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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A large Walter Moorcroft Orchid and Spring Flowers pattern vase, on a dark cobalt blue ground, tapered body, short everted neck, impressed marks and painted initials in blue. Height 31 cm

A Walter Moorcroft squat baluster orchid pattern vase, the wide shoulder entirely decorated with orchids in colours on cobalt blue ground, impressed signature and factory marks. Height 8 cm

A Walter Moorcroft Orchid pattern vase, baluster shape, cobalt blue ground, impressed marks and painted initials. Height 15 cm

Walter Moorcroft, small Clematis ginger jar, C.1950s, with original labels on lid and base and 769. Minor imprefection to lid glaze., height 10.5 cm, diameter 8.5 cm, weight 266g

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1970, anemone' pattern, decorated with large flower heads against a blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in England', retains printed pape

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1947, leaf and berry' pattern, decorated with a band of grapes and leaves against a blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in England, height 25.5 cm

William and Walter Moorcroft, flambe vase, c. 1945, leaf and berry' pattern, decorated with a band of grapes and leaves in flambe tones, signed in green 'W. M.', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in England,

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1945, Orchid' pattern, decorated with large flower heads and spring flowers against a navy blue ground, signed in blue 'WM', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in England, heigh

Walter Moorcroft Orchid Jug, Orchid pattern on blue ground. Original paper label to base, height 16 cm

Walter Moorcroft lidded bowl, Anemone pattern on green ground, diameter 16 cm H9 cm

Walter Moorcroft Hibiscus vase. Hibiscus design on blue ground. Height 19 cm

A Walter Moorcroft anemone patterned baluster vase, similar to above, in good condition. Height 22.5 cm

A Walter Moorcroft anemone patterned baluster vase, a row of encircling florals to the shoulder on cobalt blue ground, impressed marks and blue painted initials. small chip to base. Height 22.5 cm

A Moorcroft limited edition ovoid 'Tasmanian Blue Gum' vase, circa 1993, factory marks, 406/500, 'E.A. Joyce and Son 1893-1993', initialled Wm for Walter Moorcroft, 19 cm high

Walter Moorcroft slightly tapered cylindrical vase slipper Orchid pattern, 31 cm height, with original paper label

Walter Moorcroft large bulbous vase Blackberry & leaf pattern, 27 cm height

Moorcroft, a Tasmanian blue gum vase, circa 1993, limited edition 17/500, stamped and inscribed: Moorcroft, Made in England, initialled Wm for Walter Moorcroft, ?18.5 cm. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

Moorcroft, a Tasmanian blue gum vase, circa 1993, limited edition 419/500, stamped and inscribed: Moorcroft, Made in England, 'E.A. Joyce and Son 1893-1993', initialled Wm for Walter Moorcroft, 18.5 cm

A Walter Moorcroft pottery large Orchid vase c.1947 - 1953 signed blue painted full signature with impressed factory marks, height: 28.5 cm

A Walter Moorcroft pottery wisteria, large proportion, baluster shape vase c.1947 - 1953 signed full script signature to base with impressed factory marks, height: 31.5 cm

A Walter Moorcroft pottery Hibiscus vase mid 20th century signed makers marks to base, height: 9.2 cm

Walter Moorcroft 'Cornflower' vase, blue signature and impressed factory marks to base, height 16 cm approx

Moorcroft blue orchid vase, signed to base Walter Moorcroft, H 20.5 cm approx

Walter Moorcroft, Pair of Vases, c. 1950, Fresia' pattern, decorated with sprays of pink and yellow flowers, signed in green 'W. M.', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to HM The Queen, Made in England, height 20 cm. Provenance: Priv

Walter Moorcroft, Flambe Vase, c. 1945, Orchid' pattern, decorated with a band of large flower heads and spring flowers in flambe tones, signed in blue 'WM', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen, Made in England,

William and Walter Moorcroft, Vase, c. 1945, Orchid' pattern, decorated with a band of large flower heads and spring flowers against a green ground, signed in blue 'WM', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen Made

William and Walter Moorcroft, Large Flambe Vase, c. 1945, Anemone' pattern, decorated with a continuous band of flowers in flambe tones, signed in blue 'W M', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen Made in England, heig

William and Walter Moorcroft, Large Flambe Vase, c. 1945, Fruit and Berry' pattern, decorated with a continuous band of leaves and berries in flambe tones, signed in blue 'W M', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen Ma

Walter Moorcroft Magnolia bowl. On blue ground. Signed to base. Diameter 18 cm

Moorcroft limited edition floral cabinet plate, signed Walter Moorcroft

Walter Moorcroft, flambe vase, c. 1945, 'Leaf and Berry' pattern, decorated with a band of leaves and berries in flambe tones, signed in blue 'W. M.', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen, Made in England, he

Walter Moorcroft, Ginger Jar, c. 1960, 'Hibiscus' pattern, decorated with mauve and yellow hibiscus against a green ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England, height 15 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smar

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1960, 'Hibiscus' pattern, decorated with mauve and yellow hibiscus against a green ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England', retains printed paper Royal Warrant label, height

Walter Moorcroft, Footed Bowl, c. 1960, 'Hibiscus' pattern, decorated to the interior with a hibiscus on a dark blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England, height 7 cm diameter 15.7 cm. Provenance: The Es

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1947, 'Clematis' pattern, of globular form, decorated with pink and purple flowers on a green and blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen, Made in Engla

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1947, 'Clematis' pattern, of baluster form, decorated with continuous band of flowers, against blue and green ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen, Made i

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1947, 'Clematis' pattern, of ovoid form, decorated with continuous band of flowers against a blue and green ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen, Made in

Walter Moorcroft, flambe vase, c. 1955, 'Fresia' pattern, of globular form, decorated with sprays of flowers in flambe tones, signed in green 'WM', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to HM The Queen, Made in England, height 19 cm

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1950, 'Friesia' pattern, of globular form, decorated with sprays of pink and yellow flowers, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to HM The Queen, Made in England, height 21

Walter Moorcroft, large vase, c. 1945, 'Orchid' pattern, decorated with a band of large flower heads and spring flowers against a green ground, signed in blue 'WM', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen, Made

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