William Moorcroft 'Carp' a Fine and Rare Florian Double Gourd Vase, circa 1902
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William Moorcroft 'Carp' a Fine and Rare Florian Double Gourd Vase, circa 1902
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 19,249) inc. premium
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William Moorcroft 'Carp' a Fine and Rare Florian Double Gourd Vase, circa 1902 William Moorcroft 'Carp' a Fine and Rare Florian Double Gourd Vase, circa 1902
Lot Details
William Moorcroft
'Carp' a Fine and Rare Florian Double Gourd Vase, circa 1902
decorated with three shells to the swollen neck, the body with three Japanese style fish swimming amongst aquatic foliage, the bodies highlighted in tones of yellow and blue, against a mottled blue and green ground
29.5cm high, signed in green 'W.Moorcroft des', printed Florian mark, impressed numeral '6'

Footnotes

  • Similar vases in the traditional Florian blue and green colourways can be seen in Paul Atterbury's 'Moorcroft 1897-1993; New Edition', Dennis and Edwards, 2008, pg 45 and 46.

    This example is now the third example to be offered in these rooms in recent years: see 'The Richard Wright Collection of Moorcroft Pottery', 21st September 2010, lot 778 for an example with yellow and tan fish; and 'British Ceramic Design', 23rd September, 2009, lot 228 for a flambé version.
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