Flat Ware: Plates, table chargers, wall chargers, plaques Finish: This is generally slip decorated with under glaze coloration and then over glazed to give a matt to heavy gloss Some Wares were given a flambé treatment. Executed in the Eventide or Moonlit Blue pallet is much more desirable as is Flambé. The finish glaze was mostly a deep gloss or a semi matt or a salt glaze. Louis International Exhibition in 1904. Within a year he was in charge of the company's ornamental ware department and, by 1904, the Art Nouveau-influenced Florian Ware that perfected the technique of trailing slip known as tube-lining had won him a gold medal at the St Louis International Exhibition. For insurance purposes, insuring a high-value item or collection, we recommend a first-hand appraisal and renewed valuation every 5-7 years. The auction houses are not of much use generally.
They are instantly recognisable and a lasting treasure. With the advent of the Florian range in 1903, William Moorcroft took responsibility for all aspects of production and firing and almost every piece carried his hand-painted signature. William was known not only for the high qualitly of his art pottery; but also for being an early brand marketer by signing or initialing each completed piece. The designer has set this delicious mix against a ground colour of dark regal purple at the base, shaded to pure white up to the neck and rim of the vase, before leaving the interior to return once more to a dark regal purple. Most dealers and collectors refer to the colors and variations used in the decoration of the pottery, which changed a bit over the years, along with marks on the pieces to determine their age. Its just not a pat off thing. Icy water flushes down its veins and the Murray River swells its billabongs and swamps in the lowlands between Mannum and Wellington.
Here one must remember that flambé is not just flambé but each piece has to be assessed in its own way. Moorcroft designer, Nicola Slaney, has done us all proud with her delicate floral display of delicate gypsophila, and small muscari flowers nestling together in a supporting drift of shaped leaves coloured in a light greenish blue. So come in to our store and explore our outstanding collection. The Cairns Butterfly has a companion, a blue-banded bee which busily gathers nectar in a world all of its own. When her head is down, busily buried in her latest creation, that empathy with the animal kingdom never leaves her. Generally repaired Moorcroft is not desirable and difficult to sell on. The lustrous Moonlit Blue style emerged from the Moorcroft studio in the late 1910s and soared into popularity during the 1920s.
These brilliant blooms are typically accented with the characteristic Moorcroft flambé glaze or set against a rich blue ground. Money came from Liberty, the famous London store and Liberty continued to control Moorcroft until 1962. She started the Moorcroft shop and ran the collectors club. Winter snow falls heavily up in the Australian Alps, followed by a big melt in spring. A striking plant with swollen succulent stems and pink, or sometimes red, flowers, Adeniums can often be found basking in the full Australian sun.
Names like Carter Poole , Pilkingtons Salford , Linthorpe Middlesborough , William De Morgan London and Ruskin Smethwick all emerged in this period. However, on its own Moorcroft pottery soon made its mark on the world. You have 2 more free articles remaining As a reaction to mass production, 'art pottery' enjoyed wide popularity at the end of the 19th century. The earlier wares are similar to the modern ones, but color and marking will help indicate the age. The Powder Blue range, made in largely traditional shapes from 1913 until 1963, was used in Liberty's subterranean cafe. Stylistically, his early Art Nouveau Florian Ware designs were replaced by more Impressionist designs later on. Caution All pottery produced is subject to chipping or damaged.
The Market While auction prices fluctuate, Moorcroft remains enormously popular with a broad range of buyers from the English-speaking nations and beyond. Welcome to Moorcroft The Moorcroft story that unfolds in each page of this website began in 1897, through the ground breaking work of ceramicist extraordinaire, William Moorcroft, who began to sell his work to retailers, including the prestigious Liberty of London, under his own signature. In 1935 William Moorcroft's son, Walter Moorcroft 1917-2002 joined the firm and introduced many of his own styles and designs into the catalogue after he took the reins of the company in 1945. The males have brownish plumage with rufous crowns of varying intensity, and a sky-blue throat and upper chest whilst the females lack the blue coloration and are predominantly reddish brown above and paler below. . Soon, though, the costs of its exquisite craftsmanship began to weigh on the company.
Second quality pieces will not be supplied with presentation gift box. In 1928, Queen Mary awarded Moorcroft a royal warrant. Welcome to the colourful world of William Moorcroft pottery. Pleasantly untouched by industrialisation, bar the odd paddle steamer carrying wool or wheat decades ago, the Murray River has remained abundant with lifeforms. In 1979 trading in The Potteries was very difficult and as Moorcroft was only a small company it suffered badly.
Ambition, innovation, and high standards are essential prerequisites to membership of the prestigious Moorcroft Design Studio. Found only in Australia, tiny emu-wrens have six feathers in their tails which they are happy to display as they flit and dart among scrub and heathland. The Moorcroft pottery continues today, although William Moorcroft died in 1945. Adeniums are commonly known as Desert Roses. It is generally agreed that the father was the great figure in this unfolding event. It channeled the opulence of nature for which the late Art Nouveau era was renowned.
Generally, while recently-made pieces are widely collected, and some of the modern limited edition pieces or those from the Sally Tuffin era can bring substantial sums, it is the Walter and particularly the William Moorcroft signed and designed pieces which are most sought after. Search , , , , , , , , , , etc; to help you find more or less! The serpentine banks of the Murray River mark the border of Victoria and New South Wales. While more recent designs have been widely collected, some of the modern limited edition pieces and particularly those featuring Sally Tuffin designs do bring substantial sums. In 1997 the Moorcroft Design Studio was formed with eight designers, and with Rachel Bishop as head designer. A selection are now offered direct from Moorcroft as worthy additions to your home collection, but at significantly reduced prices across the board.
Individuality itself is just one dimension of perfection. In accordance with the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 faulty items cannot be returned and will not be refunded, unless an item is damaged on delivery and is not fit for the purpose it was made. Moorcroft pottery auction makes a record £348,000 Paul Fraser Collectibles Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video The Richard Wright Collection of Moorcroft Pottery came to Bonhams yesterday with much anticipation. Buy, sell and value in over 150+ specialist categories. The design based on a William Moorcroft design from 1908. It is still in business, and producing unique high quality art pottery that would likely make William Moorcroft proud of what he started. On the death of William Moorcroft in 1945, his elder son, Walter, took over management and design and he continued in this position until his retirement in 1987, after which he continued contributing to Moorcroft designs.