Category Archives: Highlights

Lovesick Pierrot

Pierrot is a stock character of the Commedia dell’Arte who became well known for his improvised performances as the Italian comedy spread across Europe in the 17th century. He is generally portrayed as a sad clown, pining for the love … Continue reading
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Richard Garbe (1876-1957)

The solar eclipse on August 21st had us casting around the WMODA collection for astronomical connections. This striking Royal Doulton flask in the Art Deco Gallery depicts Endymion, who was the first person to observe the movements of the moon, … Continue reading
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A Tale of Two Vases

by Louise Irvine The world’s largest Doulton vase is on display at WMODA. It stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and was commissioned by the Gaekwar of Baroda, an Indian prince who was the sixth richest man in the world … Continue reading
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A Visit to Ardmore

The highlight of my travels to South Africa is always a visit to Ardmore Ceramic Art in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Although I have been there many times, I never cease to be enthralled by the wit and ingenuity of Fée … Continue reading
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Chihuly Chandeliers

The centerpiece of the Chihuly exhibition and WMODA fund-raising event in the Hamptons on August 20th is this spectacular Turquoise Frost chandelier which hung originally at Lismore Castle in Ireland. Chihuly fully developed his Chandeliers concept in 1995 when he … Continue reading
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