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Moorcroft Vase
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33052
Had an email from one of our colonial cousins in Australia. She has a Moorcroft vase and this is stamp[ed on the base. She wants to know if anyone knows anything about the company BROWN & CO. I've checked the early 1900 directories but can't find anything listed? Can anyone help?

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd April 2021 at 17:48

I have a few pieces of Moorcroft Ron , it would be lovely to see the pattern. I don't know anything about Browns though. I still have the actual price sticker on the bottom of mine which state Potters to Queen Mary. I love Moorcroft pottery it has increased in value since I bought mine in the seventies.

Comment by: Tom(Tom)Walsh on 2nd April 2021 at 20:17

Ron just a thought, I wonder if Brown and Haigh was originally , Brown and Co.

Comment by: Edna on 2nd April 2021 at 21:36

Moorcroft pottery is usually stamped with the designer's signature.They have different designer's, Macintye is one of them, I believe there are a few,so maybe Brown is another designer.

Comment by: James Hanson on 3rd April 2021 at 01:10

That piece was manufactured at Macintyre's, in Burslem, Staffordshire, between 1897 and 1913.
Brown and Co. could be any company of that name, who had the pottery made for them, by Macintyre's, as gifts for clients.

Comment by: Pw on 3rd April 2021 at 08:10

From what I have read William Moorcroft worked as a designer for Macintyre before setting up his own company,both his signature and the makers mark are on the bottom of the vase.Brown&co could be a retailer,shop or could have commissioned special pieces.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 3rd April 2021 at 08:49

I have never owned a piece of Moorcroft but I love it and always enjoy seeing and admiring pieces of it in shops.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 3rd April 2021 at 09:19

I have seen other items where the seller's name was printed on the base. I'm sure this is the case Just a matter of finding who BROWN & CO were Ive checked Tom's BROWN & HAIG thought but cant find anything? It is quite a nice vase I'll upload a photo.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 3rd April 2021 at 21:08

Yes Irene,I'm the same,I love it but don't own any unfortunately.

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 7th April 2021 at 15:17

In 1924 Kelly's Directory Brown and Co are China and Glass Dealers at 51 Mesnes St

Comment by: RON HUNT on 7th April 2021 at 16:23

Thanks Kath passed the info on. Have you got access to this directory? I would love to see it.

Comment by: Pw on 7th April 2021 at 17:51

Well done Kath.

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 7th April 2021 at 20:30

The Directory is on Ancestry.
Do the people in Oz say how and when they acquired the vase and if they have any Wigan connections?

Comment by: Pw on 8th April 2021 at 07:17

Well done Kath.

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