Vintage Moorcroft squat vase in the Hibiscus pattern by Walter Moorcroft.
A substantial item with a height of 103mm, a diameter of 132mm and a weight of 470g.
The original hibiscus pattern was designed by Walter Moorcroft in 1949 and then redrawn from 1960. The coral hibiscus pattern originally from 1968, as featured on this vase, was also designed by Walter Moorcroft.
With some Moorcroft items it can be difficult to assess age as some production runs could be quite long, and it was not until 1990 that Moorcroft began using year cyphers to show when an item was actually made.
However the style of the impressed MOORCROFT and MADE IN ENGLAND marks on the base of this vase suggests it was made from 1986 but also as a there is no year cypher present the latest possible date should be 1989.
From the detail above it would be reasonable to assess the date of manufacture as c1986 to 1989.
The item is clearly of a genuine vintage age.
The vase is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. There are a few minor areas of crazing on the lower levels of the vase which are too faint to be seen on the images. The colours remain bright and the floral pattern on the dark green ground is very attractive.
Overall, an impressive piece and an item which should prove a worthy addition to many a collection of vintage Moorcroft pottery.
Available online only however if visiting the Antiques Centre in York please visit Cabinet 138 situated on the Lower Ground Floor to view other items of Moorcroft Pottery, from early vintage pieces to more modern examples, plus a selection of collectibles and items of silverware.
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