Green trend of the moment – Cabbage tableware

Newsflash: your dinner table is nothing unless there’s a cabbage on it. No, not the superfood variety – the porcelain sort. This is more of a revived trend rather than a new one, with some collectable pieces discovered via various auctioneers dating back to the 16th century and selling for what you’d describe as ‘investment’ prices. Spode and Wedgwood made English majolica cabbages that were particularly popular in the mid 19th century and there are now various modern recreations of the cabbage plates, jugs and tureens at more palatable prices. Shop our selection of cabbage tableware via the links below the images.

Cabbage Jug from Oka.

Selection of dishes from Bordallo Pinheiro.

Modern update – Lettuceware from Tory Burch.

Rare Cabbage Tureen from 1st Dibst.

Cabbage Head Pair of Trompe L’Oeil Faïence Terrines, 1st Dibs.

English Majolica plates by Wedgwood and Copeland from Christies.

Jill Macnair


Jill Macnair has worked as an interiors journalist for 13 years, contributing to titles including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She set up cult interiors blog My Friend’s House in 2009 with Ros Anderson and continues to run the forum daily.

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