• Red Rose & White Rose Coaster

Red Rose & White Rose Coaster

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A melamine drinks coaster with cork backing featuring The White Rose and the Red Rose gesso panel by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh which is displayed in the Mackintosh House.

This gesso panel formed part of an exhibition setting 'The Rose Boudoir' which the Mackintoshes exhibited at a major international exhibition in Turin in 1902. The panel is one of the finest surviving examples of Macdonald's work in gesso. The symbolic meaning of the subject is not clear, but the rose is generally accepted as a symbol of love and art in the Mackintoshes' work. Margaret Macdonald was one of the most outstanding women artists in Glasgow and arguably in the UK at the turn of the last century.

Made in Scotland.