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Seconds The Birth of Venus 965 Tray

Limited Edition

Vicky uses the imagery of a dove, spanning the width of this Moorcroft tray in majestic form over a stylised oyster shell, together with myrtle sprigs and blushed-pink roses to create a design honouring Venus. Rooted in key mythology themes, the duality of love and the divine feminine are revealed. Rose thorns symbolize the difficulty felt by lovers, while their petals represent their beauty and joy; myrtle and the trees attractiveness to bees and pollination, the divine feminine.

So there we have it. Venus, often depicted standing or emerging from a shell, to emphasize her connection to the feminine, the power of creation and fertility in famous paintings like Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, now enchants in symbols, colours and form underglaze.

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: £265.00
Ex Tax: £143.54
  • Designer: Vicky Lovatt
  • Dimensions: H 20.00 x W 6.50 x D 2.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width6.50cm
  • Product Height20.00cm
  • Product Depth2.00cm
  • Shape:965
  • Designer:Vicky Lovatt
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:20
  • Design Window (Style):Birds & Feathers

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