Probably not, as the graceful stem of a shaggy mum lends itself to so many styles, whereas a single pansy would not be near as impressive.
Nevertheless, this large deep tray with its scalloped edge and wrapped handles is very near the top of my favorites list.
A matching sandwich tray is not nearly as attractive but its all-over
crowded-together grouping of pansies is very attractive. Imagine a pitcher covered in a cluster like this. Wow! I know these aren't the only items made with the pansy motif. Who has another?
|Detail of motif|
Another beautiful pattern is that of a group of roses..tea roses, I suppose they should be called...the large roses we all love to receive on special days. These dies were skillfully cut to subtly change the lighting whenever the tray is shifted...so smooth plain surfaces in the motif anywhere.
|Rose motif on tray with wild rose designed handles|
|Rose motif on tray with chopped corners and|
|Bird of Paradise|
|Diamond shaped daisy motif|
If this group of photos makes it intact to a published post, I'll consider my self very lucky. I've been chasing photos back and forth , recopying those that disappeared , for over an hour. More motifs are waiting in the album and that's where they'll stay tonight. Today I got a message from a Rodney Kent collector wondering if there was a catalog any where. Is there? Also inquired if the Aluminist would be interested in sharing photos of her collection. That would be a real boon to all RK collectors, especially if we could finally match photos and item numbers. AND IF THIS CONTRARY BLOG SITE CAN BEHAVE LIKE IT HASN'T OVERINDULGED IN SOMETHING STRONGER THAN ICED TEA.