In the 18th century it was considered bad form to use fresh flowers as table decorations. After all, they could wilt. This led to the presentation of fabulous, colourful bouquets primarily on plates, cups and terrines. With them, insects and butterflies also found their way onto porcelain, as shown by the royal “Cumberland” service with its many butterflies. The American designer Ted Muehling selected some of the most interesting insects and applied them to his collection of plates and trinket boxes as an eye-catching feature.
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  • Design

    early 20th century
  • Decor

    Ted Muehling, 2002
  • Detail

    Hand painted with insects, celadon, 8x8x7 cm
  • Dimensions

    9 x 8 x 7 cm

Designer · Ted Muehling

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