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Massive Moorcroft at Charterhouse April Auction

A Moorcroft vase, one of the largest ones ever made by this very popular factory is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their Decorative Arts auction on Friday 18th April at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne. England.

moorcroft.jpgSaleroom staff member David Sims with the massive Moorcroft vase in the Charterhouse auction on Friday 18th April £600-1,000

“Moorcroft is perhaps one of the most recognizable pottery manufacturers from the 20th century with its distinctive tube line decoration, deep lustre glazes and wonderful designs.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The market for Moorcroft is still very strong, not only for the early pieces, but also for the more modern items such as this vase.”

Moorcroft was founded in 1897 by William Moorcroft, and the Charterhouse vase was designed by his son, Walter Moorcroft, for the company’s centenary celebrations in 1997. As a limited edition of only 200 vases made, the pattern called After the Storm stands over 50 cm high will certainly attract collectors and dealers to this Sherborne sale, especially as it is featured in a full page colour illustration in the book “Walter Moorcroft – Memories of Life and Living.”.

Estimated at £600-1,000, the vase forms part of a busy April for the Sherborne based salerooms. First up is their auction of classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia at Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, where 250 lots of automobilia and 60 lots of vehicles and motorbikes go under the hammer with estimates from £20 up to £25,000. Next there is the sale including this marvellous Moorcroft vase on 18th April amongst other specialist ceramics, pictures and sporting items at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne.

For further information regarding these sales, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, 01935 812277