Seconds The Bempton Catch 80/6 Vase


Also known as sea parrots, these puffins circle the vase with their rotund features and comical gait. Yet there is something more. The curves of their pure-white eye-markings and lines on their beaks mimic the breath-taking linear structure of the soaring white chalk cliffs on which they perch.
Interestingly, a puffin has adaptations that enable it to bring lots of fish back to its chick in one go. Their tongues are rough to help them hold on to their slippery catch, while their beaks are cleverly hinged, allowing them to close parallel, keeping the fish in place. Moorcroft designer Emma Bossons draws the focus away from these curious sea parrots with the clever use of silver-coloured lustre on the fish to create The Bempton Catch.

What is a Moorcroft second? All our art pottery is closely inspected before it leaves the Moorcroft factory and the selection process is as rigorous as any in the world. As a result, not all pieces emerge unblemished in their quality assessment. The fault or faults may be in the finish of a piece, whether it be a tiny tubeline miss, an incorrectly painted petal, or a small glaze run. Seconds are not ‘red-dotted’, all of them are far too good for that, and each seconds piece has a charm and individuality of its own. Any fault is not structural and the piece can still be used for the purpose it was made. 

The 'Was' price shown is the Best Quality RRP of this design and shape.

A Gift Box is not supplied with this product



Was: £465.00
Ex Tax: £251.88
  • Designer: Emma Bossons
  • Dimensions: H 15.00 x W 8.00 x D 8.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width8.00cm
  • Product Height15.00cm
  • Product Depth8.00cm
  • Shape:80/6
  • Designer:Emma Bossons
  • Edition:Numbered
  • Design Window (Style):Birds & Feathers

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