The rose is the quintessential flower of love, a timeless symbol of beauty that has been celebrated in poetry and song since the dawn of time. In creating Bronte’s Célina Rose bowl, our artists have been inspired by the similarly long tradition of hand-painted ceramic art, and in particular the proud heritage of flower studies on Worcestershire porcelain, which are admired and collected by connoisseurs around the world and are to be seen in many of our museums and country houses.
On the smooth fine bone china of the Elmley Bowl, 360mm (14 inches) in diameter and 115mm (4½ inches) deep, the artist creates the subtly shaded background against which the delicate yellow petals of the open roses are set, together with a rosebud and the plant’s foliage. It takes several applications of colour – and several firings in the kiln – to build up the depth and shading of the wonderfully lifelike image. Finally, the bowl is finished with the application of a band of 22 carat burnished gold to the rim and foot; you may also wish to add a hand-painted inscription to the base. Each bowl is supplied in a hand-made, silk-lined presentation box.
This exquisite bowl would make an eye-catching centrepiece for any table, and is a truly timeless example of ceramic art, traditional yet contemporary. Here at Bronte Porcelain we are proud to maintain and to breathe new life into the traditions of Worcestershire fine bone china by creating exquisite hand-crafted items like this beautiful bowl.
Bowl Height: 115mm
Bowl Diameter: 360mm