£300,000 Collection of Moorcroft for Sale At Bonhams


LONDON.- The largest and most valuable single owner collection of Moorcroft pottery ever to come to auction is for sale at Bonhams in London on 21 September. The Richard Wright collection has been put together over 25 years by Jackie and Richard Wright and is estimated to be worth over £300,000. It includes a very rare ‘Carp’ vase of 1902 painted, unusually, in yellow and blue estimated at £8,000 – 12,000; the iconic ‘The Yacht Vase’ from 1899 (£6,000 – 8,000); an early twin-handled Florian vase made in 1903 (£3,500 – 5,000); and a rare Exhibition plaque made Moorcroft’s flagship Pomegranate pattern in 1913. Bonham’s Head of Decorative Arts, Mark Oliver, said, “I was astonished by the breadth and diversity of the Wright collection. Richard and Jackie have an amazing feel for these pieces, and have managed to source some wonderful examples. Their knowledge, passion and dedicatio