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Vicky Lovatt’s limited edition piece a dazzling homage to ‘The Few’.
Moorcroft have released Battle of Britain, a 25cm-high vase on the 75/10 pattern.
Designed by Vikki Lovatt to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle, it’s ablaze with swooping Spitfires and soaring Huricanes as they defend the turbulent skies over the cliffs of Dover.
A hugely exhuberant piece, its reasonable price and limited edition of just 75 pieces worldwide means that it will sell out very quickly; dealer allocations will be small. Do contact me if you'd like a piece reserving.
You can find further pictures and information by clicking here.
Right: Battle of Britain (detail)
Six new pieces featuring British birds, designed by Kerry Goodwin and Rob Tabbenor
Moorcroft have released their Discover Nature collection, an oddly vague name for six impressive pieces, each featuring a British bird.
This is the fifth year Moorcroft have supported the RSPB, the UK’s largest nature conservation charity. As in previous years, a royalty from the sale of each piece will go to support the RSPB’s work.
The collection features the much loved but not uncommon (The Nation’s Favourite – the Robin, in case you hadn’t guessed – Siskin, Bullfinch Blues); the common but unloved (Jays at Home); and the extremely uncommon Hen Harrier in Skydancer.
Skydancer is perhaps the most interesting of the bunch, depicting a male and female Hen Harrier, of which only a few breeding pairs remain in the UK. Befitting their rarity, Moorcroft have introduced a completely new framed twelve-inch circular plaque. A royalty from this piece will go to the RSPB’s admirable Skydancer project.
Two diminutive models complete the collection, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Barn Owl. These tiny pieces, both by Rob Tabbenor, are under three inches tall, but burst with detail: an ideal gift for any twitcher !
We have the first batch of pieces in stock, and as some pieces are in small limited editions, do let me know if you would like a piece booked to avoid disappointment.
Full details of all the pieces may be found here.
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New collection for Spring 2015
Moorcroft have announced the Music and Movement collection.
Comprising of 13 limited and numbered editions and 4 open editions, ‘Music and Movement’ takes whimsical inspiration from nineteenth century music and themes of transport – or as Moorcroft put it
The Music and Movement Collection… is a kinetic, exciting and melodic collection – a stimulation of the mind, the emotions and the senses and above all, a feast of colour for the eye.
Standout pieces include Paul Hilditch’s Bullnose Morris, a celebration of Oxford’s motor industry (better than it sounds), a Beardsley-esque Madama Butterfly by Rachel Bishop and two pieces by Emmas Bossons that fit best with the collection’s name – Folies-Bergère and Degas Dancers.
Pieces should arrive with retailers by the end of April, but as ever, if something catches your eye it’s best to contact me to avoid disappointment.
For full details click here.
Discounts of up to 33%, free shipping in UK
We have just added twelve discounted Elliot Hall Enamel limited edition pieces to our Specials section.
These include beauties like Tiger, Pansies and my own favourite Primrose and Bumblebee (pictured right).
The tiny Santa Sledging Christmas tree decoration is included, as well as last year's Santa piece.
Each of the enamels comes with a sumptuous official Elliot Hall presentation case, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the designer.
Prices have been reduced by as much as 33% from RRP, but we only have one example of each piece – so if you see something you like, don’t delay !
Right: Primrose and Bumblebee, number 5 in a limited edition of 5, reduced to £275 from £334
New section for sale and special pieces
If you go to our Moorcroft pages you’ll find a new section called Specials.
In it you’ll find some super bargains, and specially priced sale items, offering discounts of up to 45% off RRP.
It’s worth repeating that here at the Cotswold Shop we have never, and will never sell anything but first quality Moorcroft pieces. It’s our view that so-called ‘seconds’ should not leave the factory: you certainly won't find any in our shop or on our website.
We hope to update the page regularly, so do check to see if there's anything you fancy: everyone loves a bargain !
28th Jan: New pieces now in stock
I have today had my first delivery of Moorcroft’s 2015 range.
While several of the Limited & Numbered editions were already booked to eager customers, we have Aces High, my personal favourite Bus Stop, Cher Ami, Clonter Wood, The Coupling Thistle,
Garden Castle, Gotham's Iris, T he Pheasants of Snow Hollow, Sunshine Chandelier, Swept Away, Who Goes There and Wind Runner in stock.
In addition we have 25 new Range pieces.
More Limited and Range pieces will be in stock soon. Check the site for more details, and as ever, let me know if there’s anything you would like reserving.
Over one hundred new pieces revealed.
Moorcroft have today released their 2015 collection.
It contains 20 new limited or numbered editions; seven brand-new ranges containing 40 pieces; and 44 additional pieces to existing ranges.
Immediate stand-outs include Coming to America, a stunning new piece by Paul Hilditch (detail right), Kerry Goodwin’s thoughtful Bus Stop and Colibris, a breathtaking triple-panel piece of exotic birds by Emma Bossons.
Of the new ranges Forever England by Vicky Lovatt picks up on one of the most popular pieces of 2014, and displays Moorcroft at its traditional best: a strong, warm palette on deceptively simple designs. Rachel Bishop’s Honeysuckle Haven is a beautifully coloured new range that looks destined to be extremely popular.
Of the additions to existing ranges, Bramble Revisited gets an extensive makeover with 8 of its 12 pieces being new shapes.
Retailers will be taking delivery around the end of January but, as usual, if something catches your eye please contact me ASAP. Some of the Limited Edition pieces from the Collection of Remembrance sold out in a matter of weeks, leaving many collectors disappointed.
Happy browsing !
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New collection at the Cotswold Shop
I’ve been enchanted with Frogman solid bronze sculptures since I first saw them.
These beautiful pieces have a gem-like iridescence, yet are astonishingly lifelike.
Designed and hand-crafted in California by British-born Tim Cotterill, each is sculpted using the age-old lost wax process – one that would have been familiar to the ancient Egyptians.
Each Frogman bronze comes as part of a limited edition of between 100 and 5000 pieces, with each piece being signed and numbered. Because they’re hand finished, no two frogs are alike, and each has its own individual character.
While there’s much more I could say about Frogman bronzes, it’s difficult to appreciate the depth of colour, realism and sheer craftsmanship until you hold one of these exquisite pieces in your hand.
I hope you can drop by to the Cotswold Shop to see these charming creatures for yourself. In the meantime we have some excellent images of our current stock, which we will be expanding in the next few weeks.
Click here to see our new Frogman family.