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Moorcroft Centenary Florian Yacht Vase

Stock ref: DS2574

Circa 1997

A perfect example of the "Moorcroft Pottery' Florian Yacht Vase made in small numbers to commemorate the firms 100th anniversary. Tubelined and features sailing yachts on the sea, butterflys and dated both 1897 and 1997 in shades of light and deeper blue glazes. Marked and signed to the base, numbered 798.

This commemorative vase was modelled in 1996 from a  surviving image of this iconic vase, first designed by William Morrcroft in 1899 for the launch of his 'Florian Wares' range. No surving pieces were thought to exist but one was found in 2001, it was subsequently sold in 2010 at Bonhams for £ 12,000. An image of this original piece is shown in the image montage below.

Size: 17.5(dia) x 23.2(h)cm

£ 390