20th Century Design

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Our department is at Unit 1B, Castle Gate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX

Auctions are held at our main salerooms, 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, SP1 3SU


Woolley and Wallis are market leaders in 20th Century Design.

We hold four specialist auctions across the year: Clarice Cliff and Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, 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. 

In June 2014 we set a world record auction price for a piece of Martin Brothers pottery, beating the world record previously set by Woolley and Wallis in 2013. The department achieved a record sale total in December 2017 which included the prestigious sale of the studio pottery collection of Professor Luke Herrmann.

We have successfully auctioned the collections of Lord Parmoor, the BBC producer Verity Lambert, and more recently a private collection of Burmantofts Faience Pottery, where we equalled the world record auction price for a Burmantoft charger.  

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Department auctions of 2018

21st March 2018
- Clarice Cliff, Art Deco and Design.

20th June 2018 - Arts and Crafts - entries for this sale are now closed.

17th October 2018 - Design - closing date for entries 31st August.

12th December 2018 - British Art Pottery - closing date for entries 19th October.

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  • Forthcoming Lots
  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • 'Age of Jazz' a rare Clarice Cliff Bizarre...
    £6,000 - 10,000
  • Beim Photographen a Goldscheider Pottery...
    £1,000 - 2,000
  • Ramses a gilt bronze bracelet by Line Vautrin.
    £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
  • 'Age of Jazz' a rare Clarice Cliff Bizarre table centrepiece
    Sold For £ 9,500
  • 'Grotesque Mask' a rare Bizarre mask designed by Ron Birks
    Sold For £ 3,800
  • A William De Morgan Sand's End Pottery Peacock tile
    Sold For £ 2,200
  • A Martin Brothers stoneware bird jar and cover by Robert Wallace Martin
    Sold For £ 12,000
  • λ Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943)
    Sold For £ 16,000
  • 'Black Peacock Feather' a rare Moorcroft Pottery baluster vase designed by William Moorcroft
    Sold For £ 1,200
  • A Robert Mouseman Thompson oak Rocking chair
    Sold For £ 1,000
  • A rare William De Morgan Galleon charger
    Sold For £ 5,500
  • Forthcoming Sales
  • Previous Sales
  • Design
    Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018
Contact Department
Michael Jeffery Associate Director
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424505 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
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