Claremont Flambé

Image credit: © W Moorcroft Ltd

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A Claremont flambé twin-handled vase, featuring mushrooms under glaze. William Moorcroft started producing rouge flambé glazes in 1922. William created some pure glaze effects in flambé but also as an overlay on ware that had been decorated with his designs. During the next two decades, William became a master of the flambé process. By its nature, each piece was utterly unique, exploiting the full range of sang-de-boeuf (reds), yellows, orange and brown. William controlled the kiln himself, carefully nursing it through the vital transmutation process unaided. The Moorcroft flambé bottle oven was demolished in 1971.




Claremont Flambé




pottery; metallic oxides with flambe overlay


H 20.3 x W 20 cm

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Acquisition method

part of the Moorcroft Museum at the Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre following an acquisition of W. Moorcroft Ltd, 1986

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Signature/marks description

William Moorcroft blue signature painted

Inscription description

impressed 'Potter to Her Majesty the Queen'. Also impressed 'O' and 'Made in England.'


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W. Moorcroft Limited, Sandbach Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST6 2DQ England

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