Cappuccino, tea or coffee? This sugar bowl, which is part of the Aboca Museum collection, will make every moment even sweeter...
Handmade in Italy, each piece is hand decorated with images taken from Pharmaceutish-Medicinische Botanik by Daniel Wagner (1800-1890) and from Hortus Amoenissimus by Franciscus de Geest (1638-1699).
The history of botany, with the popularisation of its most rare and precious aspects, has always been part of Aboca's vision.
The Pharmaceutisch-Medicinische Botanik was printed in Vienna between 1828 and 1829 and includes delicate lithographies by Ignaz Stenzel, one of the most renowned botanical illustrators of the XIX century.
Hortus Amoenissimus was painted by Franciscus de Geest at the end of the Seventeenth century. It contains more than two hundred illustrations of flowers and to this day it is surprising for the freshness of the colours and the grace of touch with which each species is portrayed. The copy of the original manuscript, held at the Rome National Central Library, was curated and published by Aboca Editions.
Five different patterns are available:
Squash (Cucurbita pepo), with yellow flowers (from Pharmaceutisch-Medicinische Botanik).
Solanum (Solanum dulcamara), with blue and orange flowers (from Pharmaceutisch-Medicinische Botanik)
Mallow (Malva hortensis), with pink flower (from Hortus Amoenissimus)
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), with red flowers (from Hortus Amoenissimus)
Aquilegia (Aquilegia), with violet flowers (from Hortus Amoenissimus)