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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VINTAGE BING & GRONDAHL B&G THE MASON FIGURINE 1786
  • Current Price: £184.50
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ANTIQUE PAIR  OF CAULDON MINIATURE JUGS HAND PAINTED VASE C.1905
  • Current Price: £75.00
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Moorcroft Oberon Pattern 26cm Plate / Charger
  • Current Price: £210.00
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Moorcroft "Prairie Summer Charger", 14 inch.
  • Current Price: £185.00
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ANTIQUE ITALIAN INSPIRED ART NOUVEAU AUSTRIAN CZECH VASE
  • Current Price: £45.00
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VINTAGE BESWICK LION FACING LEFT MODEL 2089 GRAHAM TONGUE C.1967
  • Current Price: £55.00
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ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY FRENCH / AMERICAN SOLDIER WASHINGTON ARTILLERY
  • Current Price: £65.00
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ANTIQUE GERMAN MEISSEN ERNST TEICHERT MAJOLICA CHILDREN FIGURES C.1890
  • Current Price: £225.00
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VINTAGE MDINA GLASS VASE MATTE FINISH C.1970-80 MICHAEL HARRIS
  • Current Price: £61.50
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ANTIQUE PAIR SALOPIAN ART POTTERY RHODIAN VASES C.1884 DELLA ROBIA
  • Current Price: £487.90
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PAIR VINTAGE EMBOSSED ITALIAN CHARGERS ANGELO & ‘BIANCA C.1930+
  • Current Price: £61.50
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Moorcroft Anemone Pattern Charger 1995
  • Current Price: £205.00
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Moorcroft Charger c.1996
  • Current Price: £175.00
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