The second most old porcelain manufacture in Europe is from Austria, namely Augarten, after the park in Vienna, where the manufacture is located. One of the two most popular Augarten porcelain motifs is Viennese rose.At first it was made with rose trim, but now the trim is green.The biedermeier motif is simplistic and clean enough to be modern even today.I find its beauty in clear but illustrative painting of motif-Viennese rose. Its botanical name is Rosa Centifolia ,this is actually a hybrid dating from as early as 17-19-th century, which is interesting enough, as Augarten manufacture beginnings also date in 17-th century, although the Viennese rose motif itself dates from about 1923 and is produced by today. Mine Augarten Viennese rose is a gift I bought to myself as a souvenir in Austria.Having a cup of coffee from my Augarten and reading about Augarten last time I found the site about Habsburg history and here is a bit from it, just to put my cup of coffee and Viennese rose in context of my botanical garden:
Joseph II had the ancient Baroque garden altered entirely to suit the taste of the Viennese; additional avenues providing shade were laid out, benches were added affording the opportunity to rest, and even nightingales were introduced to provide an acoustic backdrop. The Viennese expressed their gratitude by rapidly turning the Augarten into one of Vienna’s ‘hot spots’ as it evolved into a major city. The Emperor responded with his usual sarcasm to complaints from the nobility, who felt the exclusivity of their domain to have been disrupted; if he wanted to remain amongst his own, then his only choice was the Imperial Crypt (Kaisergruft) in the Capuchin Church. Joseph pointedly had his private summer-house, the Josephsstöckl, erected in the middle of the park grounds.
|Rosa centifolia (from :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_centifolia):|
|Rosa centifolia foliacea|
|Species:||R. × centifolia|
|Rosa × centifolia