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The Forest 769/8 Ginger Jar

Limited Edition
Ginger Jar

William Morris' used birds and animals in his early tapestries as a forebearer to his later carpet patterns. ‘The Forest’, uses a dense cover of trailing acanthus leaves, as seen in his first tapestry 'Acanthus and Vine', into which have been placed Philip Webb's five studies of animals and birds, including a sitting hare. The tapestry was woven by Morris & Co.'s three most senior weavers 'under the superintendence of Morris' according to the 1890 Arts and Crafts Exhibition catalogue. Bought by Aleco Ionides for 1 Holland Park, in London, it hung in his study together with an acanthus-leaf panel. Emma has a fond admiration for Morris’ work and she enjoys seeking out the small details to focus on. Adopting the slender form of Morris’ sitting hare, she casts the creatures into a fine pottery design for a Moorcroft ginger jar and Emma harnesses the incredible earthy tones of green and blue, synonymous with Morris designs.

Ex Tax: £804.17
  • Dimensions: H 20.50 x W 17.00 x D 17.00 cm
  • Availability: Sold Out, Please try an alternative Moorcroft stockist


  • Product Width17.00cm
  • Product Height20.50cm
  • Product Depth17.00cm
  • Shape:769/8
  • Designer:Emma Bossons FRSA
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:20
  • Collection:William Morris Collection 2019
  • Design Window (Style):Animals

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