Originally founded as a studio in 1897 within a large ceramic company. James Macintyre & Co. Moorcroft pottery soon made its mark on the world. Designs came from 24 year old William Moorcroft who personalized each piece of pottery produced with his own signature or initials. This did little for James Mcintyres name and reputation, and in 1913 the inevitable split occurred. William marched his workforce across Cobridge Park to a new factory in Sandbach Road where Moorcroft pottery is still made today. Money came from Liberty, the famous London store and Liberty continued to control Moorcroft until 1962.
In 1904, Moorcroft won a gold medal at the St Louis International Exhibition and followed up the achievement with further medals and commendations, culminating in the appointment of the Moorcroft company as Potter to HM The Queen in 1928.
Moorcroft vases are difficult to find in any condition. This vase was produced between 1928-49 which is determined by the mark on the bottom. This vase is artist signed by Walter Moorcroft. This medium-size vase has a beautiful hand painted design of a wisteria plums that surround the neck of the vase. Displays perfectly from all sides and angles. Perfect decorator piece. A truly beautiful vase. The perfect size to fit in your curio cabinet.
Exceptional vase in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze and free of repairs. Normal minor crazing. I cannot detect any repairs or modifications on this piece. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. Please review the high resolution pictures because they are part of the description. The pictures are taken with a macro lens which show exceptional detail. Please review each picture carefully and contact with any questions.
Authentic and signed appropriately with the Moorcroft symbol and artist signed.
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H: 6 1/2", Base: 3 7/8" , Rim: 4 1/8" ID 1853
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