The British Art Pottery auction includes a fine selection of work from the Victorian potters to contemporary potters of today.
Following the recent success of our Martin Brothers bird which sold for £26,000 in the Arts and Crafts sale on the 6th October, we have two additional covered jars. One modelled as a small finch bird, the other a taller, long legged bird with long tapering beak. In contrast to the grotesque sculptures by Robert Wallace Martin is a wonderful Minton’s wall plaque painted with a young girl collecting butterflies, by the artist William S Coleman. There will also be a section dedicated to tiles with a private collection of William De Morgan tiles, recently removed from a bathroom, likely to cause considerable interest.
The studio pottery section is dominated by several works by Dame Lucie Rie including a wonderful spinach green porcelain bowl purchased from the potter directly in 1988.
The auction includes works by Peter Hayes, John Maltby, John Ward, Bernard Leach and Richard Batterham, and possibly the largest winged pot made by Colin Pearson.
To be confirmed between 22nd and 24th May.