But I digress… this is about some china I bought this weekend from my friends at Halcyon House Antiques. It’s great-looking china, marked Wedgwood, as well as another mark. But that’s not what intrigued me. It’s the border of the plates. Look at the scalloped edges… are they concave or convex? As
your my eye travels around the edge of the plate, some of the scalloped edges look like they’re raised, and others look like they’re depressed. And then I look again, and it’s different. And of course, as you look around the edge of the plate, you realize that the pattern’s the same all over! It’s just that your eyes are playing tricks on you and you’re seeing it differently.
Which do you see? Concave or convex?