Mariposa Nocturna a Vase of 12 Species

Made in 2019 to be sold in Auction by Bonhams on 13th November 2019 at 13.00 GMT

Kitty Shepherd (British, born 1960)
Lot No. 150 – ‘Mariposa Nocturna’: A Large Slipware Vase, executed 2019
Depicting 12 species of butterflies and moths from around the world, the form of coil built red Staffordshire earthenware and decorated with applied slips with sgrafitto; on a background of pale duck-egg blue slip with a transparent gloss glaze finish inside and out

Callimorpha equitalis (Chinese tiger moth)
Mesosemia croesus (Croesus eye-mark butterfly)
Hestia lynceus (Tree-nymph butterfly)
Atmandia lidderdali (Bhutan glory, swallow tail butterfly)
Neochera mamorea (Moth)
Delias castaneus (Butterfly)
Arachnis dilecta (Moth)
Euplagia quadripunctaria (Jersey tiger moth)
Troides priamus (New Guinea birdwing butterfly)
Callicore lyca (butterfly)
Luropterix apollonia (Apollo metalmark butterfly)
Pharmacophagus antenor (Madagascar giant swallowtail butterfly)