A sought-after Moorcroft tea set has sold for a record-breaking hammer price of £15,400 at a recent sale at London and Berkshire auction house, Dawsons.
The sale included 64 lots of Moorcroft, all from a private collection.
The star of the sale was the William Moorcroft silver overlaid ‘pomegranate’ three-piece tea set, which was dated from 1912. Decorated with a band of pomegranates, leaves and berries, bidders online and over the telephone waged a fierce bidding war for the lot, with it eventually selling to a UK-based private collector.
Richard Harrison of Dawsons, who curated the sale and held the auction of the items, commented: “It has been a real pleasure handling, researching and putting this auction together. I am so pleased that we achieved such great prices for our client”.
Other star items of Moorcroft in the auction included:
- A rare and unusual William Moorcroft flambé vase, which sold for £4,100.
- A Moorcroft ‘Honeysuckle’ pattern bowl, which sold for £1,800.
- William Moorcroft for Liberty & Co, ‘ a ‘Pomegranate’ pattern coupe which sold for £1,400.
- William Moorcroft for Liberty & Co, a ‘Claremont’ pattern vase, which sold for £950.