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Seconds Bridge End Gardens 393/7 Vase

Limited Edition

A Quaker, named Francis Gibson, designed Bridge End Gardens in Saffron Walden as a series of interlocking ‘rooms’, each with its own unique vistas. Geometric swirls of box and closely clipped yew form a sunken parterre in the Dutch Garden with a classical pavilion above. The Wilderness is a shady grove, designed for wandering and reflection, as you consider your path through a whirling hedge maze, re-planted in 1984 with over a thousand young yews. In its centre is a viewing platform with views over the maze and the Essex countryside.

Yet it is an octagonal summerhouse, the perfect backdrop to a picnic, nestled beneath an old cedar on a traditional English summerhouse lawn, surrounded by leafy beds of herbaceous perennials, mature shrubs and trees, that captured the Moorcroft designer’s heart as she depicted it soaring into blazing colbalt blues with curves and linage leaving imprints of a maze. In so doing, Emma has created a design in the round with curious twists and turns, geometric forms in a never-ending swirl, to hold this English idyll under glaze.

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: £870.00
Ex Tax: £471.25
  • Designer: Emma Bossons
  • Dimensions: H 18.00 x W 11.00 x D 11.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width11.00cm
  • Product Height18.00cm
  • Product Depth11.00cm
  • Shape:393/7
  • Designer:Emma Bossons
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:15
  • Design Window (Style):Landscape / Architecture

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