The majesty of the Red Deer Stag makes it a wonderful subject for artists, with Edwin Landseer’s The Monarch of the Glen perhaps the most famous painting of the species. The red deer is also of course one of the best-known game animals, and depictions of prized stags are often to be found alongside the antlers or even the heads of hunting trophies in the great estates of Scotland.
Whether you are a hunter or simply an admirer of natural beauty, however, Bronte’s Red Stag and Doe Vase is sure to appeal. Against an impressionistic highland landscape, mountainous and heather-tinged, a proud stag stands alongside a doe, calm and magnificent, his head adorned with a fine pair of multi-pointed antlers.
The tall, cylindrical Hanley Vase, at 225mm (10 inches) high, lends itself perfectly to a depiction of the height and power of the red deer stag. Cast in fine bone china and carefully glazed, the vase is then painted entirely by hand, using the finest brushes and the most delicate strokes to create the texture of the animals’ coats as well as the subtly realised background.
Once the decoration is completed, which requires several applications of colour and firings in the kiln, the finishing touch is the application of a band of 22 carat gold to the rim of the vase, and it’s also possible to add a personalised inscription to the base. The vase is supplied with a specially designed hand-made walnut plinth and comes in a silk-lined presentation box.
Vase Height: 255mm
Vase Height including Plinth: 295mm
Vase Diameter: 107mm
Plinth Diameter: 180mm
Painted by Tony Young