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To drink your tea from anything else !
Wouldn’t it be delightful to sip your tea from an Alicia Amison desiged Moorcroft mug ?
Well, dream on no longer. Just click ‘Read More’ below...
Moorcroft have released a few mugs to selected official retailers. The mug is in the Bramble Revisited pattern, fits in the hand nicely and holds a decent cup of whatever you fancy.
Here at the Cotswold Shop we reckon drinking from a lovely Moorcroft mug to be the height of decadence: if you wish to indulge yourself we have a small number of Bramble Revisited mugs, priced at £95, including delivery.
Click here for more.
Land of Opportunity
We’re big fans of The Land Down Under, and Aussies seem to be equally keen on good old British Moorcroft.
We frequently ship pieces to Australia, and while shipping isn’t cheap (£30–£180) it’s more than defrayed by the fact that VAT is not payable on items shipped outside the EU.
Because of the paperwork and extra packing we charge a flat £20 fee for exports. Even a large piece like Fishwives can be sent fully insured for around £160, and of course the smaller the item, the cheaper the shipping. I have never had a piece damaged or lost in transport, anywhere.
To calculate costs, check the item’s RRP (not the discount price !), and divide that figure by 6: that represents the VAT you will save. Then add the £20 export fee. Next add the shipping cost: as a very rough guide a medium sized vase like Anna Lily 152/5 would cost around £50 to ship. Shipping usually takes 5 to 7 working days.
Drop me a line if you’d like a full quote, or details of our other export services, and click ‘Read More’ below for an example:
Anemone Tribute 769/6 Ginger Jar
RRP £510. VAT payable is £510 ÷ 6 ie £85. £510 - £85 = £425 + £20 export fee = £445
Add to this the shipping & insurance costs of £35, and the total comes to £480. That’s just £20 more than it would cost if you bought it in my shop – and still £10 less than Moorcroft's recomended sale price !
Update, January 9th.
Moorcroft have released their new 2013 Catalogue with twelve new Limited and seven new Numbered editions.
In addition, four brand new ranges have been announced: Butterfield (my favourite), True Blue, The Nursery and A Stitch in Time. These last two ranges mark an interesting departure by Moorcroft into giftware, and look set to be very popular. Existing ranges see some significant additions, notably Queen's Choice, Sea Holly and Anemone Tribute.
We’ve improved our website by incorporating individual photos of each range piece, giving you an even better view of each pot. Where possible, these additional photos reveal the ‘other side’ of the piece depicted in the range photo, providing a good overall view of each item.
Stock comes in as production permits, but if something catches your eye (and it will !) drop me a line if you’d like it put aside. Please bear in mind that the more popular Limited Editions, some of which are being made in numbers as low as 50, will sell out within a few weeks.
If you’d like to receive the print version of the 2013 Catalogue, please fill in the request form, including your name and address, by clicking here.
Over twenty new pieces in September launch
Moorcroft have released details of their new Number ‘19’ Collection. Click here for more details, photos and prices.
It consists of over twenty-three pieces, a large proportion of which are Limited and Numbered Editions.
Standout items include the superb Fishwives by Paul Hilditch, Vikki Lovatt’s puffins on the Lindisfarne pieces and her magnificent ensemble Lionshield.
More news – and more detailed photos – on the website as soon as I receive them.
‘Stepping Out’ has some gorgeous new pieces
Elliot Hall, the UK's only freehand painted enamellers, have announced ‘Stepping Out’ collection.
I have placed my order and have already received the first few pieces. Among the highlights in the collection are two magnificent Prestige goblets, and at the other end of the scale, the tiny, lovable ‘Snowman’ collection of Christmas tree decorations.
Most Elliot Hall pieces come in limited editions of 25 or 50, so please contact me if you would like a piece as my allocations are small and demand is great...
Exceptional demand for this desirable piece
I’m delighted to announce that we now have stock of the new Moonlight Flight Plaque by Emma Bossons.
Only 100 pieces will be made of this plaque, each one signed by the artist. As ever it’s first come, first served !
UPDATE 28 October: I now have now sold my last plaque and given the limited edition of just 100 it is unlikely I will be able to get any more.
Model and Plaque set to be best sellers
15 JUNE: I have just had confirmation from Moorcroft that I will be receiving my first Moonlight Flight pieces soon.
However stock will be very limited (Moorcroft are only producing 100 plaques and 150 models), so if you are interested in these beautiful pieces, do contact me ASAP.
Last year’s Moonlight Flight vase was a huge success and an instant sell out. These two new pieces look set to follow suit.
‘London’ commemorates Olympic year
Moorcroft have announced a prestige piece London, designed by Paul Hilditch, in the 101/18 shape.
I think it’s a masterpiece. See my comments here.