Quails in Art!
Looks like we're not the only ones captivated by quails! The curators at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia chose this quail tea set as one of their favorite picks in the museum:
During the British Colonial period in India in the nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries, the two vastly different countries influenced one another's art. According to the VMFA, “Silver made for British-Colonial tables explores the interplay of European and Indian aesthetics, production, and patronage through objects that are at once approachable and exotic.”
Starting on June 30, the museum will be showing its exhibit entitled Indian Silver for the Raj in which Tea Service in the Shape of Quails and other silver pieces will have special prominence.