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Seconds Angels With Trumpets 85/8 Vase


Herbert Percy Horne (1864-1916) was an English architect, art historian, antiquarian, designer, poet and typographer. In c.1884 he designed The Angel with the Trumpet furnishing fabric. As a block print it was the only one he created for the Century Guild, made by Simpson and Godlee a textile printing company.

Arts and Crafts textiles made use of figures as well as floral motifs, animals and birds. Horne’s original print, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, had a solitary angel holding aloft a long trumpet. Inspired by this design, Nicola’s angels appear as a pair facing each other, both blowing their golden trumpets. Behind their heads their two-tone halos shine. Their white tunics are simple and are adorned only with a vertical fine black band interspersed with green, white and red squares and rectangles. A classic stylised red rose adds a flash of colour as the trumpets herald in the Christmas season.

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: £535.00
Ex Tax: £289.79
  • Designer: Nicola Slaney
  • Dimensions: H 20.00 x W 11.00 x D 11.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width11.00cm
  • Product Height20.00cm
  • Product Depth11.00cm
  • Shape:85/8
  • Designer:Nicola Slaney
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:25
  • Design Window (Style):People / Structured

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