Moorcroft Chargers

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Moorcroft Blue Finches ChargerA charger plate is a large plate that is placed at each table setting.  The main dinner plate can then be placed on it.  They are intended to enhance the decoration of any table setting.  They are most often made of porcelain but as they do not come into contact with any food it is possible for them too be made from a variety of different decorative materials.

It is believed that the word ‘charger’ derives from the old English word ‘chargeour’ which has the meaning ‘that which is loaded’ or ‘to load.’ The French have a similar old word, ‘chargoir.’  It is thought that Charger plates came into fashion in the 1800s.

Moorcroft chargers are very decorative and are embellished with some of the most attractive designs that Moorcroft has produced. Some will be used for the table as noted above but many will be used as an ornament for display purposes.

 

 

Moorcroft Gypsy Design Charger

 

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ANTIQUE COALPORT MINIATURE VASE c1880 HAND PAINTED ITALIAN VIEW
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RARE VINTAGE GOEBEL AFRICAN RHINO BUST SAFARI WILDLIFE 56 99910
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VINTAGE ROYAL DOULTON JULIA CHINA FIGURINE HN 2705 C1974
  • Current Price: £85.00
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Moorcroft Oberon. Rachel Bishop.  Squat Shoulder Vase.
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VINTAGE SPODE COPELAND BIRD GLASS EYES C.1940+
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PAIR VINTAGE EMBOSSED ITALIAN CHARGERS ANGELO BIANCA c1930
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ROSENTHAL PORCELAIN PLAYING BEAR CUBS FIGURE GROUP J HEIDENREICH
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VINTAGE ROYAL DOULTON CHINA FIGURINE SOUTHERN BELLE HN 2229 c1958
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Moorcroft Oberon by Rachel Bishop.  Shape 75/10
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ROYAL COPENHAGEN GIRL AND CALF FIGURINE 779 c1923 CHRISTIAN THOMSEN
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Framed Moorcroft Magnolia Pattern Charger
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MOORCROFT OBERON PLATE / CHARGER 10.25ins  by RACHEL BISHOP
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