William De Morgan Iznik vase 49/13. Speechless piece. Limited edition of 50.
In this Moorcroft design, tulips, carnations, cornflowers, forget-me-nots, and other flowering plants seem to sway gently in a breeze, following the curved vase shape. The kaleidoscope of colors of 16th century Iznik pottery, where bold designs featured plant and flower-based patterns, weaves its way around the base of the vase. The colors change from coral pink and maroon carnation flowers to Persian-style pale-blue tulips and striking yellow cornflower daisies, by a network of foliage where repeat patterns appear to be an illusion and a garden erupts before your eyes. In contrast, the neck of the vase is circled by a chain of tulips pointing towards the rim of this baluster-shaped vase which is itself flagged with a symmetrical style triangular pattern.
- Designer: Nicola Slaney
- Dimensions: H 13" x W 7.5" x D 7.5"