A good Moorcroft 'Claremont' tea set, circa 1913-1916,
Lot 204
A good Moorcroft 'Claremont' tea set, circa 1913-1916,
Sold for £4,817 (US$ 8,092) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A good Moorcroft 'Claremont' tea set,
circa 1913-1916,
the teapot of squat ovoid shape with loop handle, the milk and sugar bowls of globe shape with loop handles, the cups of trumpet shape with moulded handles, all decorated with toadstools in muted red, green and ochre tones against a mottled blue-green ground, comprising teapot and cover, milk jug, sugar bowl, four cups and four saucers,
teapot 15cm, green painted marks.

Footnotes

  • In addition to the painted signature, the teapot and sugar bowl from this service bear the name Shreve & Company San Francisco by the same hand. Shreve were established in 1852 and remain one of the Bay Area's premier jewellery retailers. For a similar 'Claremont' service see Paul Atterbury Moorcroft, p.73, fig.3
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