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Post by Rob_C June 8th 2008, 5:52 am

Any ideas when it was made?
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The cross mark under the "Made in England" is under the glaze.  I think it's Moorcroft, but can't quite make it out. :con1:
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Post by twenty21 June 8th 2008, 10:09 am

Hello
I believe that the MOORCROFT MADE IN ENGLAND backstamp has been in use since c1986. Your bowl features the IRIS pattern and should be relatively recent. You can find more information about MOORCROFT marks at
http://www.perfectpieces.co.uk/backstinfo.php?pmanuid=10

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Post by Rob_C June 8th 2008, 5:40 pm

Thanks for the link. I suspected later in the company product line considering were I got it. The page says the MOORCROFT MADE IN ENGLAND backstamp has been in use since c1949. It's hard to actually see the marks since they're focusing on the labels and not the marks. It did change in c1986 and the one shown has a flag and date stamp as well as the WM monogram.
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Post by tenpot May 6th 2009, 11:13 am

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Post by dantheman July 29th 2009, 3:59 pm

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I have no idea what this pattern is called or who designed it but it's not often I see modern Moorcroft that I like

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Post by bistoboy June 20th 2010, 11:29 pm

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circa 1915. thw V&A have some too!
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Post by paulwoodpots March 31st 2012, 12:47 pm

Another recent find, I've had a lot of Moorcroft over the years but never one like this. Not seen a paper lable on the base before either. Ideas on a date?
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Post by big ed March 31st 2012, 12:57 pm

c1928-1949William Moorcroft full signature used from the opening of the Cobridge works along with MOORCROFT and or BURSLEM

ENGLAND added in 1916. MADE IN ENGLAND added in 1918. Sometimes with rectangular paper label used for pricing by retailers


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Post by keramark May 20th 2012, 11:25 am

Hi Guys,  went to a car booty this morning that i did'nt particularly want to go to until my buddy dragged me there and i found this, was absolutely covered in oil and sticky Gunge from the ladies garage where her hubby had been dumping all his fag ends into it, there it was sitting on the table with an old wooden Gavel sticking out of it which i took interest in, as i lifted it out of the vase i realised that the little of the tube lining i could see peeking through the dirt just could possibly be !. I asked the lady how much !,  £4 she said, " it's old, it belonged to my mother and i'm sorry about the dirt ",- " Don't have to apologise says i ",  i gave her the money and thanked her kindly, then i went and washed it in the gents to reveal the pattern and the marks.  Well Chuffed i was, and am... Just goes to show,  it's still out there ...   wondering if anyone knows the pattern and possibly the age !!! ...  Thank you in advance all ... Alan ..  Excellent

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Post by keramark May 20th 2012, 11:29 am

Think i should have posted this in another thread !!! ... Apologies if i do wrong ! ... Surrender
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Post by NaomiM May 20th 2012, 11:52 am

Well done. Happy
By coincidence I was googling Moorcroft signatures and saw one very similar, (scroll down and you'll see it) - http://flickeflu.com/groups/1641534@N23

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Post by keramark May 20th 2012, 1:11 pm

NaomiM wrote:Well done. Happy
By coincidence I was googling Moorcroft signatures and saw one very similar, (scroll down and you'll see it) - http://flickeflu.com/groups/1641534@N23

Thank you Naomi, it certainly does look similar ... Excellent
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Post by Oldmagpie May 20th 2012, 2:10 pm

Congratulations on your great find, not an expert in Moorcroft by any means, but I believe that pattern might be hibiscus which was first designed by Walter Moorcroft in about 1949, but was produced for a long time and may still be, not sure. The made in England impressed mark makes it quite a modern possibly the 80's again not 100% certain on that date.Walter is the son of William who took over after Wiliams death. The signature is WM for Walter Moorcroft, again further research needed to check but I think this signature is used on all pieces produced by the factory.

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Post by Oldmagpie May 20th 2012, 2:16 pm

Sorry, tried to edit

disregard the bit about the made in england as thinking about it that isnt correct it was used earlier than the 80's
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Post by keramark May 20th 2012, 2:43 pm

i honestly thought hibiscus when i cleaned it, just wasn't sure.
have had a comment saying maybe made around c1948-50 !!!.

Thank you Magpie, i appreciate all the help i can get .. Alan .. Most Excellent
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Post by dantheman May 20th 2012, 3:20 pm

I thought 195o.1970 but I'm no Moorcroft collector

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Post by keramark May 20th 2012, 3:49 pm

dantheman wrote:I thought 195o.1970 but I'm no Moorcroft collector

Me neither Dan, grateful for all the advice i can get. Most Excellent
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Post by Celtic_Fan May 21st 2012, 6:39 pm

No Moorcroft expert either - but looking through my Moorcroft book by Paul Atterbury:-

It looks to have the impressed moorcroft mark used from about 1949-1986.
The Walter Moorcroft signature looks to be the one used from 1945-1949.
So if that is correct, this would put the vase at 1949, which does match with the other opinion you've had.

A VERY nice find Most Excellent
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Post by keramark May 21st 2012, 7:01 pm

Celtic_Fan wrote:No Moorcroft expert either - but looking through my Moorcroft book by Paul Atterbury:-

It looks to have the impressed moorcroft mark used from about 1949-1986.
The Walter Moorcroft signature looks to be the one used from 1945-1949.
So if that is correct, this would put the vase at 1949, which does match with the other opinion you've had.

A VERY nice find Most Excellent

Thank you very much for that Celtic_Fan, so my 1948-50 guess is probably right !, even though this is not my thing i firstly thought Hibiscus for some strange reason !!!, must have been all those days tramping the fairs and Newark ... lol ... Excellent
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Post by pelops October 13th 2012, 11:45 am

Hi,

I have a Moorcroft Vase which is signed by William Moorcroft and dates to c1925 but cannot find the pattern anywhere.

Is there anyone who can positively identify what the Pattern Name is as I have had no success whatsoever?

Any help is much appreciated.

Many thanks
Andrew

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Post by big ed October 13th 2012, 12:33 pm

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Post by pelops October 13th 2012, 7:51 pm

Sorry about that. Thought I had done it right. Here (hopefully are the photo's.

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Post by Celtic_Fan October 13th 2012, 8:11 pm

Those are Columbine flowers (also known as aquilegia) a common garden flower.
And that is the name of the design -columbine.
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Post by pelops October 13th 2012, 8:51 pm

Hi Celtic_Fan,

thanks for that, I didn't recognise it because it seems a different colourway and better painted than the usual.

I think I may be wrong about the date then. What date would you give it?

Also, is it by William or Walter?

Many thanks
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Post by Celtic_Fan October 14th 2012, 11:28 pm

Hi Andrew,

I'm no 'expert' on Moorcroft, but I do like it and so have a book to look things up. But I'm quite good at my plants, so recognised the flower and was able to use my book for the design name.

Any Moorcroft collectors here may be able to date it acurately for you.

But - going back to the book to answer you. Columbine was Walter's first independant design, drawn in 1947. It says that it was "confined to a few pieces only until the early 1980's when he designed a complete range."

Not having a 'Royal Warrent' label could indicate it was made after 1978 - although any label could have come off or I don't know if every vase produced had one during the years it was used.

Hopefully someone with knowledge will chip in and let us know.
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