A laurel wreath is a symbol of victory and honour. It is believed that the wreath dates back to ancient Greece & Rome, where members of Greco-Roman society would hand-make ring-shaped “wreaths” using bay leaves, small fruits & flowers.
The wreath symbolises the crown, whether it be for martial victory and a successful leader after his triumph or as the prize for an ancient Olympian. Some Universities still crown their graduates with a Laurel wreath as a sign of their achievements and ambition, hence the term ‘Laureate’.
This 10” Round basket reflects the complete ring which is the more modern shape for the Laurel wreath compared to the ancient horseshoe shape. Bay leaves are used as the base of the design, still popular today as a seasoning in cooking and found as small potted trees in gardens. The small ‘Valentine’ flowers are inspired from the Mountain Laurel found in California. Each flower is finely hand painted with tiny pink dots on a white ground, and the buds painted using mother of pearl.
Each piece of this 2019 limited edition is made to order. Please allow extra time for this piece to be made and shipped from Ireland (check your cart).
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