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Jessie Tait – Whispering Grass – Midwinter

Midwinter Whispering Grass - Jessie Tait

What a charming design. This is “Whispering Grass”, by Jessie Tait for Midwinter in 1960.

It is a transfer printed design of the flowering whispering grass, hand coloured in lilac and yellow. As with all of Jessie Tait’s designs – beautifully drafted, detailed, and balanced – as well as sitting so well on the forms.

The hollow ware of all the series is in this very soft but vibrant lilac on the outside – a colour you rarely see on dinnerware. Whispering Grass seems to be quite a rare design, and hard to find now.

For the export market the lilac on the hollow ware was replaced with black instead – but I haven’t been able to locate any images of this variation.

 

Midwinter Whispering Grass - Jessie Tait

Midwinter Whispering Grass - Jessie Tait

Midwinter Whispering Grass - Jessie Tait

Midwinter Whispering Grass - Jessie Tait

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