'Ghostly Wood' a Rare, Fairyland Lustre, Malfrey Pot and Cover, circa 1920 (shape no 2312), in rich colours heightened with gilt 32.5cm high, printed mark, incised shape number and painted pattern no Z4968
For this design, Daisy Makeig-Jones took inspiration from The Legends of Croquemitaine. In this French legend Mitaine, the goddaughter of Charlemagne, travels through the 'Land of Illusion' , described as a place of lost souls, demon trees and ghostly apparitions, to conquer the 'Fortress of Fear' . However, using artistic licence, Makeig-Jones also included other stories into her interpretation of the legend, for example The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland
Please see Bonham's sale 14068, 'Design 1860-1945 , Tuesday 16 May 2006, Lot 161 for a similar model in the same pattern.