High quality ceramic mug from our Sublime Sea Dwellers collection.
The starfish. It is scarcely possible by any figure to express the starry wonder of these creatures. Capt. Augustus Odysseus. Sth PACIFIC.
The artwork is inspired by the original scientific illustrations of the period. The extraordinary forms are due to the fact that the artists would often work back in Europe from quick notes and sketches made by the crew or scientists on the voyages.
The banner on the design is evocative of those used on antique maps and natural history illustrations.
In the background are seashells based on a French engraving from the early 1700s.
The finer details:
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