What The Dickens?
Of course The VQ would never usually promote pickpocketing in any way, but on this occasion have made an exception. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, Moorcroft at James Macintyre & Co have launched a strictly limited vase The Pickpockets.
Designed by Kerry Goodwin, only 75 of the vases have been produced, depicting a familiar Dickensian scene straight from Oliver Twist, one of Charles Dickens’ most famous novels.
The creation shows the Artful Dodger teaching a young Oliver Twist to pickpocket the well-to-do folk of London town, their intention being to steal silk handkerchiefs. The scene shows a policeman who is giving chase to young Oliver. The notorious Bill Sykes can also be seen, with his dog, Bullseye. In the background of the vase old timber framed buildings loom over the streets of old London town, with shop windows brightly lit and passers by browsing the merchandise on offer.
Moorcroft Art Pottery, who has its own shop in the Victoria Quarter, attended a reception this month at Mansion House, home to the 684th Lord Mayor of the City Of London, David Wootton. In his speech, he praised the creativity of the Moorcroft designers. David Wootton, also Chairman of the Trustees of 48 Doughty Street, Charles Dickens' London residence, and where he wrote Oliver Twist, delighted in the Moorcroft design The Pickpockets by Kerry Goodwin. Nearly two-hundred Moorcroft Collectors and some enthusiastic magazine editors attended the drinks reception at the Gothic home to David Wootton for his term in office, and viewed Moorcroft designs past, present and future. These pieces of art pottery were, unlike the ghosts from A Christmas Carol, most welcome!
Designer: Kerry Goodwin
Limited Edition: 75
In store now at The VQ.
You’ve got to pick a ‘The Pickpockets’ or two from…………
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