A beautiful Moorcroft Swallows trial vase designed by Rachel Bishop. This was the trial vase (pre-production sample) produced in 1997 prior to release of a limited edition of 500 of these pieces. The vase has a 'cream' ground with pastel colours - if you reference the edition piece which was actually released, you will see that the colours are darker than those shown here. This is a very rare trial vase of one of Rachel Bishop's highly individual and intricate designs. Markings on the bottom can be seen in pic 3.