Auction of Antiques, Fine Art & Rare Pottery, Militaria, Jewellery & Collectors items

24th September 2016 at 10:00 AM

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE our next Antique & Fine Art sale will be a TWO DAY SALE held on SATURDAY 24th & SUNDAY 25th September

Preview Days: Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, and Saturday 24th 9.00am - 5.00pm. We will also be holding a late night viewing with exclusive guests, previews & refreshments on Friday 23rd 5.00pm - 8.00pm.

Sale Details: 

Saturday 24th at 10.00am - 935 lots of Royal Doulton Bunnykins, Beatrix Potter, Figures, Animals & Birds, Royal Crown Derby & Beswick cats, dogs, animals & fish, birds, cattle, horses, including the Morris Abbot collection. As well as Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs

Sunday 25th at 11.00am - 841 lots of antique furniture, clocks & barometers, collectors items, books, paintings, mixed pottery including Burleigh ware, Kevin Francis & Peggy Davies, Coalport, Charlotte Rhead, Wade, Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Lladro, Moorcroft, Minton, Bossons, Ivory, Military, Coins, Silverware, Watches, Jewellery.

The sale consists of a number of interesting items such as a rare Guitar, Swords, Ivory, Arts & Crafts Furniture, Koffers, rare Coins, Postcards, a letter from Clementine Churchill from 10 Downing Street, rare Beswick, rare Royal Doulton Prestige figures and character jugs, original paintings by local artists, not to mention collections of Charlotte Rhead, Wedgwood, Flambe, Beatrix Potter, Bunnykins, Wade and Royal Crown Derby.

We are pleased to be able to offer for sale the Beswick collection of the late dealer and collector, Morris Abbott. We have his very large collection, over 1000 pieces to sell in the coming months and the rarest of pieces will be offered for sale in our September sale. 

The September sale will also feature a collection of Lise Moorcroft Pottery. Lise Moorcroft was born in 1965 in Burslem, Stoke-On-Trent and is the daughter of Walter Moorcroft, and granddaughter of William Moorcroft. After the recent death of Lise’s mother in 2016 and the clearing of the family home a large collection, which has not been seen before, has been uncovered in her old studio situated in the annex. As well as pieces found in the outhouse, the attic and garage.  This collection dates from the 1980’s to the present day.  

The collection made up of many one off’s, will be sold, unreserved in our September 24th & 25th Antique & Fine Art sale. Come and preview the collection and meet Lise on the evening of the 23rd September, 5pm – 8pm

The sale also consists of good Moorcroft collections, early pieces from 1900 onwards & recent large prestige pieces, Royal Worcester, Wedgwood, Kevin Francis, Peggy Davies, Royal Dux, Minton pottery to include superb pate sur pate vase and large majolica centre piece, Parian figures, Burleigh ware jugs, & a collection of rare Bossons Artware & Fraser art pieces.

Fabulous collections of pottery to include, Rare Russian porcelain figure, Lladro figures including many large prestige collectors society pieces, Charlotte Rhead, large figure Princess Badoura, Royal Doulton Flambe rare animals & figures, rare Sung Chang Potter lamp, Stoneware by Hannah Barlow, rare Bunnykins, good collections of rare character jugs including many prototypes & colour ways.

A varied selection of collector’s items including music boxes, grandfather, Georgian barometers, ephemera, various stamp collections, old books, writing boxes, collection of old postcards from the local area and of ships, trains and airplanes. National cash register, full size wood barbers pole,

Military items including lots of medal collections, swords, bayonets, replica guns, good collection of First World War silk postcards.

Clocks, mantle & wall, pocket & wrist watches including omega. Antique, costume & gold jewellery, silverware including a good collection of large silver football trophies, & fantastic collection of Indian sterling Silver items. 

Interesting items:

Louis Panormo Guitar, 1784-1862, had a workshop in Bloomsbury, London. Many guitars were made, it may even have been a small factory. Today, his guitars are much sought after and often restored with the intention being used. They have a wonderful tone and can be a delight to play.

Russian Figure

Imperial Porcelain St Petersburg ceramic figure of a Mandarin. Designed by Pavel P Kamensky at the request of Tsar Nicholas II. Potted to celebrate Russia's diverse culture. From the Nationalities of Russia series dated 1908, height 24cm


Alan Maslonkowski worked at Royal Doulton from 1968 - 2006 and had written in to his contract that he was to retain one piece of each model that was put into production, these pieces are from his own personal collection.

Royal Doulton prestige figure Alexander The Great HN448

Royal Doulton prestige figure St George HN4371

Royal Doulton prestige figure Hercules HN4561

Limited editions from the Classics Collection, marked 'Artists Copy’ and signed in gold to base and certificate by Alan Maslonkowski

A number of original works from local artists will be featured in the sale, including Harold Bennett. Harold bennett was a watercolour artist who joined Burgess & Leigh pottery in1929 and worked alongside Charlotte Rhead designing various successful tableware ranges and tube lining his own designs. he became art director and worked until the 1950’s

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