Asparagus platter

Asparagus platter

One of my most cherished pieces of ‘vintage’ pottery (I say vintage because I don’t actually know how old it is but I’ve had it for at least 20 years so that makes it vintage in my book!) is an asparagus platter and while I would never copy anyone else’s work it has definitely influenced this chunky china version!


Available in pure white or full-on colour including a coloured edging (like the inspiration behind this platter) it is of course ideal for dishing up asparagus or indeed any vegetable; perfect as a fruit bowl; or just for display (again like my vintage one – it has pride of place on my shelves).


This is a really important piece in the M&L collection – don’t get me wrong, all the pieces I make are but there is something with this one - so to make it even more perfect for you there are a number of options to personalise it:


  • All white asparagus, white edge - £50
  • All white asparagus, coloured edge - £60
  • Coloured asparagus, white edge - £60
  • Coloured asparagus, coloured edge - £70


The coloured ones are all hand painted and the glazed effect is quite lovely - perfectly imperfect, but please remember that they aren't mass-produced, transfer painted, block coloured and identical - they are handmade and handpainted so each is unique and the glaze effects will be different because of that. You might see the edging thicker in places than in others and for sure the asparagus will be different each and every time but that only adds to its joy.


Worth remembering too though, that while they are very beautiful they are very useable too - as white or coloured - they all go in the dishwasher, oven etc.



I M P O R T A N T   I N F O R M A T I O N   O N   D E L I V E R Y   T I M I N G S


Getting your perfect piece to you is our priority but as each piece is made to order (we don't hold any pieces in stock), it takes at least three weeks to handmake, fire and glaze each piece of chunky china. That is just a guide though; while we aim for under, three weeks is the norm - it will be worth the wait so if it's four weeks+ please bear with us.


Please note that because each piece is unique the design will be different from the one in the picture – similar but unique.

  • Dimensions



    18 cm wide 30 cm long 4 cm tall


  • Marigold and Lettice pottery

    Marigold and Lettice pottery is made to be used, loved and enjoyed; it’s made using sturdy earthenware clay and a thick white glaze. This means it’s hard-wearing and every piece can safely go in the oven, dishwasher, microwave and even the freezer. 

    Each piece that is made by Marigold and Lettice is totally handmade and a one-off. So, if you see thumb prints in the clay or the glaze that may be thicker in some parts than others, it's because each piece is unique and is what gives our chunky china its specialness, and a different look and feel to mass-produced pottery.

    When you first get your chunky china piece you may hear a ‘ping’ - especially the first time the pottery meets with water.  If you do, please don’t worry, it's really quite normal and will stop as soon as the glaze/clay settles down together.  You may also notice that the bottom of every piece is left unglazed, and this may leave a slight residue on your shelves, but can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth.

    Like with all china, over time you may also notice signs of use in the glaze, but these are just signs of the china being well-loved. If this is the case, please be assured, the piece will still be perfectly fine to use.


Asparagus platter edging