Our success in sourcing some excellent ceramics came early on, when we launched our first auction and sold a Wedgewood dinner service with a design by Eric Ravillious for £1,200 (plus premium).
This was followed by a sale of some extensive collections of Royal Worcester, including a private collection which sold for over £7,000 (plus premium), and a single early 18th century Worcester cream boat which commanded £2,000 at auction (plus premium).
We have also sold some significant European collections including a private collection of Meissen figurines which sold in excess of £8,000 (plus premium), and a super majolica umbrella stand of a duck by Delphin Massier which sold for a staggering £7,000 (plus premium).
We have been privileged to sell some exciting glass collections including the Venini collection of glass in 2015. This consisted of over 85 lots of striking contemporary glass by various Italian designers, selling for a total of over £25,000 (plus premium). But perhaps a personal favourite of Catherine’s was a rare collection of French glass which was brought to us on a very hot valuation day in May, and included a Galle vase and a small pretty collection of Daum miniature vases. The client was delighted when the collection sold for over £6,000 (plus premium) in June 2016.
Delphin Massier (1836-1907) A Victorian majolica pottery group of a Mallard and ducklings. Sold for £7,000 (plus premium).
A late 19th century pottery plate by William de Morgan. Sold for £700 (plus premium).
A late 19th century Meissen group of a sultan and boy riding an elephant. Sold for £1,700 (plus premium).