Quality metal key ring with resin surface with detail from The Wassail design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Keyring measures 4 cm in diameter and is packaged with a card display in a clear bag.
The gesso wall frieize The Wassail was made in 1900 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the Ladies Luncheon Room at Miss Cranston's Ingram Street Tea Rooms in Glasgow, Scotland. The gesso was painted on loose woven hessian fabric over a wooden frame that was embellished with string, pens, beads and tin leaf. The frieize was made in three sections and hung in the tea rooms next to its companion piece 'The May Queen' which was made by Margaret Macdonald, Mackintosh's wife. The freize depicts wassailing, a pagan fertility ceremony to ensure a good crop.
Mackintosh was arguably Scotland’s most famous architect and designer. He designed The Hill House, Helensburgh, completed in 1904, for publisher Walter Blackie. The pink rose design on this keyring forms part of a stencil pattern in the drawing room at Hill House.
We also sell a glasses case and note book with the Wassail design on the front cover.