Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Plate Flora Danica "Spartium Scoparium L." Danish, 20th C.

Regular price $1,450

Spartium Scoparium, nomina dubia of the flowering plant classified as Cytisus scoparius, commonly  known as Scotch Broom.

When Broom bore many flowers, it was considered a sign of plenty.  However a traditional rhyme from Sussex warns:

"Sweep the house with blossomed broom in May

sweep the head of the household away." 

Broom was also used as a decorative bundle at weddings in place of rosemary when that was scarce, and its strong smell was said to be able to tame wild horses and dogs.

Pattern 3549. Measures 10" in diameter

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