Modernist ‘Wisteria’ Tea & Cake Set
Thomas Forester & Sons, circa 1935
H 2.75″/7cm (cup); W 9″/23cm (cake plate); D 0.5″/2cm
Hanging Wisteria and tall slender Delphiniums were among the favourite plants in the 1930s cottage garden.This was an image that offered reassurance when war threatened again in Europe. The linear shape of their blooms worked well on geometric and modernist inspired pieces.