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Charles Rennie MACKINTOSH : Making the Glasgow Style

Picture of Moorcroft Kingsborough Gardens Vase

Moorcroft Kingsborough Gardens Vase



Product Description

  • Limited Edition: Numbered Edition
  • Dimensions: H 17.50 x W 12.50 x D 12.50 cm
  • Availability: Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery

Kingsborough Gardens

Designer: Emma Bossons FRSA

Mackintosh championed the Art Nouveau design movement, and the stylised rose became one of his design motifs that today he is synonymous with worldwide.  In 1901 ship owner Robert James Rowat acquired 14 Kingsborough Gardens in Glasgow and privately commissioned Mackintosh to design white-painted furniture for his drawing room.  In 1902 a pair of free-standing cabinets with door panels depicting Mackintosh ladies shrouded in white, each holding aloft a pink rose, were created.  A payment of £40 was made by Mrs Rowat on 10th May 1905 which may relate to this project. 


In honour of the home in which these Mackintosh roses bloomed, Emma has added a band of rich green leaves that add a new colour dimension to the original colour palette used by Mackintosh of pink and white.  A classic Moorcroft dark blue ground completes the design, enabling these Glasgow roses to flower for eternity.

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