Columbine pattern (1947) was the first pattern that Walter Moorcroft designed
4" Across at Top X 2" Tall
Back Ground Color and Gum remnants from Royal Warrant Label tend to date this bowl to circa 1953.
Very Good Condition
(Hairline and Glaze Loss)
The history of Moorcroft Pottery goes back before the founding of the pottery in 1913 by William Moorcroft (1872-1945). In 1897 Moorcroft was hired by James Macintyre & Company of Burselem to manage its newly established art pottery department. Pottery produced by Moorcroft's department, utilizing the slip trailing/tube lining method of ornamentation, with designs heavily influenced by William Morris and the arts and crafts movement soon became very popular. So much so, that in 1913 when Macintyre decided to close the department and focus solely on ceramic products used for industry, Moorcroft with funding from London's famous Liberty Department Store was able to open his own pottery. With William's death in 1945 his oldest son Walter Moorcroft (1917-2002) took over management of the company. It continues to this day.
An English Tradition Since 1897