At the time toffee apples bought from your local firework display can be enjoyable for your taste buds, nothing else will catch your eye if not a collection of vegetable and fruit ceramics.
The impressive-looking porcelain always seems baffled and bemused, though it’s currently showing something of a moment. Since the 18th century, when the concept was first engaged, vegetable-inspired tableware displayed then influenced the masses greatly.
Antique pieces fetch big sums, too. When Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon’s collection of vegetable ceramics dating back to the 18th century was successfully sold bySotheby’s in New York in 2014, its value was phenomenal. A couple of 1775 Chelsea asparagus tureens was sold for £76,000, while a trio of 19th century cabbage tureens was estimated at £4,700. It’s obvious that the appeal of the intriguing items is far from waning. However, how to present them once your hands are on a part of the produce-inspired operation?
A sideboard that is found in your dining room is the ideal place to group items of your new collection together — understated, contemporary furniture pieces offset the unmistakable view of the ceramics. More extricate pieces like pineapple-shaped jugs contribute to the interest of the display.
Use open shelves to show your collection of statement vases and plates. The textile that follows the identical theme pulls the look together. Bright and colorful vegetable and fruit designs look incredible against a natural background, thus, it would be better to paint the walls in earthy colors to add a real impact.
Work on a smart, neat look by displaying a collection of plates above the fireplace and framing them with a paper border. If the plates are too valuable to hang, dispel a worry and place them on wooden plate stands on a shelf.