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Viola Tricolor 393/5 Vase

Limited Edition

Flaunting a multitude of colours, a trio of pansies, found on a watercolour (20 x 18 cm) from botanical artist Caroline Maria Applebee, caught the eye of Moorcroft designer, Nicola Slaney, within the RHS Lindley Collections. The upward facing blooms fanned: deep-purple with morphing streaks of cotton-white centres holding dark central veins captured against the deep purple petals on the reverse of the bloom; mustard-yellow pansies holding tiger-eyed central stripes of maroon against dark-maroon under-petals, faintly blotched yellow towards the stem; and cotton-white blooms with dark central veins, edged deep-purple on the white-underside of the petals.

And so it is with Viola tricolor. Celebrating the highly floriferous nature of the plant, pansies rise up on their stems from the base of the vase, ringing the circumference to upper ridge, as if they were multiple pirouettes in a spectacular ballet series of Applebee’s varieties, but this time, not only holding the clever contrast of displaying the colourful undersides of the pansies, but also in bloom and en point Tiptoe – in bud.

Ex Tax: £395.83
  • Designer: Nicola Slaney
  • Dimensions: H 12.50 x W 8.50 x D 8.50 cm
  • Availability: Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery


  • Product Width8.50cm
  • Product Height12.50cm
  • Product Depth8.50cm
  • Shape:393/5
  • Designer:Nicola Slaney
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:30
  • Design Window (Style):Broad Florals

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