Moorcroft & Deacons 175 Pottery

Moorcroft pottery, renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship and distinctive hand-painted designs, captivates collectors with its timeless allure, blending artistry and heritage in each unique piece.

The Bristolian pottery

Created in celebration of 175 years of Deacons Jewellers, the exclusive Moorcroft vase and plaque created by Paul Hilditch features the famous Bristolian 6000. Making these distinctive pieces includes an intricate process including moulding, casting, and painting that takes a high level of artistic skill, appreciated by many including the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Visit us in-store to view the collection in-person or get in touch to find out more about these highly collectable pieces.

Legacy of the Bristolian

The Bristolian held the fastest times in the nostalgic Age of Steam. The train ran directly from Bristol to London passing through Swindon. As well as being home to our Swindon store, the Bristolian 6000 engine was also made in Swindon.

Deacons Jewellers has a legacy of timing contracts with the Great Western Railway making this not only a product filled with exceptional artistry but also surrounded with a rich history.


Moorcroft has a rich heritage and is celebrated for its handcrafted excellence that continues to enchant with its timeless artistic beauty.

At Deacons Jewellers, we have a selection of collectable Moorcroft pieces to discover in-store including the King Charles III Coronation pottery.


Moorcroft pottery is known for its handcrafted quality and distinctive tubelining technique, where skilled artisans create raised outlines before hand-painting intricate designs.

Look for the Moorcroft impressed signature and the specific year mark on the base. Genuine pieces also exhibit the characteristic "William Moorcroft" or "W. Moorcroft" signature.

Yes, Moorcroft produces limited edition pieces, often with a set number of items created. These limited editions can add to the collectible value of the pottery.

Moorcroft pottery should be handled with care to avoid chips or cracks. Clean with a soft, damp cloth and avoid abrasive cleaners. Display in a location away from direct sunlight to preserve the vibrant colours.