brown or black, not purple, but that's the story! :huh:
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Re: Sowerby Vitro Porcelain basket weave plate
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008, 04:22:38 PM »
Thank you so much everyone :clap:

'Aesthetic Green' -  I like it.   I've only ever seen a white or cream(?) version, if I remember correctly.   

Doh!  Getting my colours and idioms mixed up... ::)  I don't know what I was thinking and should have checked first!  :-[
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Re: Sowerby Vitro Porcelain basket weave plate
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 06:11:38 AM »
Quote from: heartofglass
... There was a wonderful vase with swans & rushes made in this colour [Aesthetic Green] ...

Colour photograph of this vase in From Palace to Parlour, cat no. 156.

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