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William Morris Collection 2019

‘A house that I love with a reasonable love I think: for though my words may give you no idea of any special charm about it, yet I assure you that the charm is there; so much has the old house grown up out of the soil and the lives of those that lived on it: some thin thread of tradition, a half-anxious sense of the delight of meadow and acre and wood and river; a certain amount (not too much let us hope) of common sense, a liking for making material serve one's turn, and perhaps at bottom some little grain of sentiment...’ - William Morris

William Morris is best known as one of the Nineteenth Century's most celebrated designers. A key figure in the Arts & Crafts Movement, Morris championed a principle of handmade production that did not chime with the Victorian era's focus on industrial 'progress'.

Itself a lone survivor from the Arts and Crafts movement, Moorcroft has kept the spirit of Morris’s work alive. We are delighted to present a collection dedicated to this remarkable man, inspired by his wallpapers and textiles but also carpets, embroideries, tapestries, tiles and book designs.

The Forest - Ginger Jar
Limited Edition

The Forest 769/8 Ginger Jar

£965.00

William Morris' used birds and animals in his early tapestries as a forebearer to his later carpet p..

Kelmscott Artichoke - Ginger Jar

Kelmscott Artichoke 769/4 Ginger Jar

£380.00

William De Morgan was a lifelong friend of William Morris, and worked with him at Morris, Marshall, ..

Arts and Crafts - Plaque
Item Reduced Numbered Edition

Arts and Crafts PLQ13 Plaque

£835.00 £417.50

Rachel Bishop has been described as ‘a true disciple of William Morris’. There is no doubt that Rach..

Forever Pimpernel - Vase
Limited Edition

Forever Pimpernel 7/5 Vase

£365.00

William Morris’s ‘Pimpernel' wallpaper, created around 1876, features a symmetrical pattern of entwi..

Dearle - Vase
Limited Edition

Dearle 914/6 Vase

£480.00

Morris & Co.’s chief designer, John Henry Dearle, was trained by William Morris, and contributed imm..

Williams Pear - Vase
Item Reduced Limited Edition

Williams Pear 82/16 Vase

£975.00 £487.50

William Morris was a prolific poet, and his first books of poetry, The Defence of Guinevere (1858) a..

Kelmscott Swans - Vase

Kelmscott Swans 914/2 Vase

£185.00

William De Morgan was a lifelong friend of William Morris, and worked with him at Morris, Marshall, ..

Peacocks & Dragons - Vase
Numbered Edition

Peacocks & Dragons 80/16 Vase

£1,960.00

‘If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of art and the thing most to b..

Watchful Eye - Vase
Limited Edition

Watchful Eye 198/5 Vase

£560.00

Featuring swirling leaves, watchful birds, rose-filled trellises and fruit tree branches, the design..

Acanthus Reborn - Vase
Numbered Edition

Acanthus Reborn 364/20 Vase

£2,475.00

William Morris used time and time again curved acanthus leaves and willow and honeysuckle branches, ..

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