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Seconds The May Queen 101/18 Vase

Numbered Edition

There can be no mistaking the style of The May Queen, with its elegant, feminine linework and a muted colour palette, all of which speaks volumes for the name Mackintosh, lauded across the world. The May Queen was originally a panel in the ladies’ luncheon room situate inside Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street tearooms in Glasgow. The original panel was created by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. No surprises here, doubly so because Nicola loves the subtle, warm colours that Margaret used. Her original panel was made to sit alongside its twin – an equally famous design called The Wassail, and as Nicola says, “You can look at The May Queen over and over again and still see new things”. It matters not how you study the images. The linework leads you on through stylised people, patterns, shapes and hieroglyphics and right into a place which is restful, beautiful and totally inspiring.


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.

Was: £3,975.00
Ex Tax: £1,987.50
  • Designer: Nicola Slaney
  • Dimensions: H 45.00 x W 21.00 x D 21.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width21.00cm
  • Product Height45.00cm
  • Product Depth21.00cm
  • Shape:101/18
  • Designer:Nicola Slaney
  • Edition:Numbered
  • Collection:2018 Catalogue
  • Design Window (Style):People / Geometric & Stylised

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