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.