William Moorcroft, attributed  A Highly Unusual Florian Light Counter-weight, circa 1900
Lot 187*
An unusual Florian light counter-weight, attributed to William Moorcroft Circa 1900
Sold for £137 (US$ 231) inc. premium
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19th and 20th Century Ceramics and Decorative Arts
An unusual Florian light counter-weight, attributed to William Moorcroft
Circa 1900
The tear-drop pottery casing tubelined with floral motifs, in two-tones of blue and a gilt collar, to one end there is a circular pulley wheel, and the other end a metal wire loop, with screw aperture;
Total height 18cm, screw with 'Regd. No. 308461'

Footnotes

  • This very rare object is believed to be a counter-weight for a suspended ceiling light, an early example of Moorcroft's belief that the design of useful pieces was as important as producing pieces purely for ornament. It shows the varied range of pieces that James Macintyre & Co manufactured, this piece perhaps being a cross-over between their more utilitarian pieces and the Art Pottery department.
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