The Tobacco Leaf Collection: Inspired by Color
The Tobacco Leaf Collection is inspired by the vibrant 20+ colors & hues on Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf Porcelain. The Tobacco Leaf Plate design is also included in the antique plate collection.
As Mottahedeh states on their site, this "extravagant design was originally made in China, probably for export to the Portuguese and Brazilian markets. A small phoenix bird perches on the leaves of the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant. Twenty-seven colors and 22k gold make up this pattern based on an original in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This pattern, one of the longest running patterns by Mottahedeh, continues its strong popularity today, showing that good design is timeless"
The iconic Nicotiana plant that sits at the center of any tobacco leaf design was also thought to be inspired not only by the tobacco leaf, but also by Indian textiles in the 17th/18th century which had damask patterns/features similar to the lobed leaves and hibiscus style flowers!
Over time this design & pattern has grown in popularity due to the colorful & intricate design. Did you know in 2018 the Rockefeller’s set of Tobacco leaf porcelain (circa 1775) sold for 1.152 million dollars!? So if you ever stumble upon a set for a steal, grab it!
Tobacco Leaf Ginger Jar Art Print
Tobacco Leaf Plate Art Print
The Tobacco Leaf Collection
Additional Tobacco Leaf Inspiration
- Tobacco Leaf In All Its Beauty https://www.mottahedeh.com/lifestyle/index/view/id/12/
- 5 Reasons to Consider Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf Pattern As Magical https://www.mottahedeh.com/blog/2016/11/23/5-reasons-to-consider-mottahedeh-tobacco-leaf-pattern-as-magical/