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Seconds Met In Love 77/11 Vase


In c.1897, James Herbert McNair drew a pencil sketch called ‘Sacred Dove and Lowly Bird, Met in Love by Holy Word’ depicting Mary cradling the Infant. In 2003, the sketch was sold through Sotheby’s, though another example remains in the Huntarian Art Gallery in Glasgow.

With only this pencil sketch to inspire Emma, the colour for her design comes straight from her imagination. Mary is the personification of an Art Nouveau lady with dark flowing hair and delicate features. Above and below her, a series of blue birds soar towards the rim of the vase while the main focus is the baby Infant himself, gently cradled by his mother in the central band of the design. Met in Love is the inaugural design on the unusual 77/11 shape. Emma’s colour palette is softened by the use of celadon clay which gives the design a feeling of calm and peace and brings McNair’s original design to life this Christmastime.

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: £1,195.00
Ex Tax: £647.29
  • Designer: Emma Bossons
  • Dimensions: H 27.00 x W 14.00 x D 14.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width14.00cm
  • Product Height27.00cm
  • Product Depth14.00cm
  • Shape:77/11
  • Designer:Emma Bossons
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:10
  • Design Window (Style):People / Structured

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