Those who love botanical art have been known to acquire the odd piece (or dinner service!) of porcelain which includes botanical art.
I've just discovered that the Royal Collection Trust - that's the shop window for the British Monarchy - has developed a suite of porcelain bearing individual botanical designs.
It's called Chelsea Porcelain
A beautiful design incorporating all manner of colourful and intricate decorations including flowers, vegetables, insects, fruits, and berries. The pieces in this service are closely derived from the large collection of botanical porcelain acquired over a long period, beginning in 1947, by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Those who are interested in owning a piece can order it from the Royal Collection Trust Online Shop. It's not cheap but everything I've ever bought from the Royal Collection has been extremely well made and I'm sure this will be too.
The collection also complements the current exhibition in the Queens Gallery - Painted Paradise: the Art of the Garden (until October 11th 2015).
Bringing together paintings, botanical studies, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts, the exhibition explores the changing character of the garden from the 16th to the early 20th century. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants.
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