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Seconds The Ark 120/16 Vase

Limited Edition

The story of Noah’s Ark comes to life on a tall shouldered vase, utilizing only a Moorcroft blue pigment for a truly unique design that will stop anyone in their tracks. The legend of the unicorn, in particular, was something that captured Kerry’s imagination. The Unicorn Song (words and music by Shel Silverstein), perhaps made most famous by the Irish Rovers, was about how the mythical unicorns missed their place on Noah's Ark because they hid from Noah. An excerpt:

The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
And the waters came down and sort of floated them away
That's why you never see unicorns to this very day

While the rain lashes down and the flood plains fill, elephants, bears, camels, geese, tortoises, snakes, cows and lions make their way into the shelter of the ark. But Kerry’s unicorn does not. He prances and gallops and frolics in the rain, never to be seen again.

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: £895.00
Ex Tax: £485.00
  • Designer: Kerry Goodwin
  • Dimensions: H 42.50 x W 15.00 x D 15.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width15.00cm
  • Product Height42.50cm
  • Product Depth15.00cm
  • Shape:120/16
  • Designer:Kerry Goodwin
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:50
  • Collection:2019 Catalogue
  • Design Window (Style):Animals

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