when is a vegetable not a vegetable ?
when its a Chelsea cabbage !
(this one was bought in 1997 at the Pamela Harriman sale at Sotheby's New York).
Here a Staffordshire rabbit sits in a vegetable patch of Anne Gordon porcelain (don't the peas look deliciously real ?). Behind are Longton Hall leaf plates.
Anne, who was the Marchioness of Aberdeen, sadly died a few years ago. Mrs. Monro was her London dealer.
okay, which are the real ones here ?
|ice bucket in the servery|
bird's eye view of kitchen drawers
|leaf plates in the servery|
|tromp l'oeil mangoes from Pigott's Store|
More Anne Gordon vegetables, in the TV room - you can see lovely examples of her work in books written by the very clever Charlotte Moss.
THEY can't eat these eggs (but lots of people have tried to pick them up at breakfast!)
and here are the real ones, just picked for dinner tonight.
of course, all I get are biscuits, even though I love vegetables too !