Chrysanthemums


It's autumn here and the colours are wonderful! After weeks of rain and greyness, suddenly everything has turned yellow, orange and red and we are rewarded with the beauty of autumn. My garden is full of dahlias and you can buy chrysanthemums everywhere. So today I am showing you some Wedgwood chrysanthemums!

This beautiful part dessert service was first designed in 1808 by Wedgwood, and it is a copy of an East Asian "Chinoiserie" design - actually the details look mostly Japanese. It became incredibly popular and Wedgwood re-issued it again later in the 19th Century. This set is compiled of items from both periods and they go together perfectly; the oval and leaf-shaped dishes and the three slightly larger plates are from the later period, and the three smaller plates from the early period around 1810.