Moorcroft Crabwise 03/7

Moorcroft Crabwise 03/7

  • $881.00
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Designer: Emma Bossons FRSA
Height: 7"
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The humble crab, that most familiar of all crustaceans, has passed into our everyday language a word which describes the way it walks – crabwise. Despite two pairs of antennae, crabs walk sideways, and whenever any other animal, great or small, does the same, it too is said to be walking crabwise. Here the crabs are motionless with their claws wide open. Somewhere, there is perhaps a fight in the offing or even a meal, but all that we have on view is a bewildered starfish, blue sea and the pure white crests of ocean waves.
A second, closer look, at the 03/7 vase (height 7”/17.5cm) shows us that the world of the crab is not a calm place and there can only be a few who have failed to notice the storms of the past year. Crabwise does not show us the calm of a child’s rockpool adjacent to a sandy beach but rather the anger of the sea. It is a design of drama and not a reflection of childhood memories. All of this makes the limited edition of [ ] pieces in Crabwise even more desirable.
Last time a crab featured in a Moorcroft design, there was virtual stampede to secure a piece from a tight limited edition released internationally. Throughout this autumn, as production at Moorcroft will continue to be at full stretch, it has necessitated a very small edition tag on Crabwise. Limited to just 50 pieces, a rapid call to a favourite retailer is an absolute necessity – a moment to move forward with purpose and not crabwise.