Monday, December 21, 2015

Puzzling Evidence - You Can Call Me Al

Low sunlight streaming through a window this morning spotlighted my favorite Cloisonne Couple, Betty & Al, two Deco-era Chinese cloisonne pieces.

Al has an old scar on his shoulder, so sports a 1930s cloisonne brooch as a rakish bandolier.  I like the way the 3 goofy dragons complement Al's muscular shape.
Betty has a sort of Mae West look, don't you think?

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al

You Can Cal Me Al, by Paul Simon.