'The Orphans', Brown Bears Limited Edition Fine English China Coupe Plate

'The Orphans', Brown Bears 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 ‘The Orphans’. This is the first design of her ‘Brown Bears’ 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. Inspired by Ivan Shishkin’s painting ‘Morning in a Pine Forest’, Jane created an ethereal forest setting for the 'The Orphans' playground. Eerie creatures are formed from the patterns in the pine branches and foliage. This evokes the precarious world in which the cubs inhabit without their mother’s protection. 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






FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SYMBOLISM
Ivan Shishkin’s painting ‘Morning in a Pine Forest’ 1889, is one of Russia’s most popular paintings depicting three bear cubs and their mother. In her drawing Jane has removed all traces of the mother from her representation of Shiskin's painting. Drawing a ‘Rorschach Inkblot Test’ of pine branches from the painting, a bear cub looks across at a faded mirror image of itself which indicates the legacy of orphans den hunting results in. The bear siblings play through the ghosts of previous orphans in the form of Shishkin’s painted bears. On the upper trunk is an image of Wojtek, the ‘Soldier Bear’, who was an orphaned Syrian Brown bear adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps in WWII. Is this their father gone to war? On the trunk is the regimental badge depicting Wojtek carrying artillery ammunition suggesting the innocence of animals and their forced wartime heroism.
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'The Orphans', Brown Bears Limited Edition Fine English China Coupe Plate

'The Orphans', Brown Bears 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 ‘The Orphans’. This is the first design of her ‘Brown Bears’ 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. Inspired by Ivan Shishkin’s painting ‘Morning in a Pine Forest’, Jane created an ethereal forest setting for the 'The Orphans' playground. Eerie creatures are formed from the patterns in the pine branches and foliage. This evokes the precarious world in which the cubs inhabit without their mother’s protection. 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






FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SYMBOLISM
Ivan Shishkin’s painting ‘Morning in a Pine Forest’ 1889, is one of Russia’s most popular paintings depicting three bear cubs and their mother. In her drawing Jane has removed all traces of the mother from her representation of Shiskin's painting. Drawing a ‘Rorschach Inkblot Test’ of pine branches from the painting, a bear cub looks across at a faded mirror image of itself which indicates the legacy of orphans den hunting results in. The bear siblings play through the ghosts of previous orphans in the form of Shishkin’s painted bears. On the upper trunk is an image of Wojtek, the ‘Soldier Bear’, who was an orphaned Syrian Brown bear adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps in WWII. Is this their father gone to war? On the trunk is the regimental badge depicting Wojtek carrying artillery ammunition suggesting the innocence of animals and their forced wartime heroism.
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