Vintage Flora serving dish, 1980s

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"So elegant a ziggurat
Who’d deny finesse like that?
A triumvirate of style and grace
So good in fact, I rest my case."

Vintage Flora serving dish, 1980s

Originally released in the early 1980s, this porcelain serving dish, by Bernardaud Limoges for Gucci, is decorated with the Flora motif by Vittorio Accornero de Testa. Embossed in blue the trademark 'Bernardaud Limoges France,' the Gucci logo in script and V.Accornero are all displayed on different parts of the plate. This serving plate was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned by the in-house atelier. It has been given the number 100 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

This porcelain serving dish speaks to the collaboration between different brands that has extended throughout Gucci's history and transcends the utilitarian design to a true piece of art.

The Flora motif, a delicate and whimsical composition of flowers, fruits and insects, was created for Gucci in 1966 by artist and set designer Vittorio Accornero. The print was repurposed in the 1980s for a collection of homeware pieces. Here, the design decorates Bernardaud Limoges porcelain, a luxury fashion house born in 1863 in Limoges, France, that continues to hold its traditional values of excellence while still creating innovative and modern designs.

As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than an ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Details

Product code: 678655 ZAIAH 9230

Ivory porcelain with Flora motif
Originally Released: early 1980s
Due to the age of these items, and to preserve their beauty, this serving dish is not intended for use with food or drink.
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.