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Butter dish with blue abstract and gold skull illustration
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Momento Mori Butter Dish


Disembodied skulls of gold float gently across the cosmos in this striking contemporary design.Popular in the seventeenth century, skulls and other motifs such as the hourglass and extinguished candles have been used in painting and sculpture as Memento Mori.

Its purpose is to remind us of our mortality and how life is fleeting and transient, not to scare us but to be grateful and to seize each day.

Real gold skulls and salvaged late 60s Stardust pattern are combined in balanced but random ways, so no two pieces are the same.

The Artist: Chris Chalkley Chris Chalkley's makers mark

Founder of PRSC, Chris studied Economics and Philosophy at Bristol University, drove buses, sold puppets and worked variously as a market trader, wholesaler, retailer and importer of china and glassware for over thirty years. Having worked as a wholesaler and retailer, Chris is well versed in traditional styles of ware. He tends to ignore all the rules and his pieces are known for their rough immediacy and challenging technique.

Product Specification

Material: English Fine Bone China 

Type: Butter Dish

Dimensions: H 6cm, W 11cm, L 15cm

Dishwasher Safe: It's up to you 

Microwave Safe: Yes, unless it has gold leaf or platinum lustre! 




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