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Ravishes of Colour 65/9 Vase

Limited Edition

Captivated by an 1860 William Morris pattern, simply called Poppy, Emma considered the artwork’s fluidity and colour hues to be utterly mesmerising. The Moorcroft designer commented that she found “the drawings far more interesting than the finished pieces of fabric or wallpaper created from it. We are so lucky that these pieces of artistry still exist.” Notwithstanding the fact that Morris had been a pioneer in silk dyeing and prints of silk, from his association with Thomas Wardle in Leek, Staffordshire, Emma felt that Moorcroft’s painters would be able to perfectly achieve a blend of peach-coloured poppies, calamine-pink and ruby ragged petals as well as cobalt cornflower blues poppies, to create Ravishes of Colour.

As she angled her pencil deftly around the shape, just as Morris had done a century before in one dimensional form, to create a living wreath of blue, cabbage-yellow and vibrant green foliage to cushion her poppies, the consummate skills of the Arts & Crafts Movement were reborn in a different idiom. In truth, it was always Morris’s dream for craftsmen and women to share their skills across the Applied Arts.

Ex Tax: £829.17
  • Designer: Emma Bossons
  • Dimensions: H 22.50 x W 16.00 x D 16.00 cm
  • Availability: Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery


  • Product Width16.00cm
  • Product Height22.50cm
  • Product Depth16.00cm
  • Shape:65/9
  • Designer:Emma Bossons
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:15
  • Design Window (Style):Broad Florals / Geometric & Stylised

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