We are proud to stock an extensive collection of magnificent classic vintage pieces, designed by William and Walter Moorcroft between 1897 to 1955, an era that most collectors consider encompasses the company’s finest work. In additional we have rare or desirable Moorcroft from the 1980s onwards.
Some collectors love the older patterns because of the sublime delicacy of tubelining, an art now sadly lost. Others are attracted to depth of lustre and colours that cannot be replicated by today’s potters. Apart from the delicacy and painterly quality of the decoration, in many cases the chemicals and rare metals that were used in the glaze are no longer permitted to be fired in kilns for health reasons, meaning we will never see the like of these pieces again.
As Moorcroft buffs will know, William Moorcroft’s formula for the Flambé glaze, along with his technique for firing, was a closely guarded secret. William passed it on to his son Walter, but because of the mercuric oxide used to create the red underglaze, true Moorcroft Flambé can never be accurately reproduced.
All our vintage stock is guaranteed to be in at least very good condition, with no chips, cracks, damage or restoration.
Unless specified, all recent pieces come with original Moorcroft boxes. In keeping with The Cotswold Gift Gallery’s philosophy, none of the pieces are seconds: we only ever sell first quality, undamaged pieces.
As ever, we can quote for fully insured shipping to the US, Canada and Australia.