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Rare Motif For Baking Or Serving Pies - Great Condition

I am pleased to offer a Botanic Garden Christmas Rose or Helleborus Niger pie baking dish. The same width as a dinner plate, but deeper, this dish features an original hard to find motif that was retired very early.

The dish is in excellent condition with shiny glaze and few, if any, signs of use! Please be sure to look below for more photos and a complete description.

Portmeirion Botanic Garden Pie Dish

It has an unglazed bottom and can be used to bake pies in the oven. This shape has been retired for some years now and is no longer in production.

Portmeirion Botanic Garden Pie Dish Side View
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The Christmas Rose flower was introduced in 1984 and retired recently in 2004. The lovely design was based on an image in an antique botany book Medical Botany, Volume I by John Stevenson and James Mors Churchill.

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Size 10-3/4" across the top, 8-1/2" from inner rim to inner rim, a little over 1-1/2" deep
Transfer Very bright and colorful with well defined crisp overglaze transfer.

To be completely accurate there is a stacking scratch over one of the leaves. Very minor and hard to see unless holding the dish 'just so' in a bright light.
Ground Very white
Glaze NO crazing or other glaze flaw seen
Chips/Cracks None
Stains None, even the bottom unglazed ring where it sits is very clean.
Use Marks None, except for one mark as mentioned above. Very minor and hard to see. Likely from another item stacked on top. There are no other scratches or signs of use at all.
Other Comments An excellent retired Christmas Rose pie baking dish!

The bottom is unglazed for cooking in the oven. It has a Crest ID mark on the bottom.

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The bottom is marked with a Crest ID. Please click the link to the right if you would like to learn more about Botanic Garden backstamps.
Backstamp Gallery

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