Image of the Owl Plate, part of a dinner service designed by Christopher Dresser

Christopher Dresser Gallery

The Owl plate.      Can you see the Owl?

This beautiful plate was designed by Christopher Dresser for the Old Hall Earthenware Company in 1886.
A dinner service in the same design was owned by the Garner family and became the inspiration for the book and TV series written by Alan Garner in the 1960s. At first glance, the pattern looks made up of petals, flowers and leaves but on closer inspection, can you see the Owl?