Floral designs have appeared on ceramics from the earliest porcelain that was developed in the Far East many centuries ago, and the makers of European fine china have celebrated the beauty of flowers and plants ever since they discovered the secret of porcelain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In Worcestershire, too, there is a proud tradition of hand-painted flowers and fruits, with the leading producers creating astonishing decorative wares and extensive dinner and dessert services which are still to be seen in great houses and museums. The delicate beauty and wonderful colours of flowers have of course inspired artists since the dawn of time, presenting the eternal challenge of how to reproduce something that is so delicate, natural and often ephemeral as a permanent work of art.
The flower studies on Bronte Porcelain’s giftware collection are a wonderful demonstration of what can be achieved in ceramic art. On our extensive and varied range of items and shapes, all cast in the finest bone china, our painters create by hand the most delicate and detailed floral artistry. Using specialist ceramic colours, built up layer by layer, they convey every fine detail of their subject, while also capturing the living colour of the flower, be it vivid or muted, deeply hued or subtly shaded.
The collection includes trinket and jewellery boxes, vases, cups and saucers, coasters and trays, any one of which would make a treasured gift. We invite you to explore the range in more detail under the headings on this page.