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Forget Me Not Motif - Mint In Box!

I am happy to present a mint Botanic Garden Christmas bell in its original box. A green satin ribbon (not easily seen in the photos) is attached to the bell that carries the Forget-Me-Not flower with small pink butterflies. This is the last Edition in the Botanic Garden Christmas Bell series. There is no year associated with the bell and no further bells were produced after this one.

It is mint and comes in its original Portmeirion box.

Portmeirion Botanic Garden Christmas Bell

A dark green satin ribbon, hard to see in the photos, is tied to the top for hanging.

The Forget-Me-Not flower is an original 1972 coffee cup motif and remains in production today. It was based on an illustration by William Clarke in Mrs. Hey's botany book,Moral of Flowers.

Portmeirion Botanic Garden 1999 Christmas Bell Front
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The Portmeirion Botanic Garden Christmas bell series started in 1992 with the Rhododendron flower and ended in 2000 with the Yellow Jasmine. A new bell was still made for a few more years in the 2000's but is no longer called a 'Christmas' bell and would be more appropriately called a 'Year' bell. The bell size and shape are the same, but the writing is a different color, the word 'Christmas' has been replaced by a saying.

This is the last bell in the series and has no year or saying.

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Size About 2-1/2" high and 2-1/4" across the bottom
Transfer Repeated around the bell and are perfect and bright
Ground Very white
Glaze No flaws or crazing
Chips/Cracks None
Stains None
Use Marks None. The ribbon is smooth with no kinks or frayed edges
Other Comments The Forget Me Not bell is seen less often than others. A nice addition to your BG collection!

The year 1998 was the last year satin lined presentation boxes were used for Christmas bells. A generic example of the new version of the box is shown below.

The box is in very nice condition with no rips or tears.

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This bell is marked inside with a small Portmeirion Logo ID Mark documenting that the material used to make the bell is china.

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The inside of the bell is marked with a 'Fine China' Portmeirion Logo ID used in the early to mid 2000's. Please click to button to the right to learn more about this ID mark.
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