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409. Antique English Moore Brothers Porcelain Cream Gilt Jardiniere Centerpiece 19 Ct
A Very Impressive Example of an English Moore Brothers Porcelain Centerpiece of outstanding quality and medium proportions.
Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
This rare and unusual bulbous form Centerpiece depicting flowering Cacti, on a leaf formed body ending on a gilt naturalistic base.
Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, two small losses to flower tips, see final image.
Height: 6.25” (16cm). Width: (at central area) 6.25” (16cm). Depth: (at central area) 6.25" (16cm).
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.