Moorcroft plaque, Nightjar

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Found in heathland, moorland and woodland with open clearings, the nightjar can be seen hawking for food at dusk and dawn. They have broad heads and very short bills, but wide mouths, helping them to catch moths in flight. They are exceptionally agile fliers, with long, tapered wings and long tails, but they have very short legs and can scarcely walk. Adept at capturing the characteristics of individual bird species, Vicky places mirrored nightjars in her design and again captures the essence of these almost amusing-looking birds. The couple stare, starry-eyed, at their prize, the Lunar Yellow Underwing- a declining species of moth which has now disappeared from many of its former haunts. At the top of this plaque, the moth, outstretched, boasts a wonderful lemon colouration with earthy brown eye-spots. The backdrop to this display indicates a clear morning sky, melting from pink to blue.

Designer: Vicky Lovatt
Shape: 6x6
Size: 6” square plaque

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About Moorcroft pottery

Moorcroft pottery are renowned for their craftsmanship and quality, as well as their beautiful depictions of British wildlife. Their pieces are numbered, limited editions and are highly collectable. We have worked in partnership with Moorcroft for over five years, and this season we have chosen a selection of our favourite pieces from their latest collections.

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This item is made to order and sent direct from Malcolm Appleby's workshop in Scotland. Please allow 5-6 weeks for delivery.

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