Anyone with just the slightest interest in Moorcroft, will know that the work of Mackintosh has play. Every once in a while, Moorcroft create a vase that is magical. The Moorcroft story that unfolds in each page of this website began in , 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. Still fiercely independent, Moorcroft continues to create art pottery, using her renowned heritage craft techniques and acclaimed line up of designers, at the highest level in the Applied Arts. Design now includes jewellery - mined, crafted and fired to perfection, and other creations are set to follow. There are enough unpleasant things in the world. To wake the soul by tender strokes of art; to raise the genius, and to mend the heart - Alexander Pope.
I can't seem to find a ink stamp potter to the queen mark.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Joe.
Nice piece:- Here is a site that shows the different marks. Yours looks to be signed by William initials rather than full name.
And has to be postgiven it refers to the Queen. I'm thinking this piece dates between and I'm referring to the 4th mark shown on the website, although it is about paper labels.
But again, this website is referring to paper labels.
Moorcroft won accolades for his pottery work early on. Among those awards was a gold medal at the St. Louis International Exhibition in After garnering more praise and furthering his own business, Moorcroft was appointed potter to Her Majesty The Queen in Dating in Moorcroft is not exactly a walk in the park. It can be challenging for Moorcroft singles looking for a more meaningful relationships that last. That's where eharmony works its magic. We use a scientific matching system that leverages 32 DIMENSIONS based on features of compatibility found in thousands of successful relationships. Dating difficulties Some patterns enjoyed long cross-period production runs, so dating Moorcroft can be difficult. However, the wide variety of impressed and printed marks and (if they survive) factory paper labels used across more than a century of production do make the task much easier.
Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks for the replies!!!
There are a couple shaped like yours on this site. Don't know if it helps, but it does give starting prices for the auction. On the site I linked to, your mark is the 5th one down, used from The pattern is anemone.
Sorry, I forgot to add that William Moorcroft died inso your piece is before this. So in the wording on the label changed, but the stamps remained the same until ? I'm sorry, that I don't know.
Picked this up unidentified on . I can't seem to find a ink stamp potter to the queen mark. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Joe. Unsurprisingly, William Moorcroft's name and reputation grew following gold medals at International Fairs and even a Queen's cypher, and over a hundred years of W Moorcroft Ltd began. Still fiercely independent, Moorcroft continues to create art pottery, using her renowned heritage craft techniques and acclaimed line up of designers, at the. The main Moorcroft marks changed as William Moorcroft moved from Macintyre & Co, at the end of the 19th century and then when Walter Moorcroft took over from his father. The Moorcroft marks remained steady until the modern owners instigated a system of dating and then again until modern Moorcroft design studio artists, where allowed to mark the.
I've only seen paper labels with 'Queen Mary', but that doesn't mean they didn't change the impressed mark. I have a couple of books at work, I will look at them tomorrow to see if they have the information.
Looks like they did change the impressed mark, found a photo in my one book, so your piece will be before Skip to main content. Go to My page.
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The Moorcroft marks remained steady until the modern owners instigated a system of dating and then again until modern Moorcroft design studio artists, where allowed to mark the Moorcroft pottery they personally designed or created. Modern Moorcroft marks continue to become more elaborate and to provide more and more information.
Moorcroft collectors should be aware of the Silver Stripe that sometimes appears and is almost always through the WM monogram. The Moorcroft silver stripe denotes a second quality or imperfect piece that has failed to pass the strict quality control that Moorcroft demands.
These pieces are only ever sold at discounted prices in the Moorcroft factory shop. However, while some modern editions particularly those from the Sally Tuffin era in the s can bring substantial sums, it is the William and Walter pieces which are most sought after.
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These are further distinguished by date, pattern, shape, size, ground colours, glaze type and the quality of execution. PomegranateSpanish of the same year and Pansyalong with Wisteriaall showed a subtle change of direction, while landscapes such as Moonlight BlueEventide and Dawn won acclaim at the Paris exhibition of for wares reflecting the style of the Art Deco period.
The Walter Moorcroft era is typified by vivid large flower designs.
Some patterns enjoyed long cross-period production runs, so dating Moorcroft can be difficult. However, the wide variety of impressed and printed marks and if they survive factory paper labels used across more than a century of production do make the task much easier.
It helps that the best pieces are signed. With the advent of the Florian range inWilliam Moorcroft took responsibility for all cts of production and firing and almost every piece carried his hand-painted signature.
Advertising wares or patterns made exclusively for export also make for desirable rarities.