In 1898, Florian Ware was born. These were the first designs identified as Moorcroft, complete with raised tubelined outlines. Tubelining is now deemed a heritage skill that Moorcroft has perfected over the generations. Next pieces were carefully hand painted with the small handful of limited colours William Moorcroft had available to him. Undoubtedly, one of William’s most famous Florian Ware designs, was Cornflower, with good examples of this design reaching astronomical heights on the secondary market.
Bleuet bursts into life with an abundance of golden cornflowers. This design is perfected by the sheer brilliance of decoration, as vast spectres of Sicilian red oranges and grapefruit-yellow, flood the senses. With the prowess of the post-millennium Moorcroft designers, Nicola Slaney drapes tiny forget-me-knot like flowers in hues of light-grey to true-blue over the sacred cornflower, as if giving William a garland of flowers, bestowed with a kiss.
What is a Moorcroft second? All our art pottery is closely inspected before it leaves the Moorcroft factory and the selection process is as rigorous as any in the world. As a result, not all pieces emerge unblemished in their quality assessment. The fault or faults may be in the finish of a piece, whether it be a tiny tubeline miss, an incorrectly painted petal, or a small glaze run. Seconds are not ‘red-dotted’, all of them are far too good for that, and each seconds piece has a charm and individuality of its own. Any fault is not structural and the piece can still be used for the purpose it was made.
The 'Was' price shown is the Best Quality RRP of this design and shape.
A Gift Box is not supplied with this productWas: £835.00
- Designer: Nicola Slaney
- Dimensions: H 18.00 x W 16.50 x D 16.50 cm
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Width16.50cm
- Product Height18.00cm
- Product Depth16.50cm
- Designer:Nicola Slaney
- Design Window (Style):Florian & Structured