A Portmeirion Harvest Blue 8.5 Inch Dessert Plate, Designed By Angharad Menna.
A dessert plate from the retired Harvest Blue design. This design was discontinued many years ago.
This plate is a slight second as shown by the scratched through backstamp. The backstamp is the later 1999 Portmeirion version. Please see the photographs.
8.5 in (21.5 cm) diam
In 1995 Harvest Blue was launched by Portmeirion with the knowledge of how popular blue and white pottery had previously been, using their own twist on a traditional delph-like motif. Harvest Blue was actually designed by Susan's daughter Angharad Menna, drawing inspiration from 18th century Dutch still life paintings. The range used the Romantic shape with monochrome blue motifs, breaking away from the colourful flowers and fruit of Botanic Garden and Pomona, producing a clean, refreshing and still practical collection. Despite the popularity amongst faithful collectors, sales proved too slow to fulfil the current business model and therefore the range was withdrawn in 1999. Harvest Blue is a very modern take on the old fashioned blue and white ceramics and it's popularity may well make a resurgence!