This fabulous hand made and hand painted art pottery jug was produced by the world renowned and highly collected Moorcroft factory in Stoke on Trent, England.
It was designed by Vicky Lovatt as a dated trial (7.1.16) design for the Costa Rica range. The jug was put into production as a limited edition of 50 in the 2016 catalogue. It is named Resplendent Quetzal and shows the tropical bird amongst fruits, flowers and foliage. It is therefore a rare opportunity to add this uniquely dated trial to a collection. It had an original retail price of £1295 as confirmed by the original Moorcroft sticker on the base.



Condition Report


The jug is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, crazing or restoration. There are a few tiny pin prick indents on the body of the jug as shown in the close up photographs. They date from the time of manufacture and do not significantly affect the display but they should be considered prior to you making your purchase.

Please refer to the attached photographs for confirmation of condition, colour variation and paintwork.


Any bright white marks are as a result of light reflection.



Size and Weight

Shape - JU3/12

Size - 31cm (12.25 inches) in height

Weight - 1350g





Fully stamped to the base with various Moorcroft markings (as shown in the attached photograph for your reference).

MOORCROFT Costa Rica Resplendent Quetzal Bird JU3/12 TRIAL 12" JUG RRP £1295

£1,295.00 Regular Price
£395.00Sale Price