Tuesday, 15 January 2008

History - on a plate

The HB has been munching his breakfast toast off this plate for - yikes - more than fifty years.

Only recently has he realized that this humble piece of crockery is a bit of a collector's item.

The minimalist design is by Hugh Casson, famed as one of the key artist-designers of the 1951 Festival of Britain.

The Festival (largely forgotten, one suspects) was a milestone in the life of the nation, providing a massive boost of colour and creative energy after six drab years of post-war austerity.

The text on the base is equally 'of its time'....

1 comment:

Barrie said...

Sould we be subjects of a new type of psychological research: nature/nurture in appreciation of crockery?! Someone close to us had superb taste - in my humble opinion.