The Wassail statue is Inspired by the decorative design of the Ingram Street Tearooms in Glasgow. The title The Wassail refers to a banquet traditionally held at Halloween following the end of the harvest season. Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colorist and artist. His artistic approach had much in common with European Symbolism. His works include historical interiors, drawings, and architecture. They emphasize a synergistic blend of Celtic and Japanese art. Together with his wife Margaret, Mackintosh designed two large plastered panels to decorate the famous Ingram Street Tea Rooms in Glasgow. It was an assignment from the light-hearted businesswoman Kate Cranson, whose Glasgow Tea Rooms became world famous for their advanced architecture and interior design.