Edward Lear Vase to be Auctioned

A detail of the vase.

Here is the press release I received today:

A chance to own a unique piece of pottery – while helping children in need!

As part of its annual effort to help the BBC’s Children In Need Appeal, the Stoke on Trent (Staffordshire) craft pottery, Moorcroft, has created a one-off, unique vase – which it is auctioning this month.
The vase, created by Moorcroft designer Nicki Slaney, is on the theme of the famous children’s poem by Edward Lear, “The Owl and the Pussycat”.
Because no other copy of this vase does or will ever exist, the bidding is expected to go into the hundreds of pounds, as Moorcroft collectors all over the world join in the auction.
The design is recognisably Moorcroft – but with a little hint of tongue-in-check mischief too!
Nicki said: “It was a great pleasure to be involved in the making of this piece. Edward Lear’s poem has made children laugh for over a hundred years, so it was most suitable for a charity which supports troubled children everywhere”.
Bids are permitted right up to Children in Need day, which this year falls on November 19th.
To make a bid, have a look at the vase in detail, and to check the latest state of the bidding, log on to http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke and select the “Moorcroft” link.
(November 2004)
For more details…
Go direct to auction webpage

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