Charger, "Female Crimson Rosella"
Decorative Arts and Design
height: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
diameter: 14 in. (35.6 cm) (show scale)
On reverse, under glaze, hand painted around outer edge: "Stephen Bowers Adelaide South Australia Norwood Studio 2014"; underside center, under glaze, hand painted: " S Bower 2014"
Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund
Charger with black outer rim and front painted gold, with irregularly spaced polychrome design of four scalloped edge cartouches, three with floral designs and one with flower and bird design. These designs are directly inspired by William Morris wallpaper designs from the last quarter of the 19th century. Overlapping, off center, a green and red parakeet, a female Crimson Rosella, native to Australia.
Condition: some minor rubbing and scratches to outer rim front, gold shows marks from fingerprints. There is an inclusion in the thick gold painted area due to manufacture.
This item is not on view
Stephen Bowers (Australian, born 1953). Charger, "Female Crimson Rosella," 2014. Glazed earthenware, height: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund, 2015.78. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2015.78_top_PS9.jpg)
top, 2015.78_top_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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