Receiving my recent newsletter of the Wedgwood Society of Boston brought a smile to my face recently. Therein was a lovely photo of the Wedgwood Room at the Catherine Palace. I've seen many photos of it over the years, and none much better than this. When I inquired as to who had written the rather funny caption, I was told it "came from the Internet"...well so what's new? The photo in the newsletter is in black and white but Ron, the Editor, favored me with the original color version which is certainly stunning. Herewith the rather odd caption, doubtless written by someone smitten with the look of the room but not a Wedgwood or architecture scholar, which is OKAY, not everyone can be a scholar on the huge subject of Wedgwood and all its nuances.
“In Catherine Palace in Russia, there was a room designed by the guy behind Wedgwood Pottery, commissioned by the family who lived in the palace at the time. Imagining having such an amazing designer come and put his stamp on one of your many rooms in such an elaborate and unique way made me feel like a princess. I suppose you would have had afternoon tea in there or it would simply sit there as a statement or work of art. It was great, like a tea cup had spread itself all over the walls. Very nice decor.”
What do we think the Adam family would say to this review? I love finding inane, entertaining ditties on the Internet!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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