BROWN & CO.8 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33054
Seen one on the internet.It is called Cornflower
That is a beautiful vase, I haven't seen that pattern before it must be an old one. It'll be worth a lot you can bet your bottom dollar. There will be a name for it. The ones I have are a bit more modern than that from the the sixties and seventies... still worth a lot more than was paid. The vase is an unusual shape. I Would have it valued. The shop in Westhoughton where I bought my Moorcroft has gone now. It was a family business. I would have taken a copy of that photo to him, he was very knowledgable as they sold it for years and years.
My old next door neighbour had a Moorcroft vase which he put in a cupboard meant for a gas meter during the war. He nailed the cupboard shut and forgot about it. When he died the new owner found and threw it in the bin. When she saw my few pieces she realised what she had done! She didn't know about Moorcroft.! I bet it was worth at least a £1000 today if not more. Thanks for showing the pattern Ron. I am sure it's worth a lot. I have a friend who has loads of it. I'll 'save' the photo if you don't mind and show it to her. It may be too old for her though.
I'm not doubting that at all, but how odd! Cornflowers themselves are a very distinctive bright blue....perhaps there are other colours of cornflower? Or maybe poetic licence on the part of the painter.
Cornflowers come in a variety of colours but the most common is blue.The vase I was looking at was sold for £1260 in 2008
There is a rare pattern Irene in Moorcroft called 'Pink Cornflower' I have just googled it. The vase is not the same shape though although that doesn't matter. I have a lamp and vase in Magnolia which is pink and cream matching.
Thanks Pw and Veronica...I didn't know about the different colours of cornflowers.
The damage around the rim will hold the price back?