The Sunflower has inspired artists for centuries. Van Gogh, of course, painted several versions of his iconic Sunflowers; for the Dutch artist, yellow was the colour of happiness, and he celebrated one of the all too rare periods of optimism and joy in his life with his exuberant evocation of their ragged beauty. The Sunflower also represents loyalty and devotion, as it faithfully follows the sun across the sky, or even stands as a symbol for the brightness of the sun itself. But to most people it is simply the sheer delight of the bright yellow flowers that lifts their spirits and brings a smile to their lips.
Bronte Porcelain’s artists bring a contemporary style to their depiction of this most joyful of flowers, with two bright sunflower heads set against the flawless beauty of the fine bone china Elmley Bowl. At 360mm (14 inches) in diameter, the bowl has a tremendous presence and would make a tremendous centrepiece for any setting. Cast in fine bone china, its smooth, curved surface presents a wonderful canvas for the artist’s skill, capturing the vivacious beauty and movement of the sunflowers in bright ceramic colours that, unlike the sunflowers themselves, will never fade.
There is a wonderful simplicity, elegance and freedom to this design, combined with the quality of the finest bone china. The bowl comes in a hand-made, silk-lined presentation box and can also be hand-inscribed with a personal message of your choice if you so desire.
Bowl Height: 145mm
Bowl Diameter: 360mm