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I discovered what it was about the porcelain basket that caught my attention the first time I saw it by chance at 1stdibs — it’s the resemblance to a creamer (?) in Pierre Bonnard’s 1930 painting Dining Room overlooking the Garden which I saw years ago when it was exhibited at the Phillips Collection.  I had made a drawing of the creamer (or white ceramic something-or-other) in front of the actual painting.

after Bonnard white jug

When I happened upon my own drawing again, comparing it with the basket drawing above, the resemblance became obvious.

Things grab you for a reason.

 

Here’s links to Bonnard’s painting and a link to the 1stdibs basket:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/archived/weekendplanet/pierre-bonnard3a-27dining-room-overlooking-the-garden-28the-/4769384

 

https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/figurative-sculptures/decorative-basket-bow-porcelain-factory-circa-1760/id-f_9878641/?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=criteo&utm_campaign=display_us-pdp-criteo-non-exclusive&utm_content=d