Northampton home in 1916, when his father bought it on his behalf for £250, plus £70 for an additional plot to increase the size of the garden. Bassett-Lowke set about transforming his home and for his new interiors he wanted something exceptional. In Charles Rennie Mackintosh he found the one British designer of the time who was compatible with his tastes and capable of delivering what he wanted and more.
The rooms of the early 19th century house were transformed, with bold, dramatic design statements but also delicate, minute details. The beautiful door frames and newel post of the stairs with plaster ‘seeds’ embedded in its spiral was a fantastical Mackintosh touch, offsetting the prevailing geometry of squares and triangles of the hall and lounge. It was these tiny details that Vicky was inspired by, choosing to highlight them on a candlestick and clock garniture set, that would not have looked out of place on the mantlepiece in the room, next to the bust of Bernard Shaw that graced the room in 1916.
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.
Please note this clock may be supplied with either a silver or brass clock movement.Was: £295.00
- Designer: Vicky Lovatt
- Dimensions: H 21.00 x W 16.00 x D 4.50 cm
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Width16.00cm
- Product Height21.00cm
- Product Depth4.50cm
- Designer:Vicky Lovatt
- Collection:Charles Rennie Macintosh Collection