A Walter Moorcroft flambé ‘Orchid’ vase, c. 1940. Decorated with flowers under a deep flambé glaze. Slate blue initials and facsimile signature on the base.
The first pieces of fine art pottery from Moorcroft were designed by William Moorcroft in 1897 whilst employed at James Macintyre & Co. William Moorcroft was a graduate of what is now the Royal College of Art in London, and the new art pottery was purchased strongly from the outset by such prestigious stores as Liberty of London, Harrods and Tiffany & Co. in New York.
Early Moorcroft is much prized by the most renowned auction houses across the world and regularly fetches high prices. Happily, this is still a feature of Moorcroft today where the art pottery’s reputation for both remarkable artistic and good investment qualities have been proven over more than a century.
Height: 15.5 cm
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