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 MOORCROFT 14 inch Charger - SIMEON BLUE by Philip Gibson 2004
  • Current Price: £229.95
  • Ends: Jul 16, 2019 20:22:21 UTC
WALTER MOORCROFT Ltd Ed HIBISCUS large wall charger Shape 783/12 c.1982
  • Current Price: AUD $350.00
  • Ends: Jul 21, 2019 4:04:01 UTC
Huge MOORCROFT 14 inch Charger - FINCHES (Green) by Sally Tuffin 1992
  • Current Price: £249.95
  • Ends: Jul 16, 2019 20:03:56 UTC
Poole Pottery Delphis Charger - Jean Millership 1960's
  • Current Price: £195.00
  • Ends: Jul 21, 2019 15:03:08 UTC
Moorcroft Charger c.1996
  • Current Price: £175.00
  • Ends: Jul 10, 2019 22:27:04 UTC
Rare Walter MOORCROFT ANEMONE 12¼ inch Charger c.1970s
  • Current Price: £199.95
  • Ends: Jul 18, 2019 16:27:03 UTC
Moorcroft Sally Tuffin Finches Birds Charger / Plaque
  • Current Price: £295.00
  • Ends: Jul 22, 2019 13:03:37 UTC
MOORCROFT Design Consort Origami Dove Vase Emma Bossoms 15.5cm
  • Current Price: £85.00
  • Ends: Jul 21, 2019 20:39:31 UTC
MOORCROFT 10.25 ins PLATE / CHARGER--ART NOUVEAU PATTERN
  • Current Price: £100.00
  • Ends: Jul 21, 2019 13:21:52 UTC
Moorcroft Wall Plaque Heron at Sunset
  • Current Price: $695.00
  • Ends: Jun 27, 2019 17:39:25 UTC