Author Topic: Australian Theme #2  (Read 9260 times)

Offline ahremck

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Australian Theme #2
« on: October 11, 2011, 05:59:08 AM »
This set of Grimwades Byzanta Bowls - the large plus 4 smaller were a must have (a) because I started to collect Byzanta at one stage, but (b) they gave me such a good laugh.  I can just imagine the decorator reading the dictionary definition of a kookaburra - "a large kingfisher" - then provceeding to paint the type of kingfisher he knew of at the time.

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=kookaburra&hl=en&biw=1547&bih=1076&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=eiRCECm8I4czDM:&imgrefurl=http://undara.com.au/about/media/&docid=j7o2JOjNXVMNAM&w=1024&h=685&ei=5cqTTommJMqgmQXu_oT0Bg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=782&vpy=550&dur=34&hovh=184&hovw=275&tx=160&ty=95&page=1&tbnh=156&tbnw=206&start=0&ndsp=40&ved=1t:429,r:20,s:0
is a typical Kookaburra of the Eastern Part of Australia - Western ones are a bit different

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=sacred+kingfisher+australia&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1547&bih=1076&tbm=isch&tbnid=mBuKnrkNs3gZ8M:&imgrefurl=http://ashdown4628.clients.cmdwebsites.com/blog/%3Fp%3D1812&docid=8DMGKDR_8mMxBM&w=620&h=414&ei=DcuTTsC-G8rWmAWcxcH1Bg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=543&vpy=347&dur=124&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=180&ty=91&page=1&tbnh=167&tbnw=214&start=0&ndsp=34&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0
is called a Sacred Kingfisher in Australia and is close to the design painted.


Missed by THAAAAAAT much  :24: :24: :24:

 

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