Flower and plant designs have appeared on ceramic pieces for thousands of years, from the earliest china of the Far East to the great porcelain houses of Europe. There is a particularly proud tradition of hand-painted flora and fauna on Worcestershire porcelain, a tradition that we at Bronte Porcelain are proud to uphold. The principal shapes that are used in our floral homeware collection are the Hanley Vase, Elmley Bowl and Abberley Comport, each of which takes its name from an area of Worcestershire and its style from the county’s long ceramic heritage. The clean, classic lines of these designs provide the perfect canvas for our painters to create their masterpieces, all painted entirely by hand directly onto the china, often requiring several firings to complete, and in many cases finished with a hand-applied band of gold, silver or platinum around the rim.
While some of our designs take their inspiration from Worcestershire porcelain of the past, others have a more contemporary style, and there is something in our range to suit every taste. Any item can be personalised with a hand-painted inscription of your choice; or, for a truly unique piece, you may perhaps decide to commission an exclusive design of your own. For more information please see our commissions page here.
To browse through our floral homeware range, or to look specifically at either vases or bowls and platters, please follow the links above. And if you need any more information, or you would like to discuss a special commission, please don’t hesitate to contact us.