William Morris was a prolific poet, and his first books of poetry, The Defence of Guinevere (1858) and The Earthly Paradise (1868-70), enjoyed considerable popular success.
‘And all about were dotted leafy trees,
The elm for shade, the linden for the bees,
The noble oak, long ready for the steel
Which in that place it had no fear to feel;
The pomegranate, the apple, and the pear,
That fruit and flowers at once made shift to bear’
- The Earthly Paradise (1868-70)
Today, Emma recreates prolific fruit trees, laden with luscious pears. The Williams' bon chrétien pear, a commonly grown variety of pear in most countries, is also known as the Bartlett pear or the Williams pear, making it ideal for Emma’s design of an Arts and Crafts pear orchard.
Dimensions: H 41.50 x W 14.00 x D 14.00 cm