20th Century Design

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Our department is at Carter House, 6-10 Salt Lane, Salisbury, SP1 1EE

We hold four specialist auctions across the year: Clarice Cliff and Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, 20th Century Design, and British Art Pottery. These themed sales cover ceramics, glass, metalware, works on paper, silver and textiles, from the Arts and Crafts movement to the present day. 

The department achieved a record sale total in June 2014 and a world record auction price of a piece of Martin Brothers pottery, beating the world record previously set by Woolley and Wallis in 2013.

We have successfully auctioned the collections of Lord Parmoor, the BBC producer Verity Lambert, and recently the Clarice Cliff collection of Jimmy Greaves. Woolley and Wallis are market leaders in 20th Century Design, in particular contemporary ceramics, Martin ware, Clarice Cliff and Arts and Crafts.

Forthcoming Sales


21st June 2017 - Arts & Crafts - closing date for entries 26th April.

22nd June 2017 - A Private Collection of Burmantoft's Pottery.

For a selection of highlights click here.

17th October 2017 - Design - closing date for entries 22nd August.

13th December 2017 - British Art Pottery - closing date for entries 20th October.

  • Forthcoming Lots
  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A pair of Martin Brothers Aquatic vases.
    £6,000 - 10,000
  • A fine Burmantofts Faience charger by Leonard...
    £2,000 - 3,000
  • A large William De Morgan Persian vase.
    £6,000 - 10,000
  • A copper charger by John Pearson.
    £800 - 1,200
  • A Burmantofts Faience jardiniere and stand...
    £800 - 1,200
  • A Shapland and Petter oak hall stand.
    £300 - 500
  • A Doulton Lambeth model of a mouse musician.
    £150 - 200
  • A rare Burmantofts Faience grotesque chamberstick.
    £200 - 300
  • A Burmantofts Faience Pottery Dragon vase.
    £300 - 500
  • An unusual Burmantofts Faience bottle vase.
    £200 - 400
  • A Martin Brothers stoneware Aquatic vase
    £1,000 - 1,500
  • A rare repousse silver plate by John Pearson
    £2,000 - 3,000
  • Dame Lucie Rie D.B.E. (1902-1995)
    Sold For £ 47,000
  • A fine and tall Martin Brothers stoneware bird jar and cover
    Sold For £ 75,000
  • ‡ Hans Coper (1920-1981)
    Sold For £ 22,000
  • A rare William De Morgan Sands End Pottery Chameleon tile
    Sold For £ 7,200
  • 'Flambe Carp' a Unique James Macintyre & Co vase by William Moorcroft
    Sold For £ 22,000
  • 'Madagascar' No.2481 a Lalique frosted opalescent glass bowl designed by Rene Lalique
    Sold For £ 6,800
  • ‡'Die Ballverblodeten' or 'Die Fliegen' (The Flies) an original design for Ulk magazine by Dodo Burg
    Sold For £ 6,000
  • A tall cold-painted bronze model of a nude dancer
    Sold For £ 5,800
  • 'Boule Coloniale' a large Longwy Pottery vase designed by Maurice Paul Chevallier
    Sold For £ 4,800
  • A large Sam Herman glass vase
    Sold For £ 1,500
  • Forthcoming Sales
  • Previous Sales
Contact Department
Michael Jeffery (Associate Director)
Tel: +44 (0) 1722 424505 Fax: +44 (0) 1722 424508
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