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181. English Moore Brothers Porcelain Cream Gilt Cherub Cacti Centerpiece 19th Cent
A Very Impressive Example of an English Moore Brothers Porcelain Centerpiece of outstanding quality and generous proportions.
Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
This rare and unusual tall form Centerpiece depicting flowering Cacti, with a pair of loosely draped winged Cherubs holding aloft an oval bowl with similar moulded decoration, ending on an oval naturalistic base with Greek Key pattern in gilt and black enameling.
Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, professional restoration to one wing, some restoration to tips of flowers, there one hairline on top rim which is not easy to notice, see images. Impressed marks at base as shown.
Height: 10.75” (27.5cm). Width: (at top area) 9.5” (24cm). Depth: (at top area) 8.5" (21cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Fixed price affordable Worldwide Store to door shipping.
Moore Brothers 1872-1905 a brief history:
Bernard Moore and his younger brother Samulel Vincent Moore were manufacturers of China Tableware, high quality ornamental items to include Mantle Clocks and Fluid Lamps, almost using cream grounds wih gilt highlights, some decorative pieces were also hand painted in colours. The factory was located in St. Mary’s Works, Longton, Staffordshire, England, employing up to one hundred and fifty people by 1881.
In September 1905 the their original moulds were sold to Thomas C Wild.
Bernard Moore moved to premises at Wolfe Street, Stoke, on his own he became a “Consultant Potter” making pieces with spectacular glazes.
Final image shows an advert from “The Pottery Gazette” January 1880.