Meadow Garden

Dates produced

1983-1988

Designer

Elizabeth Harris

Colourways

  • Bindweed (1986 only) (green base glass with pale blue and white spots)
  • Bluebell (1986-1988) (dark blue base glass with dark cobalt blue and white spots)
  • Buttercup (1983-1985) (pale yellow base glass with yellow and white spots)
  • Clover (1983-1985) (light green base glass with multicoloured spots)
  • Cornflower (1983-1985) (powder blue base glass with light blue spots)
  • Dog Rose (1983-1985, 1987-1988) (light pink base glass with red and light green spots)
  • Foxglove (1983-1985) (dark pink base glass with orangy and green spots)
  • Heather (1983-1985) (greenish base glass with purple spots)
  • Poppy (1983-1988) (white base glass with dark red, dark blue and green spots)
  • Primrose (1986-1988) (dark yellow base glass with light and dark blue spots)
  • Snowdrop (1986-1988) (light green base glass with large white spots)
  • Unknown (evidently Meadow Garden, but does not match other colourways)
  • Violet (1983-1988) (light purple base glass with lilac spots)

In 1984-1985, pieces received a light fuming with stannous chloride to produce a mild iridescence.

Be warned that the Meadow Garden colourways are difficult to identify. They varied a lot and the colourways were not always accurately described. We have tried our best here and gained expert opinion when possible, but there may be mistakes. It is possible to confuse some of the Meadow Garden colourways with Summer Fruits. Frilled, uneven rims are characteristic of oval vases of Meadow Garden and can help identify this design when there is some doubt.

Examples

Bindweed

Meadow Garden Bindweed flask perfume bottle and oval vase

Flask perfume bottle, 9.5 cm high with stopper, 6.1 cm wide and 3.5 cm deep. The oval vase measures 8.6 cm high x 7.1 cm wide x 4.6 cm deep. These have been confirmed by Ron Wheeler and Tim Harris. Ron described the colour as Sargasso Green. Image courtesy of Mike Collinson.


Buttercup

Meadow Garden Buttercup oval vase, 12.5 cm high

Oval vase, 12.5 cm high. It is not certain this identification is correct.


Clover

Meadow Garden Clover oval vase, 13 cm high

Oval vase, 13 cm high.


Cornflower

Meadow Garden Cornflower oval vase, 12.8 cm high

Oval vase, 12.8 cm high.


Foxglove

Meadow Garden Foxglove oval vase, 8.9 cm high, 7.0 cm wide

Oval vase, 8.9 cm high, 7.0 cm wide. Image courtesy of Mike Collinson.


Poppy

Meadow Garden Poppy oval vase, 13 cm high

Oval vase, 13 cm high.


Primrose

Meadow Garden Primrose vase

Primrose vase or a perfume bottle, but the inside neck has not been frosted. It measures 7.2 cm high x 7.2 cm wide x 4.0 cm deep. Image courtesy of Mike Collinson.


Snowdrop

Meadow Garden Snowdrop globe vase, 11.5 cm high, 10 cm diameter

Globe vase, 11.5 cm high, 10 cm diameter.

Meadow Garden Snowdrop oval vase, 12.8 cm high x 8.1 cm wide x 4.9 cm deep

Meadow Garden Snowdrop oval vase, 12.8 cm high x 8.1 cm wide x 4.9 cm deep. The colours apparently got much darker toward the end of the production run. The vase has also been fumed. Image courtesy of Mike Collinson.


Unknown Colourway

Meadow Garden oval vase in an unknown colourway, 13 cm high

Meadow Garden oval vase in an unknown colourway, but with some similarities to Poppy. It is 13.1 cm high, 8 cm wide and 5 cm deep. Image courtesy of Mike Collinson.

Meadow Garden oval vase in an unknown colourway, 13 cm high

Meadow Garden oval vase in an unknown colourway, about 13 cm high. Image courtesy of Mike Collinson.


Violet

Meadow Garden Violet oval vase, 13 cm high

Oval vase, 13 cm high.


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