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.
You can see beautiful orange chrysanthemum flowers in the design, as well as cobalt blue and red acanthus. It's all on a "fish roe" ground, very much like the French "Oeil de Perdrix" detail I wrote about recently. And to offset the beautiful red colour there are the freshly coloured green leaves, which have been shaded very nicely in a rather autumnal way. The central detail seems to draw in your eye - and if you look at it long enough you will feel a little dizzy 😵😵
Pearlware is a very light, beautiful earthenware and as it is much softer than porcelain it often is very crazed and chipped. But this service is in sublime condition, which is really rare - there's even hardly any crazing!
Of course this service would be spectacular for your Thanksgiving dinner... and yes there is still time to ship! You can find this beautiful service here in my shop, and if you want to see all my dinner and dessert services please find them here. If you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story every single day.
Happy weekend, and this weekend, go see the autumnal colours! 🍁🍂🍄
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