Learn about Moorcroft

William Moorcroft was employed by Staffordshire pottery manufacturers James Macintyre & Co. Ltd. as a designer in 1897, and after a year he was responsible for the company's art pottery studio.

William Moorcroft created designs for the Macintyre's Aurelian Ware range of high-Victorian pottery, which had transfer-printed and enamelled decoration in bold red, blue and gold colours. He also developed the art nouveau-influenced Florian Ware which was decorated entirely by hand, with the design outlined in trailed slip using a technique known as tubelining. William Moorcroft's designs won him a gold medal at the St. Louis International Exhibition in 1904.

Each piece of pottery produced was personalised with Moorcroft's own signature or initials.

William Moorcroft and James Macintyre & Co. Ltd. split up in 1913 and Moorcroft founded his own factory nearby. Some finance came from the famous London store Liberty, and Liberty continued to exercise control over Moorcroft until 1962.

Moorcroft's reputation was further enhanced with the appointment of the Moorcroft company as Potter to HM The Queen in 1928. more...
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Pair of Moorcroft candlesticks, Anenome pattern, 9 cm high approx.

William Moorcroft, Pair of 'Tudric' candlesticks, c. 1920, 'Pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates and berries amongst foliage against a navy blue ground, with hammered pewter mounts, marked 'Made in England, Tudric, Moorcrof

William Moorcroft, pair of candlesticks, c. 1925, 'Pansy' pattern, decorated with mauve and purple pansies against a blue ground, signed in blue 'WM', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England' (2), height 18.3 cm. Provenance: The Estat

William Moorcroft, pair of candlesticks, c. 1925, 'Moonlit Blue' pattern, decorated with trees in a landscape in tones of blue and green, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft Made in England' (2), height 25.5 cm. Pro

William Moorcroft, Pair of Lustre Ware Candlesticks, c. 1925, 'uranium orange lustre glaze, impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England' (2), height 18.5 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smart

Moorcroft candlestick, with fruit decoration, 9.6 cm diameter, 7.8 cm high

William Moorcroft, two candlesticks, 'Anemone' and 'Hibiscus' pattern each with impressed factory marks to base (2). Height 8.5 cm

Two cobalt blue Moorcroft candlesticks Hibiscus pattern with pink and yellow flowers impressed Moorcroft made in England. The other anemone pattern with pink and purple flowers, impressed Moorcroft, diameter 10 cm

A Moorcroft anemone candlestick, 1953-1978, the oval candlestick of low profile gently tapering upwards to a circular opening and decorated with two anemone, one deep red and the other near purple upon an olive ground; with impressed marks Moorcroft Englan

A William Moorcroft Pomegranate design candlestick, the cylindrical column with flared sconce and two plain collar details, spreading circular foot, the design in colours on deep rich cobalt ground, painted initials in green and impressed marks. Height 21

Pair of Moorcroft candle holders Friesia pattern. Impressed marks

A Moorcroft pomegranate candlestick, green signature and stamp to base. Height 21 cm

A Macintyre Moorcroft candlestick, circa 1907. Tube-lined with sprays of roses tulips and forget-me-nots against an ivory ground with green lined rims. Brown printed factory marks and green painted signature. Height 23 cm

A Moorcroft candlestick designed William Moorcroft decorated with pomegranate impressed Moorcroft. Height 11.5 cm, circa 1920.

Pair Moorcroft candlesticks in Eventide landscape pattern C1918-29 20.5 cm heights factory impressed marks and painted initials

A Moorcroft Eventide candlestick. Height 26 cm

A pair of candlesticks decorated in the pomegranate design designed by William Moorcroft 1915. Height 26 cm

A pair of Moorcroft pansy pattern desk candlesticks, designed William Moorcroft of a squat shape, decorated with red flowers around the base, on a mottled blue ground, impressed mark. Height 9.5 cm

Pair of Moorcroft candlestick Holders stamped Moorcroft with an arrow and initials?. Height 9 cm. (pair)

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