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MOORCROFT POTTERY

Moorcroft Pottery, August 2006
Burlsem, Stoke-On-Trent, England
{Personal Photo taken August, 2006}

References

Moorcroft Paul Atterbury
Atterbury, Paul (1993). Moorcroft: Revised Edition 1897-1993, Published by Richard Dennis & Hugh Edwards, The Old Chapel, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, England.

 


Street, Fraser (2006).  Moorcroft:  A New Dawn, WM Publications, Thaxted, Essex, England. (Fraser Street is the nom de plume of Hugh Edwards.  Our personal copy is signed by author Hugh Edwards and designer Emma Bossons, Los Alamitos, California, 29 Apr 2007.)

 


Street, Fraser (2000).  Moorcroft:  Winds of Change, WM Publications, Thaxted, Essex, England.

 


Street, Fraser (1997).  Moorcroft:  The Phoenix Years, WM Publications, Thaxted, Essex, England.

 


Joseph, Francis (1994). Collecting Moorcroft Pottery, Francis Joseph Publications: London, England.

 


Dennis, Richard (1973). Catalogue of an Exhibition of Pottery at the Fine Arts Society: William Moorcroft and Walter Moorcroft, Richard Dennis: London, England.

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Links to Moorcroft Pottery Identification Marks & Year Cyphers

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Moorcroft year cyphers
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2016 Australia Moorcroft auction results
2018 Canada Moorcroft auction results

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Unless otherwise noted, all items are from the
personal collection of DesertGold.US
(in alphabetical order by design name)

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Anemone{William and Walter Moorcroft}
Apollo Butterfly {Siam Leeper}
Arum Lily {Walter Moorcroft}
Bermuda Lily {Walter Moorcroft}
Clematis {Walter Moorcroft}
Columbine {Walter Moorcroft}
Eventide {William Moorcroft}
Florian {William Moorcroft}
Fly Away Home {Rachel Bishop}
Frangipani {Emma Bossons}
Freesia {William Moorcroft}
Hibiscus {Walter Moorcroft}
Inca (Sunflower) {Rachel Bishop}
Ivy {Wendy Mason and Julie Dolan}
Jack In The Hedge {Kerry Goodwin}
Knypersley {Emma Bossons}
Leaf and Berry {William Moorcroft}
Lemon (and Bluebird) {Sally Tuffin}
Lord of Leith Downs MCC {Rachel Bishop}
Macintyre Garland of Roses {William Moorcroft}
Mackintosh clock {William JOHN Moorcroft}
Made In Burslem MCC {Vicky Lovatt}
Magnolia {Walter Moorcroft}
Medley {7 Moorcroft Designers}
New Forest MCC {Rachel Bishop}
Oberon {Rachel Bishop}
Orange Lustre {William Moorcroft}
Orchid {William Moorcroft}
Panache MCC {Siam Leeper}
Pansy {William Moorcroft}
Plume MCC {Emma Bossons}
Pomegranate {William Moorcroft}
Pomegranate {Rachel Bishop?}
Queen's Choice {Emma Bossons}
Spring Flowers {William Moorcroft}
Symbol of Happiness {Kerry Goodwin}
Trial T/D Blue65 {unknown}
Trilogy {Rachel Bishop}
Triple Choice MCC {Rachel Bishop}
Tulips {Sandy Tuffin/Dennis}

RD17-10-012


Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Blue Green Ground 5.125" tall pitcher.  Factory impressed William Moorcroft facsimile signature and Potter to HM The Queen, and painted Walter Moorcroft (WM) signature , c. 1928-1949 (see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993).

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).
RD17-10-010


Anemone (William Moorcroft)
, Blue Green Ground 5.25" bowl.
Factory impressed William Moorcroft facsimile signature and Potter to HM The Queen, c. 1928-1949 (see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993).
"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

EB18-10-002


Anemone (William Moorcroft)
, Blue Flambé Ground 2.75" vase.
Factory impressed William Moorcroft facsimile signature and Potter to HM The Queen, c. 1928-1949 (see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993).
"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

MC00-00-336

Moorcroft Anemone Cobalt Blue Bowl
Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue 4.75" Lidded Box, Royal Warrant "By Appointment Potters to the Late Queen Mary," circa 1953-1978.

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

FR10-03-002

Moorcroft Anemone Cobalt Blue Bowl
Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue 4.25" Round Lidded Bowl featuring the original pre-WWII anemone design created by William Moorcroft and used by Walter Moorcroft from 1945 through 1974. The Potters to the Late Queen Mary Royal Warrant paper labels on bottom of bowl and backside of lid were used from 1953-1978.  Thus, this particular item is circa 1953-1974.

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

MC00-00-334

Moorcroft Anemone Cobalt Blue Bowl

Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue 5" Round Lidded and Footed Bowl, Royal Warrant "By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary," circa 1953-1978.

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

PC09-03-002

Moorcroft Anemone Cobalt Blue Bowl

Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue 3.5" Candles, Royal Warrant "By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary," circa 1953-1978.

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

SF18-09-001

Moorcroft Anemone Cobalt Blue Bowl
Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue 5.25" Footed Bowl, 1949-1986

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

SF15-09-004




Anemone (William Moorcroft), Blue Green with Blue Base, 3.25" Vase, Factory impressed William Moorcroft facsimile signature and Potter to HM The Queen, c. 1928-1949 (see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993).
"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

MC00-00-294 (OS08-05-002)

Moorcroft Anemone Green William Moorcroft Cupped In Bowl
Anemone (William Moorcroft)
, Green with Cobalt Blue Base, Cupped-In 4.5" Bowl,
Factory impressed William Moorcroft facsimile signature and Potter to HM The Queen, c. 1928-1949 (see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993).
"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

SC20-02-006

Moorcroft Anemone Green and Blue Footed Bowl
Anemone (Designed by William Moorcroft)
, Green with Cobalt Blue Footed Base, 4.5" Diameter, 1.75" High Bowl, circa 1949-1986.

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

SM03-03-002



Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Ginger Jar Cobalt Blue 4.5", paper labels on bottom of jar and inside of lid By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1953-1978.  {Sold by DesertGold, 2003, $224}

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

AL06-03-002


Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue 5.75" x 4.75" Diamond Dish, c. 1970s, see p. 157 of Atterbury, 1993. {Sold by DesertGold.US, 2019, $50}

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

AB12-10-005



Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Green-Yellow 4.25" Cache Pot, c. 1949-1986.

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

EB03-11-001


Anemone (Walter Moorcroft)
, Blue Green Octoganal Ash Tray, c. 1949-1986.

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

EB04-01-002


Anemone
, Cobalt Blue Square 4.625" Ash Tray, "Moorcroft Made In England" impressed, c. 1949-1986

"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

MC00-00-364



Anemone, Cobalt Blue Vase 3.75", "Moorcroft Made In England" impressed, c. 1992 ("Candle" date cypher).
"William's pre-war design was used regularly by Walter from 1945 until 1975 when he redrew it. The new design was made first on blue and woodsmoke, on yellow from 1978 and green and ivory from 1984" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).

EB21-02-001


Apollo (Butterfly) (by Siam Leeper)
, 4.5" colorful butterfly on cobalt blue, mini-plate or coaster ©2005.  Question mark cypher indicates production year of 2006.  Designed by Siam Leeper as indicated by the Sea Horse logo. {See Street pp. 260-261; 418.} The design was retired November 1, 2009. (See p. 54 of Moorcroft Collectors Club Newsletter, November 2009, No. 61.)


MC00-00-304

African Lily Cobal Blue Footed Bowl
Arum Lily (Walter Moorcroft)
, Yellow 3.5" Footed Bowl, c. 1959-1960s


PC13-09-003



Arum Lily (Walter Moorcroft), Blue-Green cache pot 5", circa 1959-1960s.


MC00-00-328

African Lily Cobal Blue Footed Bowl
Bermuda Lily (Walter Moorcroft, designed in 1973)
, Green 5.5" triangle ashtray, paper label By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1973-1978.


MC00-00-329


Bermuda Lily (Walter Moorcroft, designed in 1973)
, Green 6" teardrop ashtray, paper label By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1973-1978.


MC00-00-331

Clematis Blue Mini Bowl
Clematis (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue Square 4.625" Ashtray, Impressed "Moorcroft Made in England" circa 1946-1975.


PC10-07-001



Clematis (Walter Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue 5" vase, circa 1946-1975.


MC00-00-327

Clematis Blue Mini Bowl
Clematis (Walter Moorcroft)
, Green Oval 6.25" Ashtray, Paper Label "By Appointment W. Moorcroft Potters to the Late Queen Mary," circa 1953-1978.


SC09-07-002

Clematis Blue Mini Bowl
Clematis
, Cobalt Blue Footed 3.625" Bowl, 1939-1975. Roughness on Rim.  {Sold by DesertGold_US, 2019, $10}


HW18-05-003

Columbine Pin Dish by Moorcroft
Columbine (Walter Moorcroft)
, 9" Cupped-In, Footed Bowl Cobalt Blue and Green, Signed "WM", "Made In England," "Moorcroft," 1947-1950s.  Columbine was designed by Walter Moorcroft in 1947 and redesigned in the early 1980s.  This bowl features the earlier version of Columbine (see p. 144 of Atterbury, 1993).


OR08-01-001



Columbine (Walter Moorcroft), 3.5" Footed Bowl Cobalt Blue, impressed"Made In England," "Moorcroft," 1947-1950s.  Columbine was designed by Walter Moorcroft in 1947 and redesigned in the early 1980s.  This bowl features the earlier version of Columbine (see p. 144 of Atterbury, 1993).


LB04-05-002

Columbine Pin Dish by Moorcroft
Columbine (Walter Moorcroft)
, Ivory 4.25" Pin Dish, 1980-1985. {Sold by DesertGold_US, 2004, $57}


SC10-05-003




EVENTIDE (William Moorcroft), British Sterling Silver Mounted Plate, "WM" signature, 12.25" diameter (including silver mount marked "Sterling 9831") silver rim decorated with a floral design and "B H", c. 1920s.


EB20-09-001


FLORIAN Perfume Enamel, Florian Design, (c) 2000, Cat cypher indicates 2018. $21.94, Ebay 2020.

In 1998 Moorcroft acquired Kingsley Enamels Ltd. reputed for their metal works.

OC06-08-002



Fly Away Home (Rachel Bishop
, see Street, 2006, p. 399), 4" Vase ©2005. "Q" year cypher indicates this item was made in 2006.  Purchased at the Moorcroft store in Burslem in 2006 for €95 (about $120 USD).


EB19-06-002

Moorcroft Frangipani, pin dish
Frangipani (Emma Bossons
, see Street, 2006, p. 103), Cream White 4.5" Pin Dish ©1999. "Key with Double M Teeth" year cypher indicates this item was made in 2000.


EB02-08-002


Freesia (William Moorcroft),
Green Blue 4.75" x 3.5" Lidded Box, c. 1930s.


MC00-00-296
{LB08-06-003}


Freesia
, Cobalt Blue Footed Bowl, 3" diameter, Potter to the Late Queen Mary Royal Warrant paper label, c. 1953-1978 {Sold by DesertGold_US, 2022, $50}.


MC00-00-303


Freesia
, Dark Cobalt Blue Footed Mini Bowl 3.06" diameter, c. 1950s-1970s


FR11-04-003


Freesia
, Flambé Octagonal 4.25" ashtray, c. 1950s-1970s {sold by DesertGold, 2012, $72}.


MC00-00-302


Freesia
, Green Blue Footed Mini Bowl 3.125" diameter, c. 1950s-1970s


LB18-09-001

Moorcroft Hibiscus, Cobalt Vase
Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft)
, Green 10" Plate, Paper label
By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1953-1978.


SM05-07-001

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue Spade, Potters to the Late Queen Mary Royal Warrant paper label, circa 1972-1978. {Sold by DesertGold, 2019, $50}.


PC07-11-003

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue Cupped-In 4.5" Bowl, c. 1949-1960s (an earlier hibiscus design)


EB07-08-004


Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft)
, Green Footed, 4.5" Bowl, Potters to the Late Queen Mary on Royal Warrant paper label, c. 1970s.


RD08-04-001

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft)
, Red Yellow Blue on Ivory 7.25" Bowl, green "WM" Walter Moorcroft signature, "Potters to the Late Queen Mary" on Royal Warrant Paper label, c. 1962.


MC00-00-363

Moorcroft Hibiscus, Cobalt VaseHibiscus, cobalt vase side b

Hibiscus, Cobalt Blue Vase (with Yellow and Red Floral Sides), 3.75" tall, circa 1970s.  Impressed "Moorcroft Made in England."


SM03-03-001

Moorcroft Hibiscus, Ginger Jar

Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue Ginger Jar (with Yellow and Red Hibiscus), 4.5", Royal Warrant paper labels on bottom of jar and inside of lid By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1953-1978.  {Sold by DesertGold, 2003 ($265)}


SM03-03-003

Moorcroft Hibiscus, Ginger Jar

Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue Ginger Jar (with Yellow and Red Hibiscus), 6.25", painted "WM" initials of Walter Moorcroft on bottom of jar, Royal Warrant paper labels on bottom of jar and inside of lid By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1953-1978. 


EB03-04-002


Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue Bowl, 7.25", painted "WM" initials of Walter Moorcroft on bottom of jar, Royal Warrant paper label By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1953-1978. 


RB08-04-002



Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue Footed Bowl (sans lid?), with Yellow and Red Hibiscus, 4.25" diameter, Royal Warrant paper label By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1953-1978.


MC00-00-338

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft)
, Red on Green Blue 5" Oval Lidded Box. Royal Warrant paper labels on inside of lid and bottom of box: By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potters to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1953-1978.


MC00-00-335

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus, Coral (Walter Moorcroft)
, Coral on Green Lidded & Footed 5" Bowl. Royal Warrant paper labels on inside of lid and bottom of bowl: By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potter to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1968-1978.


SF08-02-002

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus, Coral (Walter Moorcroft), Coral on Green Lidded 4.75" Box. Royal Warrant paper label on inside of lid and bottom of box: By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potter to the Late Queen Mary, c. 1968-1978.


LB-09-01-001

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus, Coral (Walter Moorcroft)
, Coral on Green 4.625" MiniPlate or Pin Dish, c. 1968-1978.


LB-04-05-001

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus, Coral (Walter Moorcroft)
, Coral on Ivory 3.25" Footed Bowl, c. 1970s.


RB02-05-003



Hibiscus, Coral (Walter Moorcroft), Coral on Green 4.5" Footed Bowl, c. 1968-1978.


EB02-07-003

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue 5.25" Triangle Ashtray, Impressed "Moorcroft Made in England", c. 1970s.


SK13-01-001



Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft), Green-Blue 5.375" diameter, Footed Bowl, Impressed "Moorcroft Made in England", c. 1950s-early 1960s.  An earlier version of the Hibiscus with leaves shaded with pink (see p. 135 of Atterbury, 1993).


MC00-00-330

Moorcroft Hibiscus
Hibiscus (Walter Moorcroft)
, Green 4.625" Square Ashtray, Impressed "Moorcroft Made in England", c. 1970s.


AB12-10-004

Moorcroft Tulip Flambe, pin dish
Inca (Rachel Bishop; William JOHN Moorcroft)
, Flambé large 9.5" Vase ©1994, flag cypher indicates this vase was produced in 1995. Signed "WM" William John Moorcroft.
Sally Tuffin (Sally Dennis) created a Sunflower design which was introduced in 1988 and discontinued in 1993, while Rachel Bishop created the Inca design which was introduced in 1995 and discontinued in 1996 {see Atterbury, 1993, p. 176 and Street, 1997, pp. 94, 100, 104}.


EB21-08-002


Ivy (Wendy Mason & Julie Dolan)
, on green ground 3.125" pin dish with factory impressed "Moorcroft Made in England" highlighted in blue and partial marking of Wendy Mason. Ivy was introduced and withdrawn in 1987 (see Atterbury, 1993, p. 170).


SM09-06-001


Jack in the Hedge (Kerry Goodwin)
7.5" Vase on very dark blue ground,©2009.  Marked "Moorcroft Made in Stoke-on-Trent England," "teapot" cypher in green indicating this vase was made in 2009, "AE," "SPW" (Sally Wild, tube liner , and Kerry Goodwin's "vase" designer mark in black.
  Purchased from a Moorcroft retailer in Beverly Hills, California in 2009.  Price sticker indicates $675 (USD). 


SD05-04-002


Knypersley (Emma Bossons) Blue-on Blue 3.5" Vase,©2003. "Emma's Knypersley was a twenty-first century rendition of the engobe pottery technique, with gentle shades of green added to the blue-on-blue features of an open landscape.  Knypersley is an area of open countryside among the hills in which Emma spent her childhood.  Once again she has proved herself to be an innovative designer.  Her work is not a copy of William Moorcroft's original engobe work.  Instead Emma moved on, and with Knypersley her memories of past days proved to be very much a springboard into the future.  Collectors loved it." (Street, 2006, pp. 296, 321)
EB18-10-001


Leaf and Berry (William Moorcroft)
, Blue-Green 4.25" Vase, Potter to HM the Queen, c. 1930s
(Atterbury, 1993, p. 102).   Leaf and Berry was a William Moorcroft design from the 1930s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 205).  The factory impressed William Moorcroft facsimile signature and "Potter to HM the Queen" were used from 1928-1949 ( see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993).


SF15-09-005



Leaf and Berry (William Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue 3.5" bowl, c. 1930s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 102), possibly produced 1953-1978 based on the paper Royal Warrant which says: "By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potter to the Late Queen Mary" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 202). Leaf and Berry was a William Moorcroft design from the 1930s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 205)


EB21-12-005



Leaf and Berry (William Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue 3.5" thin-necked vase, c. 1930s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 102), possibly produced 1953-1978 based on the paper Royal Warrant which says: "By Appointment, W. Moorcroft, Potter to the Late Queen Mary" (Atterbury, 1993, p. 202).
 Leaf and Berry was a William Moorcroft design from the 1930s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 205)


MC00-00-297

Moorcroft Leaf and Berry green footed mini bowl
Leaf and Berry (William Moorcroft)
, Green Blue 3.125" Footed Bowl, c. 1930s
(Atterbury, 1993, p. 102). Leaf and Berry was a William Moorcroft design from the 1930s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 205)


PC09-03-003



Leaf and Berry (William Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue 3.5" vase, c. 1930s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 102), possibly produced 1953-1978 based on the paper Royal Warrant which says: "By Appointment, Potter to the Late Queen Mary." Leaf and Berry was a William Moorcroft design from the 1930s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 205)


EB21-05-001

Lemon (and Bluebird) (Designed by Sally Tuffin, signed by William JOHN Moorcroft "WM"), on off-white background, vase, 7" tall, circa 1988-1990 (discontinued 1990), painted by Barbara Mountford "BM."  {see Atterbury p. 176}

 

OC10-09-001

Moorcroft Leaf and Berry green footed mini bowl

Lords of Leith Downs (Rachel Bishop)
, Mini-Vase 2.25" © 2008, made in 2010 according to the "umbrella" cypher.  This mini-vase was part of an annual MCC Moorcroft Collector's Club membership renewal package.


HW18-05-002

Moorcroft Macintyre Eighteenth Century Rose Garland Vase
Macintyre Eighteenth Century * Garland of Roses (William Moorcroft)
, 8" Vase, c. 1906


HW18-05-001

Moorcroft Macintyre Eighteenth Century Rose Garland Vase
Macintyre Eighteenth Century * Garland of Roses (William Moorcroft)
, 8.5" Vase, chipped base, c. 1906.  {Sold by DesertGold.US, 2020, $100.}


RD17-10-013

Moorcroft Mantle Clock
Mackintosh Design (William JOHN Moorcroft).  The shape is based on a William Moorcroft clock case inspired by a design for Liberty & Co. by Archibald Knox. The clock's tubeline pattern was designed by Rachel Bishop as a tribute to Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  Case measurements: 6.3 in (16 cm) height, 3.7 in (9.3 cm) width, 2.1 in (5.3 cm) depth.  Base is signed with blue "WM"  and ©1995.  Cypher (key with double M teeth) indicates this was made in 2000.


OC12-07-001



Made in Burslem (Vicky Lovatt)
, 2" minivase celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Moorcroft Collector's Club.  Made in 2012 according to the "windmill" cyphermark on the bottom of the vase.  Marked "Moorcroft Made in England," "VT." 
This minivase was part of a membership renewal package and celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Moorcroft Collector's Club.  Because the base is so small, the celebratory stamp for the 25th anniversary does not appear on the minivases.
NB: The Collector's Club Collection 2012 Anniversary Catalogue by Elise Adams. 


OS03-04-004
(Scottsdale)



Magnolia (Walter Moorcroft)
, Cobalt Blue 8" Ginger Jar Numbered 123 of 200, Made in 1982.


RD17-10-011


Magnolia (Walter Moorcroft)
, Blue 5" Lidded Oval Dish, c. 1976-1980s


SF05-01-002


Magnolia (Walter Moorcroft)
, Ivory 3.75" Vase c. 1976-1980s


MC00-00-340


Magnolia (Walter Moorcroft)
, Ivory 8.5" Ashtray c. 1976-1980s


MC00-00-323



Magnolia (Walter Moorcroft)
, Ivory 4.5" Pin Dish c. 1976-1980s.
{Sold by DesertGold_US, 2011 ($50)}


RD16-10-001


Magnolia (Walter Moorcroft
, see Atterbury 1993, p. 199) "new wine colorway" on cobalt blue ground, 5.25" Vase, c. 1992 (candlestick logo).  This design was made exclusively for the Australia market in 1991 and released more generally in 1992.


SM09-06-002


Medley, 10.5" Octagonal Plate featuring the under-the-glaze signatures of six Moorcroft designers, Elise Adams, and Hugh Edwards on the backside, ©2007, "Racquet" cypher production mark for the year 2007
.  Purchased from Pascoe & Co. in Beverly Hills, 2009 ($515)

 

MC00-00-339

Moorcroft Pansy Blue VaseMoorcroft Pansy Blue Vase
New Forest (Rachel Bishop), Moorcroft Collector's Club (MCC) 4.625" Pin Dish, ©2006, "Q" Cypher production mark for the year 2006, Rachel Bishop's mark (Bishop's Mitre), see p. 241 (Street, 2006).  Retired December 31, 2006.

MC00-00-337

Moorcroft Pansy Blue VaseMoorcroft Pansy Blue Vase

Oberon (Rachel Bishop), 8" Vase, ©1993, Cypher production mark (Leaf) 2001, "WM" (William JOHN Moorcroft), "Moorcroft Made in Stoke On Trent England," underglaze crazing on base.  Oberon was one of Moorcroft's best selling designs. Designer Rachel Bishop was inspired by the words of King Oberon from "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" and incorporated all the flowers from the following verse:

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine
With sweek musk-roses and with eglantine...

{Street, 1997, pp. 65-66}.

 


RD17-10-009



Orange Lustre
(William Moorcroft), 7" Biscuit Jar, Silverplate Work by William Hutton and Sons with Cross Arrows trademark, c. 1916.


EB02-03-001



Orchid (Frilled and Slipper Orchids)
, Cobalt Blue 4.5" tall Pitcher, c. 1940s-1950s.
Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


EB02-06-002



Orchid (Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Blue Green 3.25" cupped-in bowl, c. 1940s-1950s. Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


AB12-10-007



Orchid
(Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Blue Green 4.75" Ginger Jar c. 1940s-1950s.
Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


MC00-00-295

Moorcroft cobalt blue and green vase

Orchid
(Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Cobalt Blue & Green 3.25" Vase c. 1940s-1950s
. Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


ES08-10-003


Orchid (Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Cobalt Blue 4" Ball-Shaped Vase, 13" circumference, c. 1937-1949.  Facsimile signature of William Moorcroft, impressed Potter to HM The Queen (see pp. 137 & 202 of Atterbury, 1993, for the date attribution of the pattern design and marks).  Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


MC00-00-341



Orchid
(Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Cobalt Blue 7.25" Vase, c. 1945-1949.  Facsimile signature of William Moorcroft, impressed Potter to HM The Queen, and painted WM initials of Walter Moorcroft (see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993, for the date attribution of these marks). 
Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


PC03-02-001
(Pasadena Pottery Show)



Orchid
(Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Cobalt Blue 6.25" Vase, c. 1945-1949.  Facsimile signature of William Moorcroft, impressed Potter to HM The Queen, and painted WM initials of Walter Moorcroft (see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993, for the date attribution of these marks). 
Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


EB02-08-003

Moorcroft cobalt blue pin dish

Orchid
(Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Cobalt Blue Pedestal 4.25" Bowl with Flared Rim, c. 1940s-1950s. 
Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


EB02-03-002



Orchid (Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Cobalt Blue 5.25" Footed Bowl, c. 1945-1949.  Impressed facsimile signature of William Moorcroft, impressed Potter to HM The Queen, (see p. 202 of Atterbury, 1993, for the date attribution of these marks).  Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


EB19-06-003

Moorcroft cobalt blue pin dish
Orchid
(Frilled and Slipper Orchids), Cobalt Blue Small 3.125" Bowl, c. 1940s-1950s
. Orchid was designed by William Moorcroft c. 1937 and continued intermittently in the 1940s-1950s by Walter Moorcroft (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137). {Sold by DesertGold_US, $50, 2020.}


EB21-02-002

Panache (Siam Leeper), Cobalt Blue 4,5" MCC Mini-Plate, 2004.  Moorcroft Collector's Club (brown ink "MCC©2004"), designer Siam Leeper's "sea horse" mark, "JM" tubeliner's mark (Joanne Megyesi).  Impressed on back with "Moorcroft Made In Stoke On Trent England."  Panache was designed by Siam Leeper in 2004.  The Panache coaster was the very first Moorcroft Collector's Club renewal coaster (see pp. 239 and 243 in Fraser Street, 2006).


OR08-01-002

Moorcroft Pansy Blue VasePansy (William Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue 6.625" Plate, William Moorcroft signature, Potter to HM The Queen, c. 1920s-1930s (see p. 113, Atterbury, 1993).


SF20-01-001

Moorcroft Pansy Blue VaseMoorcroft Pansy Blue Vase

Pansy (William Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue 3.125" Vase, William Moorcroft signature, Potter to HM The Queen, c. 1920s-1930s (see p. 113, Atterbury, 1993).


OC07-10-001


Plume (Emma Bossons), 4.625" Dish 1060, ©2006, made in 2007 for the MCC (Moorcroft Collector's Club).  This dish was the fourth of four coasters designed for the annual membership renewal package. Back is marked with "EB" the mark of Emma Bossons, designer, "Moorcroft Made in Stoke-On-Trent England," "MCC 2007," "1060," "©2006."


RB04-01-001
Rose Bowl Pasadena

Moorcroft Pansy Blue VaseMoorcroft Pansy Blue Vase

Pomegranate (William Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue 7.25" Tudric Pewter Based Vase, c. 1917, marked on bottom: "Made in England, Tudric, Moorcroft, 01359, P 3/5/17, CL/N," circa 1917.


IE07-09-001

Moorcroft Pansy Blue VaseMoorcroft Pansy Blue Vase
Pomegranate (William Moorcroft), Cobalt Blue 4.25" Footed Bowl, c. 1914-1916, Burslem Cobridge Factory Mark.

 

RD16-10-002

Moorcroft Pansy Blue VaseMoorcroft Pansy Blue Vase

Pomegranate (Rachel Bishop?), Cobalt Blue 4.25" Vase, c. 1993, Diamond Logo


SB07-04-001

Moorcroft Pansy Blue VaseMoorcroft Pansy Blue Vase

QUEEN'S CHOICE (Emma Bossons, pp 80-81, Street, 2006) 4" Vase, ©2000, Cypher production mark (Racquet) 2007.  Signed personally in gold marker by Emma Bossons, April 29, 2007 at the book signing for Moorcroft:  A New Dawn at Hudson's & McAffee in Los Alamitos, California.  (She and Hugh Edwards also autographed the book.)

"As so often happens at Moorcroft, words from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream came to their aid.  They were words which inspired Emma when she created her original artwork.  Every fruit mentioned by Shakespeare features in Emma's Queen Choice design" (Street, 2006, p. 81).


AB10-09-001

Moorcroft Table Lamp
Spring Flowers (William Moorcroft)
Table Lamp, 25", Wooden Base, Moorcroft Finial, c. 1930s-1950s.
Designed by William Moorcroft in the 1930s and continued virtually unchanged by Walter Moorcroft to the late 1950s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


RB15-08-001



Spring Flowers Blue Green Footed 4.5" Bowl, impressed facsimile "W Moorcroft" signature, "Potter to HM the Queen," "Made in England," c. 1930s-1950s.  Designed by William Moorcroft in the 1930s and continued virtually unchanged by Walter Moorcroft to the late 1950s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


RB11-08-001
(Ricky)

Moorcroft Table Lamp

Spring Flowers
Cobalt Blue Cache Pot, 7", c. 1930s-1950s. 
Designed by William Moorcroft in the 1930s and continued virtually unchanged by Walter Moorcroft to the late 1950s (Atterbury, 1993, p. 137).


OC11-09-001


Symbol of Happiness (Kerry Goodwin)
, 2" minivase ©2010, "vase" cypher indicates this vase was produced in 2011. Marked "Moorcroft Made in England."


OC06-08-003



Trial (T/DBLUE65/6)
, 6" Cobalt Blue Ground Vase, ©2006, cypher mark ("Q") indicates it was produced in 2006, marked "JBM," (Joanne Mountford, painter), "GJ," (Gillian Johnson, tubeliner), "DES.TRIAL" (Design Trial), "23.3.2006," "Moorcroft Made in Stoke-On-Trent England."  Original sticker shows the price of €247 (about $311 U.S.)


OC06-08-001

Moorcroft Tulip Flambe, pin dish

Trial {TRILOGY} (T/DPAN75/8)
, 8.5" Cobalt Blue Ground Vase, ©2006, cypher mark ("Q") indicates it was produced in 2006, marked "MP," (Marie Penkethman, tube liner), "SP," (Sara Pendlebury-Wild, tube liner), "TRIAL 13.6.2006," "Moorcroft Made in Stoke-On-Trent England."  Original sticker shows the price of €195 (about $246 U.S.)

Rachel Bishop was the designer. The design was commercially named Trilogy and was a stylised tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh (see p. 16 of Moorcroft Collectors Club Newsletter, August 2008, No. 56). Trilogy was retired November 2007 (see p. 48, Moorcroft Collectors Club Newsletter, November 2007, No. 53). The 2007 Moorcroft catalogue price for this item as Trilogy was $546.


EB21-08-001

Moorcroft Triple Choice, pin dish
Triple Choice (Rachel Bishop,
see Street pp. 239; 241), Cobalt Blue 4.625" Pin Dish or Coaster ©2004, Moorcroft Collector's Club (MCC) renewal coaster for 2005, marked with the Pineapple year cypher indicating production year of 2005.  Other markings include "KS," "TB," "MOORCROFT Made In Stoke On Trent England," Bishop's Mitre indicating that Rachel Bishop was the designer.


EB19-06-001

Moorcroft Tulip Flambe, pin dish
Tulips (Sally Tuffin,
see Atterbury p. 179), Flambé 4.625" Pin Dish/Coaster c. 1990s {Sold by DesertGold_US, 2022, $50}.

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