Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2EU, UK
This essay focuses on the Victorian Orientalist perspective. And cross-culture is shown by Victorian decanters. Victoria Orientalism shows the influence of Orientalist tropes and ideas. Firstly, this article expands the interaction between Chinese Export Ceramics in traditional function and the cultural connotation of Chinese ceramics. And then it overviews the designer William Burges and his ceramics (Chinoiserie) as a representation of his collection aesthetic. An alternative way of looking at the objects that values usual hybrid forms and that focuses on fused cultures is proposed.
Orientalism, Victoria, Decanter, Cross-cultural
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