William Moorcroft 'Carp' a rare and impressive double-gourd Vase, circa 1902

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Lot 778
William Moorcroft
'Carp' a rare and impressive double-gourd Vase, circa 1902

Sold for £ 12,000 (US$ 15,690) inc. premium
William Moorcroft
'Carp' a rare and impressive double-gourd Vase, circa 1902
decorated with three scallop shells to the neck, the body with three Japanese style fish swimming amongst aquatic foliage, the bodies highlighted in tones of yellow and tan, against a mottled blue ground
29.9cm high, painted in green 'W.Moorcroft des' no printed or impressed marks (minor restoration to rim)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Harriman Judd Collection

    Exhibited: County Museum of Art, Los Angeles 1983

    First introduced in 1902, Moorcroft's 'Carp' design encapsulates his unique talent of applying design to form to a striking success, capturing the fluidity and movement of the fish in the process. Similar vases in the traditional blue and green colourways can be seen in Paul Atterbury's 'Moorcroft 1897-1993; New Edition', Dennis and Edwards, 2008, pg 45 and 46. A flambé version of this vase was offered in these rooms in the 'British Ceramic Design' auction, 23rd September, 2009, lot 228.
William Moorcroft 'Carp' a rare and impressive double-gourd Vase, circa 1902
William Moorcroft 'Carp' a rare and impressive double-gourd Vase, circa 1902
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