Traditional scallop-shaped (Pompadour) whiteware with a rose spray at the center of the plate and sprays scattered on the rim, Johann Haviland Moss Rose is a wonderful pattern for spring that will brighten any Mother's Day table. Our special set includes 8 cups and saucers, 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 bread and butter plates, and 8 fruit/dessert bowls. Order your set now, in time for your Mother's Day celebration.
Even wonder about the remarkable popularity of roses in china patterns? While the rose is native to Asia, where the earliest china was produced, it was not often seen in early designs in China or Japan. The flower has a long history as a symbol – the Greeks identified the flower with their goddess of love, Aphrodite, as did the Romans with their goddess of love, Venus. But the rose came into broad popularity in the 19th century, when varieties of perpetual blooming roses were brought from Asia to Europe and England. The roses flourished, and thousands of new varieties were developed for selection in fragrance, shape, color, and size. This botanical development coalesced with advances in the production of tableware in England, where innovations had reduced the cost of making and decorating porcelain and bone china – once available only to those born into nobility or to rich mercantilists, china was now available to the rapidly growing English middle class. And for a manufacturer, eager to sell its wares, what could be a more popular flower to incorporate into a china pattern than the national flower of England?
Add this beautiful 48-piece set of Johann Haviland Moss Rose to your household today, or purchase it as a gift for someone just starting their household. They'll appreciate your thoughtfulness for years to come.