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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 Moorcroft 'Anemone' vase, by Emma Bossons, signed and dated 2006 to base, edition 171/500. Height 27 cm.

Moorcroft, 'Red Hairy Heath' vase, 2004, Limited Edition 17/25, designed by Emma Bossons, impressed and inscribed, Moorcroft, made in England, Stoke on Trent, 17/25, Dalbry Antiquies, 2004, E. Bossons, 31.5 cm high

Moorcroft, a New World Waratah vase, 2013, limited edition 71/150, designed by Emma Bossons, impressed and inscribed: Moorcroft, Made in Stoke on Trent, England, Ls, signed E Bossons, and initialled Kw, ?26 cm high, Note, This design was part of the Moorcr

Moorcroft, 'New World Waratah' vase, 2013, designed by Emma Bossons, impressed and inscribed, Moorcroft, made in England, Stoke on Trent, Jb, Trial, 8-6-13, Aiji, 26 cm high

Moorcroft, a Cooktown orchid vase, 2008, designed by Emma Bossons, impressed and inscribed: Moorcroft, with a map of Australia, 16 cm high

Moorcroft, enamel 'Waratah' box, 2001, Limited Edition of 15/100, designed by Angie Davenport, and painted by Emma Bossons, 4 cm high x 5.5 cm diameter

Moorcroft, a 'Sturt Dessert Pea' vase, 1998, Limited Edition 11/100, designed by Emma Bossons, impressed and inscribed, Moorcroft, made in England, Stoke on Trent, 11/100, Wm, E. Bossons, 28 cm high

Moorcroft, an Australian Waratah vase, circa 2013, a trial one off colour way vase, decorated by Emma Bossons, stamped and inscribed: Moorcroft, Made in Stoke on Trent, England, Ch, Trial, 12:11:13, 'Ayi, ?40 cm high

Moorcroft, 'Sturt Desert Pea' vase, 2000, designed by Emma Bossons, impressed and inscribed, Moorcroft, made in England, Trial, Eb, 14-4-00, 19 cm high

Moorcroft, a New World Waratah vase, 2013, limited edition 137/150, designed by Emma Bossons, impressed and inscribed: Moorcroft, Made in Stoke on Trent, England, Ls, signed E Bossons, and initialled Co, ?26 cm high, Note, This design was part of the Moorc

Moorcroft, a 'New World Waratah' vase, 2013, l imited edition 2/25, designed by Emma Bossons, stamped and inscribed: Moorcroft, Made in Stoke on Trent, England, 2014, Kw, H, 2013, 2/25, E Bossons, ?40 cm high

A Moorcroft pottery Queens Choice charger, c.2000, designed by Emma Bossons, signed by Emma Bossons and dated 2005 verso, with impressed factory marks. Diameter 36 cm

Emma Bossons for Moorcroft, two vases, 2003, 'Evening Sky' pattern, decorated with tubelined trees in a landscape against a dusk sky, painted monogram of Emma Bossons and dated '2003', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in Stokeontrent England&

A Moorcroft pottery Queens Choice lamp, c.2005, designed by Emma Bossons, with Moorcroft issue shade. Height 74 cm

A Moorcroft Queens Choice design charger, a pottery charger, decorated in the Queen's Choice design by Emma Bossons, copyright 2000, impressed marks and painted monograms, 35.5 cm diameter

A Moorcroft calla lily ovid vase. Designed by Emma Bossons. 19 cm high

A Moorcroft Spiraxia design shouldered ovid vase. Designed by Emma Bossons. 30 cm high

A Moorcroft King Protea design ovid vase with cylindrical neck and everted rim Designed by Emma Bossons in a limited edition of 100 pieces. 38 cm high

A Moorcroft Spiraxia design plate Signature Emma Bossons. 15 cm wide

A Moorcroft Indigo design ovid vase. Designed by Emma Bossons. 17 cm high

A Moorcroft pottery anemone Tribute vase, circa 2002, by Emma Bossons. Designed in tribute to Walter Moorcroft receiving an OBE award. Signed with factory marks. Height 25 cm

A Moorcroft pottery Victoriana vase numbered edition by Emma Bossons and designed for the collectors club. Signed signature with impressed factory marks. Height 20.5 cm

A Moorcroft vase. 2004. a baluster-shaped vase in 'Red Hairy Heath' number 72 from a limited edition of 150, signed E Bossons, painted and impressed marks underside. Height 20 cm

Moorcroft pottery framed plaque, 2005, by Emma Bossons, limited edition 142/200, signed with factory marks, 31 x 20.5 cm (plaque size)

A Moorcroft vase, 2004, a baluster-shaped vase in 'Red Hairy Heath' number 77 from a limited edition of 150, signed E Bossons, painted and impressed marks underside; also with box. Height 20 cm

A Moorcroft pottery 'Carousel' ginger jar, 2012, by Emma Bossons, numbered edition #85. Emma Bossons has combined the floral designs of several Moorcroft designers, into one 'Carousel', design., signed with makers stamp to base. Height 20 cm

A Moorcroft pottery 'Shearwater moon frog' figure, 2005, designed by Emma Bossons, signed with factory marks to base. Height 14.8 cm

A Moorcroft pottery '3 fish' figure group, 2005, designed by Emma Bossons, signed with factory marks to base. Height 18 cm

A Moorcroft pottery 'Wading Heron' figure, 2005, designed by Emma Bossons, signed with factory marks to base. Height 18.2 cm

A Moorcroft vase, 2004, a baluster shaped vase in 'Red Hairy Heath', number 15 from a limited edition of 150, signed E Bossons, painted and impressed marks underside. Height 21 cm

A Moorcroft pottery light on Waters vase 2005, by Emma Bossons limited edition number 90/100 signed with factory marks. Height 20.4 cm

A Moorcroft 'Symphony' stemmed pot pourri and cover, 2003, for the Moorcroft Collectors Club, designed by Emma Bossons, the floral design applied to a reissue of an 1890s William Moorcroft design for Macintyre & Co. Ltd design, various impressed and painte

Moorcroft pottery wild Meadow jug, designed by Emma Bossons, signed factory stamps 2005. Height 19 cm

Moorcroft pottery modern vase La Garenne, designed by Emma Bossons 2005, signed with factory marks, boxed. Height 15.8 cm

A Moorcroft vase 'Evening Sky', designer Emma Bossons with box

Moorcroft butterfly 'Purple Emperor' vase with box by Emma Bossons

A Moorcroft double handled biscuit barrel signed on base by Emma Bossons and Philip Gibson and numbered 327

A Moorcroft Lamia vase of bulbous form with a cylindrical neck. Designed: Emma Bossons, dated 2000. Height 17 cm

A Moorcroft Sturt Desert Pea vase. Designed Emma Bossons, dated 1998. Height 19.5 cm

A Moorcroft vase, Sonoma pattern, Emma Bossons designer (in box)

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