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William Moorcroft Pottery

Moorcroft Pottery Magnolia on Ivory Dish 8  by 3 1 2
Moorcroft Pottery Magnolia on Ivory Dish 8 by 3 1 2
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Moorcroft Pottery Magnolia on Ivory Vase 7 3 8
Moorcroft Pottery Magnolia on Ivory Vase 7 3 8
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moorcroft vase grapes and leaves
moorcroft vase grapes and leaves
$256.00 (7 Bids)
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Moorcroft Pansy Vase
Moorcroft Pansy Vase
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Moorcroft Anemone Hand Painted  Signed Art Pottery 4 1 8 Tall Vase
Moorcroft Anemone Hand Painted Signed Art Pottery 4 1 8 Tall Vase
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Moorcroft Tall Shouldered Ovoid Vase SIGNED Frilled Orchids
Moorcroft Tall Shouldered Ovoid Vase SIGNED Frilled Orchids
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Moorcroft Cobalt Hybiscus Dish
Moorcroft Cobalt Hybiscus Dish
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WILLIAM MOORCROFT ART POTTERY WISTERIA PLUM 9 MID CENTURY BOWL RARE MARK
WILLIAM MOORCROFT ART POTTERY WISTERIA PLUM 9 MID CENTURY BOWL RARE MARK
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Moorcroft Pottery Orchid Small Dish Green
Moorcroft Pottery Orchid Small Dish Green
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W MOORCROFT VINTAGE VASE WITH HIBISCUS FLOWERS
W MOORCROFT VINTAGE VASE WITH HIBISCUS FLOWERS
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Praire Lily Dish
Praire Lily Dish
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MOORCROFT Lidded Trinket Box  Small Dish COLLECTION LOT ENGLAND
MOORCROFT Lidded Trinket Box Small Dish COLLECTION LOT ENGLAND
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Moorcroft FLORAL Ashtray Teardrop Blue
Moorcroft FLORAL Ashtray Teardrop Blue
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Murano Glass ELEPHANT Tall 10
Murano Glass ELEPHANT Tall 10
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MOORCROFT Limited Edition TAHITI 235 32 8 shape vase in Mint Condition
MOORCROFT Limited Edition TAHITI 235 32 8 shape vase in Mint Condition
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Moorcroft large double handle Trial piece dated 20 12 02 made in England
Moorcroft large double handle Trial piece dated 20 12 02 made in England
$425.00
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Moorcroft Etoile Green By Rachel Bishop Collectors Club Open Weekend 2001
Moorcroft Etoile Green By Rachel Bishop Collectors Club Open Weekend 2001
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Moorcroft 5 1 2 tall vase made in England signed
Moorcroft 5 1 2 tall vase made in England signed
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Moorcroft Martagon Collectors Club 2000 Open Weekend 72 6
Moorcroft Martagon Collectors Club 2000 Open Weekend 72 6
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Moorcroft 11 tall vase made in England signed BAWilkes
Moorcroft 11 tall vase made in England signed BAWilkes
$425.00
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Moorcroft Juneberry 72 6 Vase Anji Davenport 2002
Moorcroft Juneberry 72 6 Vase Anji Davenport 2002
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Moorcroft Emma Bossons Limited Edition Moonlight Flight 101 14 2011
Moorcroft Emma Bossons Limited Edition Moonlight Flight 101 14 2011
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Moorcroft 75 10 Cosmos 2001 Design By Rachel Bishop
Moorcroft 75 10 Cosmos 2001 Design By Rachel Bishop
$395.00
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WILLIAM MOORCROFT COBALT BLUE ORCHID SQUAT OVOID VASE SIGNED
WILLIAM MOORCROFT COBALT BLUE ORCHID SQUAT OVOID VASE SIGNED
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MOORCROFT 5 3 8 ANEMONE  LEAVES DOUBLE MARKED ROUND VASE c1930s VINTAGE
MOORCROFT 5 3 8 ANEMONE LEAVES DOUBLE MARKED ROUND VASE c1930s VINTAGE
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Rare Moorcroft Big Poppy Design Pitcher Jug 1919 1945 Signed
Rare Moorcroft Big Poppy Design Pitcher Jug 1919 1945 Signed
$350.00
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Moorcroft Lidded Box Columbine Blue Ground
Moorcroft Lidded Box Columbine Blue Ground
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Moorcroft Columbine Bowl Green Ground
Moorcroft Columbine Bowl Green Ground
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Moorcroft Lidded Dish Hibiscus Double Warrant Labels
Moorcroft Lidded Dish Hibiscus Double Warrant Labels
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Vintage Moorcroft Pottery Anemone aka Big Poppy Lamp
Vintage Moorcroft Pottery Anemone aka Big Poppy Lamp
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BEAUTIFUL MOORCROFT ART POTTERY PLATE or BOWL  CLEMATIS PATTERN
BEAUTIFUL MOORCROFT ART POTTERY PLATE or BOWL CLEMATIS PATTERN
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Handpainted Moorcroft England art pottery hibiscus circular footed bowl
Handpainted Moorcroft England art pottery hibiscus circular footed bowl
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Beautiful Moorcroft Vase
Beautiful Moorcroft Vase
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MOORCROFT FLORIAN WARE
MOORCROFT FLORIAN WARE
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VINTAGE MOORCROFT ANEMONE COVERED DISH HM THE QUEEN MARK pottery
VINTAGE MOORCROFT ANEMONE COVERED DISH HM THE QUEEN MARK pottery
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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE SIGNED MOORCROFT LEAVES AND BERRY LIDDED TRINKET BOX MINT
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE SIGNED MOORCROFT LEAVES AND BERRY LIDDED TRINKET BOX MINT
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MOORCROFT POTTERY CANDLE STICKS GREENFINCH PATTERN MARKED ON BASE
MOORCROFT POTTERY CANDLE STICKS GREENFINCH PATTERN MARKED ON BASE
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VINTAGE MOORCROFT ENGLISH ART POTTERY CABINET VASE FLAMBE GLAZE FLOWERS ENGLAND
VINTAGE MOORCROFT ENGLISH ART POTTERY CABINET VASE FLAMBE GLAZE FLOWERS ENGLAND
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ANTIQUE MOORCROFT ART POTTERY VASE SIGNED 8  t
ANTIQUE MOORCROFT ART POTTERY VASE SIGNED 8 t
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Moorcroft Art Pottery Wolfsbane 21 1 2 VaseSigned by Artist Anji Davenport
Moorcroft Art Pottery Wolfsbane 21 1 2 VaseSigned by Artist Anji Davenport
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Signed Moorcroft Shallow Bowl blue purples Hand painted floral raised details
Signed Moorcroft Shallow Bowl blue purples Hand painted floral raised details
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Vintage art pottery vase MOORCROFT made in England HIBISCUS free shipping in USA
Vintage art pottery vase MOORCROFT made in England HIBISCUS free shipping in USA
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MOORCROFT ANEMONE ART POTTERY VASE Lot 772
MOORCROFT ANEMONE ART POTTERY VASE Lot 772
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GORGEOUS WILLIAM MOORCROFT ART POTTERY HIBISCUS 1275 VASE c 1953 78
GORGEOUS WILLIAM MOORCROFT ART POTTERY HIBISCUS 1275 VASE c 1953 78
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D731 Vintage Signed Walter Moorcroft Jardiniere Planter Pot 5 X 5 1 4
D731 Vintage Signed Walter Moorcroft Jardiniere Planter Pot 5 X 5 1 4
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Moorcroft Pottery Pomegranate Design Working Lamp 1920s 30s Rare Form
Moorcroft Pottery Pomegranate Design Working Lamp 1920s 30s Rare Form
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Moorcroft Pottery Anemone Pattern Covered Dresser Box 1950 Design 475 x 325
Moorcroft Pottery Anemone Pattern Covered Dresser Box 1950 Design 475 x 325
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Moorcroft Pottery Pomegranate Pattern 1920 30s Classic Design and Form 425
Moorcroft Pottery Pomegranate Pattern 1920 30s Classic Design and Form 425
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Antique MOORCROFT 6 floral pitcher  RARE   REDUCED
Antique MOORCROFT 6 floral pitcher RARE REDUCED
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PAIR EARLY MACINTYRE  MOORCROFT VASES C1900
PAIR EARLY MACINTYRE MOORCROFT VASES C1900
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William Moorcroft Red Flambe Glaze Rare Footed Baluster Vase Signed c1928 1935
William Moorcroft Red Flambe Glaze Rare Footed Baluster Vase Signed c1928 1935
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Superb Vintage 11 MOORCROFT FLORIAN Art Pottery Tulip Vase MINT Rare Form
Superb Vintage 11 MOORCROFT FLORIAN Art Pottery Tulip Vase MINT Rare Form
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HAND PAINTED MOORCROFT FLORAL POTTERY VASE
HAND PAINTED MOORCROFT FLORAL POTTERY VASE
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Large Antique William Moorcroft Flamb Ginger Jar Vase Dated 1939
Large Antique William Moorcroft Flamb Ginger Jar Vase Dated 1939
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Vintage Moorcroft Glazed Ceramic Bowl with Flowers
Vintage Moorcroft Glazed Ceramic Bowl with Flowers
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Stunning Black Ryden Moorcroft Vase Echoes Pattern R20 7
Stunning Black Ryden Moorcroft Vase Echoes Pattern R20 7
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Cobridge Moorcroft Stoneware Mid Century Dark Wild Cherry Glaze Tall Vase
Cobridge Moorcroft Stoneware Mid Century Dark Wild Cherry Glaze Tall Vase
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ANTIQUE MOORCROFT EVENTIDE VASE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE REDGREENORANGEART DECO
ANTIQUE MOORCROFT EVENTIDE VASE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE REDGREENORANGEART DECO
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Antique Moorcroft Arts and Crafts Art Pottery Table Lamp
Antique Moorcroft Arts and Crafts Art Pottery Table Lamp
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Early Antique MOORCROFT Blue  White Mottled Drip Vase England Pottery Vintage
Early Antique MOORCROFT Blue White Mottled Drip Vase England Pottery Vintage
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Rare Shape Vintage Moorcroft LEAF  GRAPE Creamer and Sugar Bowl Berry Fruit Jug
Rare Shape Vintage Moorcroft LEAF GRAPE Creamer and Sugar Bowl Berry Fruit Jug
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Early Vintage Moorcroft White LEAF  GRAPE Inverted Rim Bowl Berry Fruit and
Early Vintage Moorcroft White LEAF GRAPE Inverted Rim Bowl Berry Fruit and
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Antique William Moorcroft UK Orchid Vase Pottery Signed and Labeled 10 3 4 Inch
Antique William Moorcroft UK Orchid Vase Pottery Signed and Labeled 10 3 4 Inch
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Moorcroft the Man by John Milligan

William Moorcroft was a born and bred Staffordshire potter, hailing right from the heart of Stoke in Burslem, no less. He was born in 1872, and his work spanned the Arts and Crafts and Art Noveau Movements, at the turn of the century.

When master potter William Moorcroft was learning his trade at his art school which became the place to be for local talent, he little knew what antique treasures he was about to produce. In 1897, William Moorcroft was offered a job as a designer with James MacIntyre and Company who wanted to start an art pottery department. Moorcroft remained the designer at MacIntyre prior to beginning his own firm, Moorcroft pottery in 1910.

This success encouraging him to set up on his own and continue to produce floral designs into the 1930s, using more exotic flowers could only mean greater success. Moorcroft now moved into a numberof floral designs interpreting the earlier work of Tiffany, Galle, and others in a new and unique style. He was quite prosperous through most of these times as the public demand for his work remained high. He further experimented with landscape designs, and these are now, years later highly sought after. The man's elder son, Walter, took over management and design on William's death.

William's artistry and designs were quickly recognized for their quality and innovation while the Second World War saw a return to the manufacture of plain goods for military and civilian use, and in 1945 William Moorcroft died.

A daughter, Beatrice, and a son, Walter, were born to William and his wife, Florence, in 1914 and 1917, respectively. William's son, Walter, reminiscing about his early experiences working for his father, once, apparently described his methods of manufacture as highly secretive and most unorthodox.

One thing is for certain, Moorcroft pottery was extremely popular back then and still remains as such to this very day.

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About the Author

Living in the UK with his wife, Sula and daughter Heidi, John has a Business degree and though qualified as a teacher, never pursued this as a full time career. Now running his own online business in Antiques & Collectibles.