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Seconds The General 393/12 Vase

Numbered Edition

Like any dictator of a place or country, General Woundwort is a cruel rabbit who is the Chief Rabbit of Efrafa through violent accession. He grasped leadership over his warren by killing the past Chief Rabbit and all other rivals within the rabbit warren, Efrafa, who did not submit to his control. General Woundwort has lost the truth of who he was meant to be. In arrogance, he believes he can take on all his enemies under Firth in his own strength and refuses to listen to sense. He has lost sight of who he was created to be. Whilst he is a scary, haunting character, depicted in the series and within this limited edition with one bulging clear-blue eye, like a monocled army general, menaced with a hunger for violence, we remind you that pride comes before a fall. Cleverly, Moorcroft designer, Kerry Goodwin ensures that this creature is kept in the trenches, far from the rolling Downs and trees that pass like autumnal clouds above. Whilst he stands in a threatening pose, glaring with ferocity and holding terrifying maimed jowls, we know the end of the story. Brave Bigwig's finest hour allows him to take on the General by surprise and through Hazel's ingenuity, unleashing the Nuthanger Farm watchdog, the Generals fate is sealed. As the General’s fellow Efrafans flee in terror, Woundwort, despite being greatly wounded in his battle with Bigwig, arrogantly leaps at the dog without a thought or prayer. His body is never found. Some say he has been seen somewhere…

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: £1,130.00
Ex Tax: £376.67
  • Dimensions: H 30.00 x W 18.00 x D 18.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width18.00cm
  • Product Height30.00cm
  • Product Depth18.00cm
  • Shape:393/12
  • Designer:Emma Bossons FRSA & Kerry Goodwin
  • Edition:Numbered
  • Collection:Watership Down Collection
  • Design Window (Style):Animals

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