Royal Horticultural Society Flower of the Year Plate - October - Illustrated by Leslie Greenwood
The Royal Horticultural Society, founded in 1806, strives to enrich lives through plants, making the world a more green and beautiful place...
In 1978, this is what October looked like according to the Royal Horticultural Society of London. This beautiful bouquet illustrated by famed British botanical artist Leslie Greenwood was part of a series of twelve comprising the Society's Flowers of the Year plate collection. Made in England by Wedgwood Pottery featuring Franklin porcelain, these plates were a garden of delights in both execution and style.
Combining centuries of history, this plate series told stories of passion not only for plants but for plate-making making too. Wedgwood Pottery began operation in 1759. The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804. Leslie Greenwood (1907-1987) painted over 800 botanical illustrations over the course of his career with specimens collected from around the world. All that dedication, love, and devotion to time and talent is so evident in this stunning piece of art.
Originally intended for display, this series came boxed as a set of 12 complete with booklets about each plate and stands for in-home display. The rich colors and finely detailed design surely must have made quite an impressive indoor garden when they were all set out for display at once.
Somewhere along the time travels of life our October plate here, featuring mums, lilies, morning glories, bleeding hearts, and jonquils separated from its companions. In our opinion that makes this plate even more special, as we can totally appreciate it as a singular piece of art. Containing the shades pink, mustard, navy blue, silver, lime, grey, gold, burgundy, violet, sage, and avocado, this is how an indoor garden blooms year-round. Dynamic, fresh, and bright!
- Gold rim
- Large size
- Contains Leslie Greenwoods signature
- Stamped on back with the manufacturer's mark, plate collection name, and date
- Ultra-shiny glaze
In gorgeous condition. No chips, cracks, spots, or stains.
Measures 10.75" inches (diameter) and weighs 1.9lbs
Even though this plate was originally meant to sit on a display stand, we think it would look just as gorgeous hanging on a wall. Its shiny glaze reflects light offering a bit of bright to any spot where you could use a little flower or two.