Moore Bros antique crested china miniature vase - "Carpe Diem" Christmas crest
Moore Bros antique crested china miniature vase - "Carpe Diem" Christmas crest
Moore Bros antique crested china miniature vase - "Carpe Diem" Christmas crest
Moore Bros antique crested china miniature vase - "Carpe Diem" Christmas crest
Moore Bros antique crested china miniature vase - "Carpe Diem" Christmas crest

Moore Bros antique crested china miniature vase - "Carpe Diem" Christmas crest

5/603
Unusual ornamental vase with crest incorporating Father Christmas and other festive emblems - FREE UK P&P
£18.50

Product description

Moore Bros antique crested china miniature vase - "Carpe Diem" Christmas crest
 
An unusual genuine antique Christmas crested china miniature vase, by Moore Bros of Longton, Staffordshire (who, we understand, were in business c.1872-1905), in white glaze with a hand-coloured transfer crest - incorporating a lion holding a plum pudding, Father Christmas (dressed in mauve) holding a rabbit or hare and a Christmas tree, Old Father Time, a goose, a playing card (the Queen of Hearts), a couple kissing under the mistletoe, a champagne bottle with cherubs, and the motto "CARPE DIEM" ("Seize the Day") - to the front, a hand-coloured transfer sprig of holly to the back, and a green painted band around the rim; the base bears the (partly indistinct) green printed stamp "MOORE BROS / STAFF / RD. NO. / 4300(?)9(?)2".
 
Although the vase shows various signs of age including a small chip or nibble to the rim (see condition description below), together with various imperfections / inconsistencies dating from manufacture (including spot marks, small bumps / pinholes, semi-rough patches and slight unevenness in the glaze, and imperfections to the printed and painted decoration), it remains a displayable piece which would make an interesting addition to a collection of crested china or festive memorabilia.
 
Date / era: c.1890-1905
 
Material: Porcelain
 
Brand / manufacturer: Moore Bros
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
Dimensions (approx.): 6.6cm (2.6in) tall; 3.4cm (1.35in) diameter
 
Condition: Age wear including a small chip or nibble to rim, scratching / abrasion and marking to surface, wear to decoration, and wear and marking to unglazed foot (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 30g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

Unit Price: £18.50 GBP - including FREE standard delivery within the United Kingdom
 
Postage / shipping rates for this item:
 
UK Standard Delivery: FREE
UK Special / Express Delivery: £4.35

Europe: £7.25
Rest of World: £10.05
 
Orders totalling over £20 (including P&P / shipping) may be sent by a confirmed or insured service, for which a signature may be required upon delivery. Please see our
FAQs page for more information about our delivery services and timescales. International shipping rates do not include any customs or import duties that may be payable upon arrival in the destination country.

Brand Moore Bros.
Code 5/603
Condition Used