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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN APPROXIMATE SIZE AS EACH PIECE IS HANDMADE TO ORDER
WIDTH LENGTH HEIGHT 18 cm wide 30 cm long 4 cm tall
Marigold and Lettice: what we are & what we're not
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.
Our china is not fine and delicate, it is chunky and full of texture. It is handmade (and homemade) and has a very different look and feel to mass-produced pottery. It'll have thumb prints and markers marks but it is made with love and we hope it brings you joy for many years.
Please click here to ready more about Marigold and Lettice chunky china - what to expect and how to care for it!