Moore Bros






 

Location and period of operation:

Moore Bros

Longton

1872

1905

 (See sources)

Bernard Moore and his younger brother Samuel Vincent Moore, manufacturers of china tableware and high quality ornamental pieces at St. Mary's Works, Longton

By 1881 they were employing 150 people at their pottery works. 

In September 1905 the moulds, designs of Moore Bros. were sold and the St. Mary's works were sold to Thomas C. Wild.

Bernard took premises at Wolfe Street, Stoke - he became a 'Consultant Potter' and manufactured pieces with spectacular glazes  and Samuel V. Moore appears to have left the potting business. 

 

on the Moore family of potters

 


Moore Brothers
St. Mary's Works, Longton

 The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880


Moore Brothers
St. Mary's Works, Longton

 The Pottery Gazette, 1st July 1880

 


 

Advertisement from 1889 Keates directory
Advertisement from 1889 Keates directory
(from Staffordshire Potters by Henrywood)

 

Initials used on ware for identification:

MOORE

MOORE BROS

 


 


Made by Moore Bros. during the 1880's/90's it takes the form of a hollow flower head sitting in a pair of cornucopia like stems which have 3 hollow apertures for stems/buds, the whole being adorned to each side with an orchid.
printed marks of Moore Bros on base


Moore Bros flower vase with cherub

Moore Bros flower vase with cherub
impressed 'MOORE' on base

 



  Moore Bros grotesque monkey figure.
Moore Bros grotesque monkey figure.


An unusual bone china figure resembling a monkey or imaginary creature, with devil like features, walking down a tree stump hanging by its tail. Characteristic glass eyes. Covered all over in a vivid bright green glaze. Height approx. 6 (150mm).

This figure represents one of Bernard Moores earliest attempts at the production of quirky and grotesque animal figures and was probably produced around 1905 during the life of the Moore Brothers Pottery and prior to the experimental glazes and decoration techniques produced by Moore in his Wolfe Street Studio. 

This figure is known, decorated in the same colours, bearing the BM mark indicating decoration at some later date at the Wolfe Street premises.

Moore Bros England
Marked on the underside Moore Bros England, 
together with an impressed mark 'England' 

 


 

small Moore Bros plate dating from c.1902 -1915
small Moore Bros plate dating from c.1902 -1905
the subject appears to be a turtle picked out in gold
on a green glaze background

 


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