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Chameleon’s Dish

‘Excellent, i’faith, of the chameleon’s dish.  I eat the air, promise-crammed.’

One of a series of pieces entitled ‘Shakespeare’s Animals’.

Inspired by this line from Hamlet. In Shakespeare’s time, the chameleon was believed to live on air, perhaps because its tongue moves almost too fast to be seen when catching prey. This one is aiming at something more than air, but rest assured - no butterflies were harmed in the making of this bowl.

Double cased crystal bowl, blown by Neil Wilkin, drill engraved by Amanda Lawrence.

21 x 21 x 8 cm