A Portmeirion Rose And Passion Flower Large Oval Serving Dish.
A fabulous large oval serving dish in the rare Rose and Passion Flower design by Susan Williams-Ellis.
This is a very large serving dish from the oven to table range of Portmeirion pottery.
This truly is a wonderful centrepiece for any table. Please see photographs.
19.5 in (49.5 cm) x 9.75 in (25 cm)
Rose & Passion Flower
The Rose and Passion Flower motif was taken by Susan from a late eighteenth century watercolour and rendered in a more relaxed and softer look than her Botanic Garden designs. Produced from late 1977, early 1978, the design uses a pallette of blue, green and pink and the motif remains the same on all pieces. Susan combined the motif with a pretty, petal shaped design that looked like hand painted brushstrokes, similar to a bargeware design her daughter went on to use on the Welsh Dresser design. This border, used on flatware pieces was created in a pale blue colour to compliment the motif. Although this design was conceived as a giftware range, a month after going on sale it was decided that it should be produced on all the same items as Botanic Garden. It was, sadly, discontinued in 1983.