Contact us today +44 (0)1782 638100

A Preview of our 2022 November Fine Art Sale

Debbie Porter

Figures by popular names such as Royal Doulton, Beswick and Doulton Lambeth are always highly-sought after at our auctions, and our Fine Art sale this month was no exception.  These charming rare Royal Doulton prototype Jester figures both sold for £1,900 each.

The third and final Potteries Auctions Fine Art sale of 2022 took place this month on Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November and featured an exciting array of items, from original paintings and militaria pieces to a very large assortment of rare British pottery and more.

Plenty of lots from our Fine Art auction live from the Silverdale Saleroom sold for a good price, so check out some of the highlights from our most recent auction below. Who knows? Maybe they’ll provide some inspiration if you have a valuation in mind.

The top selling lot and star of this month’s Fine Art auction was this rare Beswick model of a shire horse 818 in painted white gloss, which sold for an astronomical £11,300! We’re pretty sure that this may well be a world record for a Beswick piece sold at auction. Watch this space for an article about this fascinating lot.

As always, pottery pieces proved very popular at auction this month and we saw a large quantity of rare pottery, including vases, jugs and figurines from famous names such as Beswick, Royal Doulton and Moorcroft, pass through our saleroom and fetch some amazing prices. Check out some of the best performing lots throughout this article.

(L-R) Lot 759 was a Royal Crown Derby vase and cover, sold for £2,900. Lot 1298 was a William Moorcroft large vase decorated with Pomegranates on ochre ground, sold for £3,200. Lot 1404 was a Royal Worcester twin handled vase and cover, sold for £1,600.

Lot 203 was a rare Beswick figure of a girl on Palomino pony which sold for £1,700.

This comical George Tinworth for Doulton Lambeth piece entitled ‘Hunting’ sold for a wonder £7,000.

Lot 688 was a Clarice Cliff Bizarre Fantasque Newport Pottery hand painted shallow bowl that found a new home for £3,800.

This gorgeous Aynsley Orchard early gilded gold tea set, signed by D Jones & N Blunt with an extra demitasse cup and saucer, sold for £2,700.

Lot 1679 was made up of three Austro Hungarian or Austrian medals orders or decorations – all associated with the Ledlitz/Lendecke aristocratic Austrian family – which sold for £2,100.

This WW1/WW2 German Kreigsmarine Officers Dress Dagger comprised of a blade marked “D Wiener Berlin”, and a brass scabbard marked “Hubenrauch 1867”. This historical piece sold for £3,800.

This Simon Gilbert Violin, bearing a label inside that reads “Luthier Musicien De La Cathederale A Metz 1757”, with 3 bows in a hardwood velvet lined case, sold for a brilliant £3,300.

Lot 1484 was a Peter Curling (1955) oil painting on board of Polo players. It sold for an amazing £2,000.

This spectacular original Jon Lowrie Morrison JoLoMo framed oil painting titled ‘Sunset Mull Of Kintyre’ sold for £3,000.

This 14ct gold two colour necklet/collar was a very heavy piece, set with large cabochon amethyst and peridot gemstones. This incredible piece sold for £1,700.

If you have items for auction, get in touch and we can help you with a valuation. Talk to our team of experts who will be able to give you an accurate auction estimate on a range of items from household goods to antiques. You can join us at one of our valuation days, email us for an appointment or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

Our next Cobridge auction is scheduled for 27th November and our next Silverdale auction is scheduled for 9th-10th December. The details for both will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page in the coming weeks.

Email Valuations

If you can’t come in and see us in person but would like to submit items for auction or valuation, send us an email to with details and a photograph (eg make, model, model number, measurements, condition) and one of our experts will provide information and auction estimates. Alternatively, give us a call on 01782 638100 to arrange an appointment.