Sunday, 19 April 2009
As I said before, when I want things I draw them. It helps. Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg produces such exquisite pieces, in form and colour, that these watercolour drawings do them little justice but I liked the process of contemplation. Doing the vase, I kept wondering if Giotto could draw the perfect oval too? I found it impossible and it increased my respect for the makers of this sublime butterfly vase. It was designed by Wolfgang von Wersin, 1958 and decorated by Ted Muehling, 2000. H. 10.5 cm
I adore figurines now, never really did when I was younger. This is a Commedia dell’Arte character Scaramuz designed by Franz Anton Bustelli 1759/60 H. 20cm. Seems remarkable that it is still in production.
The Swallow designed by Theodor Karner in 1910 H. 8 cm
Find out more about the company's distinguished 260 year old history on their very beautiful website which carries these intriguing images of the factory and a visit from Queen Elizabeth II.