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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Rare Walter MOORCROFT ANEMONE 12¼ inch Charger c.1970s
  • Current Price: £199.95
  • Ends: Nov 20, 2018 16:27:03 UTC
Moorcroft Charger, Quiet Waters, by Phillip Gibson. Original Box.
  • Current Price: £390.00
  • Ends: Nov 27, 2018 19:21:24 UTC
Fantastic Large Poole Pottery Delphis Charger Dish - Retro 1960's
  • Current Price: £149.00
  • Ends: Dec 12, 2018 13:30:48 UTC
Moorcroft pottery ‘quiet Waters’ Pattern Charger- Original Box
  • Current Price: £320.00
  • Ends: Dec 13, 2018 13:59:59 UTC
Anita Harris Studio White Owl 42cm Charger LTD ED 1/20
  • Current Price: £159.95
  • Ends: Dec 8, 2018 20:07:25 UTC
WALTER MOORCROFT Ltd Ed HIBISCUS large wall charger Shape 783/12 c.1982
  • Current Price: AUD $350.00
  • Ends: Dec 3, 2018 1:15:18 UTC
Huge MOORCROFT 14 inch Charger - FINCHES (Green) by Sally Tuffin 1992
  • Current Price: £249.95
  • Ends: Nov 18, 2018 20:03:56 UTC
Framed Moorcroft Carousel Charger c1996 – Numbered Edition 418
  • Current Price: £425.00
  • Ends: Nov 23, 2018 11:50:00 UTC
Anita Harris Studio 24cm Charger Fireball Design by Janice Tcalenko
  • Current Price: £49.99
  • Ends: Dec 5, 2018 18:44:22 UTC