Moorcroft Pottery Vase Natural Line Arts Crafts Rare
From what I am told this may be a very rare Moorcroft English Pottery vase from the Natural
Pottery Line that was done in a beautiful mother of pearl (almost salmon) gloss drip over a very large ribbed arts and crafts
form. This particular vase measures just under 10 and 1/2" tall, has an opening that is approx 5" across,
and a base that is approx 5 and 1/4" across. The widest part of the vase is the upper middle at approx 7 and 1/4"
across. Also, this vase is very heavy and was obviously well made. Often the shapes in this line were ribbed with
a uniform overglaze. Most of these vases were made between 1930 and 1939. The glaze effect on this vase is a very
beautiful mother of pearl (almost light salmon colored) or opalescent with hints of drips here and there. The condition
of the vase is very fine with no chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. There are what I would call some minor glaze rubs
on this vase so some small areas of the surface appear silver or blue but these are minor compared to the overall glaze body.
The bottom of the vase is marked MOORCROFT BURSLEM MADE IN ENGLAND in small impressed block letters. There is also what
appears to be a very small impressed "8" under this in the same block letter format. I have no idea what this
little number stands for. Also, under the glaze bottom is what appears to be some scratched in numbers "6794".
Again, I have no idea what this means except it could be an indicator for an experimental glaze color or form. There
is also what appears to be a remnant of an old strip of tape to the bottom which could have been anything or an indicator
of who owned this vase. This is truly a beautiful but different kind of Moorcroft Pottery vase than what most people
see. If you collect Moorcroft or any odd or beautiful pottery vases don't miss out on this one. I do have more pictures of this vase if you are interested in seeing them. Please e mail me a