Bleeding Heart Yard Vessel II
Bleeding Heart Yard Vessel II by ceramicist Charlotte McLeish is a hand-pinched terracotta piece depicting a fabled character from London folklore. The story of how Bleeding Heart Yard in Hatton Gardens got its name is a rather grim one. The legend goes that Lady Elizabeth, a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, sold her soul to the devil in exchange for social and political success. On the night of a particularly lavish party the Devil grabbed Lady Elizabeth in full view of her guests, leaving her bleeding heart behind. This piece belongs to a collection of decorative works portraying scenes from stories and legends of old London. Charlotte has contemporised classical shapes and motifs by using modern ceramic techniques and her own playful storytelling.
Material: Terracotta, glazes and oxides
cm: Width 10.5cm, Depth 10.5cm, Height 16cm
inches: Width 4.1in, Depth 4.1in, Height 6.3in
Care Instructions: Clean with a dry or lightly damp cloth