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Our Forefathers Limited Edition Fine English Bone China Coupe Plate

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Fine English bone china coupe plate designed by artist Jane Lee McCracken, featuring her intricate black Biro drawing ‘Our Forefathers'. This is the first design of her ‘Amur Leopard’ diptych and one of eight designs from her iconic print and china series ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia'. It highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent. ‘Our Forefathers’ contemplates the origins and repercussions of man’s fascination with collecting natural exotica from early European exploration to the present day. This is symbolised by a representation of Rembrandt’s ‘The Windmill’ 1641, as the windmill becomes an exotic folly for three Amur leopards, one of the world’s most endangered species. Jane's meticulous drawings take several months to research and make. A unique statement piece to display or as part of an elegant fine dining set, each plate design is a limited edition of 200. This exquisite collection is beautifully hand made to order in Stoke-on-Trent by prestigious ceramic designers and manufacturers The New English.

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Jane Lee McCracken

Based in: United Kingdom

Artist Jane Lee McCracken constructs intricate multi-layered Biro drawings, and sculptures and installations incorporating her drawings, designs products and is Founder and CEO of Drawing for the Planet charity. Her art practice explores loss to both humans and animals generated by human destruction and is representational of life's beauty and brutal reality. Sumptuous prints are beautifully reproduced from her meticulous drawings which incorporate complex and symbolic drawing layers. Her exquisite fine English china collection of plates and mugs celebrate the beauty and highlight the plight of threatened Eurasian carnivores and are made in Stoke-on-Trent. Luxurious 100% organic cotton T-shirts featuring her art are digitally printed using eco-friendly ink, by artisan printmakers.

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