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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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