Taking its inspiration from this meticulous and colourful style of illustration the Worcester Herbs design depicts attractive cottage garden herbs, each labelled in the traditional way with both their Latin and common names. This Royal Worcester range includes tableware, oven-to-tableware and coordinated accessories.
Throughout the ages cottage garden herbs such as Thyme, Peppermint, Rosemary and Feverfew have been cultivated for their culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Over the centuries many botanical works have been published. During the seventeenth-century, specialist gardens were established at Universities across Europe for the cultivation and study of herbs and their remedies. Botanical drawings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries accurately recorded plant specimens and their classifications whilst published books such as Curtis's Botanical, Maund's Botanical Garden and Flora American helped provide rich sources of material for contemporary designers of porcelain decoration.
The selection of herbs that feature on these floral china plates are sure to bring some of natures beauty into any room. Whether you are an aspiring or accomplished bottanist, a collector of floral china or simply cannot resist these beautiful china sets, you will find years or even generations of enjoyment from these equisite pieces of china.
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