Tag Archives: Oval Platter

Pomona Trial Dishes

I came across several Pomona dishes that never made it to production. One is a small 11 inch oval plate with the Biggeraux Cherry and the Ingestrie Pippin :

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It has a small greyish oval backstamp.
Regular plates have one motif, such as here the Red Currant:

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A larger 15 inch platter has the Roman Apricot. Here it is the shape, or rather the rim of the dish that is unusual:

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The backstamp clearly states it is a sample:

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Another 15 inch platter has the regular shape, but it features four smaller motifs instead of one large one:

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It has the Wilmots Early Red, the Hoary Morning Apple, the Imperatrice Plum and the White Dutch Currants.

This platter has no backstamp at all, on the rim are the letters NF. Slightly mysterious, this wonderful platter.

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Portmeirionlore: Oval Platters in Botanic Garden

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In 1972 the original Botanic Garden range had six 13 inch oval plates and one 15 inch platter with the African Daisy:

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The motifs on the 13 inch platters were the same as on the first 8 inch salad plates: Woody Nightshade, Water Melon, Red Pepper, Night Flowering Cactus, Dog Rose and Eastern Hyacinth.

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Of two of these platters I also have an 11 inch version the Water melon and the Dog Rose:

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The Woody Nightshade has a version without the extra butterflies:

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There is another early 15 inch platter with a lovely double version of the Mexican Lily:

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The African Daisy platter later appeared in a version with more flowers, in brighter colours:

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There are also 11 inch oval plates, featuring the salad plate motifs:

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The motifs here are Treasure Flower, Dog Rose, Water Melon, Eastern Hyacinth and White Gum Cistus.

Another 11 inch oval plate features the Slender Columbine:

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Portmeirion  also produced 19 inch fish platters with spectacular motifs. The oldest was a combination of the Blue Passion Flower and the Dog Rose:

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Later the fish platter featured the Austrian Lily, which was only produced from 1990 to 1993:

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Aren’t they wonderful?

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