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Antique English Moorcroft Tudric Tazza Dish for Liberty & Co

US$575

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A circular Moorcroft tazza dish on an outswept Tudric pewter pedestal base, made in England for Liberty & Co. of London and dating circa 1920. The art pottery dish or shallow bowl was designed by William Moorcroft (British, 1872–1945) and skillfully decorated with hand-painted pansy blossoms in shades of pink and blue with green leaves on a dark blue ground. The Tudric pewter foot was likely made in the workshop of William Hair Haseler of Birmingham. The pedestal foot has a silvery hammered finish in the Arts & Crafts taste and is stamped MADE / IN / ENGLAND / TUDRIC / MOORCROFT / 01514 / MADE BY LIBERTY & CO on the base. Very good condition with some expected scratches on the base. The diminutive tazza measures 5.38 in. diameter x 2.5 in. height, the perfect size to hold jewelry on a vanity or night stand; it would also make a handsome desk accessory.

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William Moorcroft

William Moorcroft (1872–1945), the founder of the celebrated British art-pottery company that shares his last name, was both an aesthete and a technical innovator. Along with William de Morgan, he is regarded as one of the greatest ceramists of the Arts and Crafts movement, yet Moorcroft’s singular style is heavily inflected with the lush naturalism of the Art Nouveau school of art and design.

The son of a decorative pottery painter, Moorcroft was born in Staffordshire, the center of English ceramics-making, studied at the Wedgwood Institute and in 1897 joined the local pottery manufacturer James Macintyre & Co. as a designer. After a year, he was put in charge of the company’s art-pottery studio, and there he developed a new style of wares named “Florian,” made with a technique called tube-lining, or slip-trailing. In this method, decorative motifs are outlined with a thin, raised border produced by piping a thread of clay onto the body of a vessel — much like squeezing toothpaste from a tube.

Moorcroft, who took the unusual step of signing his ceramics, would go on to win numerous international awards. In 1913, backed by the London department store Liberty & Co., he left Macintyre to open his own workshop. Queen Mary, wife of King George V, gave Moorcroft her Royal Warrant in 1928. Shortly before he died in 1945, his son, Walter Moorcroft (1917–2002), took over as head of the firm. The pottery company is still in business in Staffordshire, with a design department headed by Rachel Bishop.

William Moorcroft’s ceramics are noted for their colorful, ebullient (and often slightly surreal) decorations depicting stylized natural forms — flowers, toadstools, fruit (pomegranate is a favorite among collectors), insects and landscapes. Most Moorcroft wares are finished with a glossy overglaze. Blue-and-white and pastel shades were generally used as underglazes on early Moorcroft pieces, and he later developed a rich, ruddy background glaze he called “flambé.”

Moorcroft art pottery has a rich, warm and inviting look — a comforting aesthetic that explains their enduring appeal.

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