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Gosse Seahorse, Small

Use a piece like one of these seahorses to give bookcases, dressers and windowsills more character... Read more

A closer look at Gosse

Use a piece like one of these seahorses to give bookcases, dressers and windowsills more character. With the feel of a fossil, Gosse will add texture and vary the height in a collection – two essentials when you’re styling any surface – and create the feel of a home that’s been decorated over time.

Material & finish

It’s made in a mould from terracotta. Earthenware and terracotta are the same material. But ‘terracotta’ is used to describe an object not made on a potter’s wheel, like a sculpture. Or one that’s unglazed like a flower pot or roof tile. Whereas ‘earthenware’ describes something that is made on a wheel, or is glazed, or both – like tableware.

In the making

Gosse is made in a mould because it lets us easily create the intricate shape and details. It’s first sculpted by hand out of clay which, when dry, is cast in plaster. Once that’s dry, we pour a liquid mixture of the terracotta clay around the sides of the plaster mould and leave it to dry until it’s hard enough to take out and fire. Importantly, the finished piece is hollow, so it’s not impractically heavy.  

  • Width :10.50cm
  • Depth :14cm
  • Height :30.50cm
  • Made From :Terracotta
  • Finish :Distressed
  • Food safe :No
  • Watertight :No
  • Weight:0.70kg

Need to knows

Gosse isn’t frost-proof, so it’s best not to leave it outside.

Taking care

This just needs a quick weekly dust. Use a clean feather duster, or an e-cloth.

When it comes to smaller items, we don't hang around.

From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.

Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).

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No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset.  And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over. 

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