The genesis of this design was Christopher Dresser an amazing designer that I was totally unaware of until recently. As an industrial designer in the 1800's he was inspired by and worked for employers in Britain, France, Japan and USA. His designs are are often complex but have an elegant simplicity that I have tried to capture in the 'Vase' design. The rarely found feature of this design is the background 'embossing' of the floral theme. White on white and cream is lifted with the gold detailing.
The floral design was inspired by the dress fabric in a painting of Madonna & Child glimpsed in an Art Gallery in Buenos Aires. The strong overall design has the...