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Last Updated: Monday, 25 April, 2005, 15:39 GMT 16:39 UK
Second exhibit for crystal horse
Stella McCartney's artwork
The horse shape is made of more than 8,000 crystals
A unique work of art created by one of the country's leading fashion designers has returned to the North East.

Stella McCartney's "Lucky Spot" attracted thousands of visitors when it was displayed at Belsay Hall, Northumberland in 2004.

The artwork, in the shape of a leaping horse, is made up of more than 8,000 crystal spheres, which hang from the grand pillar hall of the mansion.

It will be on display to the public until 30 September.

Jeremy Reed, from English Heritage North East, which organised the exhibition, said: "Stella McCartney's crystal horse is a magnificent work of art and as such we are both delighted and honoured to welcome it back to Belsay for a second season.

"The unique chandelier attracted thousands of visitors during our Fashion at Belsay exhibition last year and we hope for a similar response following its return."

Stella McCartney said: "I loved the idea of creating something sharp with a modern edge in such a historic setting. The powerful energy of the horse design is balanced by the delicacy of the crystal rain."


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