Fish Matt Glaze

Image credit: © W Moorcroft Ltd

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A lidded pot featuring fish circling the body of the pot, with a magnolia matt glaze, and a hairline crack. In William's early years, his fish designs were often decorated with carp in a distinct Japanese style. This 1930s piece of art pottery shows how the Japanese element has disappeared with fish less definable as a species and appear to float freely, unencumbered by surrounding weeds and swirls. This design uses a matt magnolia glaze.




Fish Matt Glaze




metallic oxides on clay


H 9 x W 12 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

Inscription description

impressed marks 'Moorcroft Made in England' '147'


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

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