'Shh, it's a Tiger!', Siberian Tiger Limited Edition Fine English China Coupe Plate

'Shh, it's a Tiger!', Siberian Tiger Limited Edition Fine English China Coupe Plate

Fine English bone china coupe plate designed by artist Jane Lee McCracken, featuring her intricate black Biro drawing ‘Shh it’s a Tiger! '. This is the first design of her ‘Siberian Tiger’ diptych and one of eight designs from her iconic print and china series ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia'. It highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent. Dedicated to the majestic Siberian Tiger of Ussuriland this Russian fantasy was inspired by images of Bengal Tigers bathing in forest pools, overlooked by the ruined palaces of Ranthambore. Amba, the Udege name for Siberian Tiger meaning ‘Guardian of the Forest’, is depicted sweeping across the pine trees through an antique dacha birdcage. A Red Army cavalry breaking through the forest heralds the historic circumstances that contributed to this tiger species’ decline. Jane's meticulous drawings take several months to research and make.

A unique statement piece to display or as part of an elegant fine dining set, each plate design is a limited edition of 200. This exquisite collection is beautifully hand made to order in Stoke-on-Trent by prestigious ceramic designers and manufacturers The New English.


AVAILABLE TO ORDER ONLINE FROM:

THE NEW ENGLISH
WOLF & BADGER





COMPLETE SYNOPSIS

‘Shh, it’s a Tiger!’ is a fantastical piece set in Russia’s Ussirland, home to both the Udege people and the Siberian or Amur tiger. The drawing was generated by the iconic imagery of Royal Bengal tigers bathing in the forest pools of India’s, Ranthambore National Park. Albrecht Dürer’s watercolour ‘Landscape with a Woodland Pool’ 1496, a photograph of a lake in Ussuriland and Ivan Shishkin’s painting ‘The Forest of Countess Mordvinova’ 1891, provided inspiration for the drawing layers of the forest backdrop. At the edge of a lake where a tiger has come to bathe, sits an antique Russian dacha birdcage belonging to Jane. Inside the cage a reclining Siberian tiger not only symbolises Bengal tigers shading in the ruined palaces of Ranthambore, but also highlights the escalating numbers of tigers in captivity, whilst fewer than 3,500 individuals remain in the wild. A giant Siberian tiger sweeps through the trees, illustrating ‘Amba’, the Udege name for ‘tiger’ meaning ‘Guardian of the Forest’. A Red Army cavalry breaks through the trees, signifying both Red and White Armies who, while based in Vladivostok during the Russian Revolution, almost hunted this tiger subspecies to extinction. To the right of the cavalry, a ghostly tiger and an Udege woman walk side by side. Inspired by Jane’s photographs of a recording of the film 'Amba the Russian Tiger', Gordon Buchanan 2008, the couple proclaim not only the fragility of the wild tiger population but the dwindling population of the Udege. The tranquillity of the forest is suddenly shattered and the wading tiger looks outside the drawing towards the cause of the disturbance. A sniper rifle hidden in the foliage indicates what it has seen – beyond the drawing a hunter is taking aim at the walking tiger in the second drawing of the diptych, ‘Bang!’.
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'Shh, it's a Tiger!', Siberian Tiger Limited Edition Fine English China Coupe Plate

'Shh, it's a Tiger!', Siberian Tiger Limited Edition Fine English China Coupe Plate

Fine English bone china coupe plate designed by artist Jane Lee McCracken, featuring her intricate black Biro drawing ‘Shh it’s a Tiger! '. This is the first design of her ‘Siberian Tiger’ diptych and one of eight designs from her iconic print and china series ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia'. It highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent. Dedicated to the majestic Siberian Tiger of Ussuriland this Russian fantasy was inspired by images of Bengal Tigers bathing in forest pools, overlooked by the ruined palaces of Ranthambore. Amba, the Udege name for Siberian Tiger meaning ‘Guardian of the Forest’, is depicted sweeping across the pine trees through an antique dacha birdcage. A Red Army cavalry breaking through the forest heralds the historic circumstances that contributed to this tiger species’ decline. Jane's meticulous drawings take several months to research and make.

A unique statement piece to display or as part of an elegant fine dining set, each plate design is a limited edition of 200. This exquisite collection is beautifully hand made to order in Stoke-on-Trent by prestigious ceramic designers and manufacturers The New English.


AVAILABLE TO ORDER ONLINE FROM:

THE NEW ENGLISH
WOLF & BADGER





COMPLETE SYNOPSIS

‘Shh, it’s a Tiger!’ is a fantastical piece set in Russia’s Ussirland, home to both the Udege people and the Siberian or Amur tiger. The drawing was generated by the iconic imagery of Royal Bengal tigers bathing in the forest pools of India’s, Ranthambore National Park. Albrecht Dürer’s watercolour ‘Landscape with a Woodland Pool’ 1496, a photograph of a lake in Ussuriland and Ivan Shishkin’s painting ‘The Forest of Countess Mordvinova’ 1891, provided inspiration for the drawing layers of the forest backdrop. At the edge of a lake where a tiger has come to bathe, sits an antique Russian dacha birdcage belonging to Jane. Inside the cage a reclining Siberian tiger not only symbolises Bengal tigers shading in the ruined palaces of Ranthambore, but also highlights the escalating numbers of tigers in captivity, whilst fewer than 3,500 individuals remain in the wild. A giant Siberian tiger sweeps through the trees, illustrating ‘Amba’, the Udege name for ‘tiger’ meaning ‘Guardian of the Forest’. A Red Army cavalry breaks through the trees, signifying both Red and White Armies who, while based in Vladivostok during the Russian Revolution, almost hunted this tiger subspecies to extinction. To the right of the cavalry, a ghostly tiger and an Udege woman walk side by side. Inspired by Jane’s photographs of a recording of the film 'Amba the Russian Tiger', Gordon Buchanan 2008, the couple proclaim not only the fragility of the wild tiger population but the dwindling population of the Udege. The tranquillity of the forest is suddenly shattered and the wading tiger looks outside the drawing towards the cause of the disturbance. A sniper rifle hidden in the foliage indicates what it has seen – beyond the drawing a hunter is taking aim at the walking tiger in the second drawing of the diptych, ‘Bang!’.
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