Highlights from our May 2022 Auction

Two Moorland Pottery Art Deco face plaques, together with a similar item

These two Moorland Pottery Art Deco face plaques, together with a similar item, sold for £150 at this month’s Potteries Auctions sale.

Our May auction took place this month on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May and featured an exciting array of items, from 20th-century British pottery and large collections of teaware to wristwatches and even chess sets!

Plenty of lots from our Silverdale Saleroom May auction 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.

A Parker 51 9ct gold fully hallmarked fountain ink pen with 14ct gold nib and matching 9ct pencil

This wonderful lot of a Parker 51 9ct gold fully hallmarked fountain ink pen with 14ct gold nib and matching 9ct pencil was our top lot of the auction, selling for £630.

A Jaeger le Coultre 14ct gold vintage wristwatch with leather strap

Lot 638 was a Jaeger le Coultre 14ct gold vintage wristwatch with leather strap sold for a great hammer price of £460. Check out our article, ‘Is My Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch Worth Anything at Auction?’ for more information and advice on selling your own Jaeger-LeCoultre at auction.

A 19th-century turned and coloured bone travel chess set

This impressive 19th-century turned and coloured bone travel chess set sold for 320.

A collection of vintage ladies costume jewellery, including a 9ct brooch, a silver neckchain, beads, a Wedgwood brooch along with other brooches, chains, and more

Lot 604 was featured a good collection of vintage ladies costume jewellery, including a 9ct brooch, a silver neckchain, beads, a Wedgwood brooch along with other brooches, chains, and more, and ended up selling for a great £320.

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

Various Chinese plates, all with faults

This lot of eight Chinese plates (all with faults) found a new home for a very decent £500.

An assortment of old books from the Far East

Lot 826 featured an exciting assortment of old books from the Far East, and sold for a very respectable £340.

A set of Chinese coffee cups and a mug

Lot 378 was a fabulous set of Chinese coffee cups and a mug, which sold together in the end for £280.

A Moorcroft Limited Edition Large Legacy Patterned Vase, and a Wedgwood Jasperware handled urn with cover

Lot 178 (left) was a Moorcroft Limited Edition Large Legacy Patterned Vase that sold for £200, while lot 283 (right), a Wedgwood Jasperware handled urn with cover, sold for £220.

A collection of eight medals

Lot 656 was a collection of eight medals awarded to H Maunders, comprising of: Elizabeth General Service medal with Borneo & Malay Peninsula bars; George VI General Service medal with Arabian Peninsula & Malaya bars. The following medals were awarded to S/Sgt H Maunders: The Cold War 1945-1991; Hong Kong Service 1997 medal; JASA Malaysia; Arabian Service; Border Service Borneo/Germany; British Forces Germany medal. All are stored in a wooden picture frame which ultimately sold for a splendid £500 altogether. 

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 (lockdown permitting), email us for an appointment [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

Our next Cobridge auction is scheduled for 29th May and our next Silverdale auction is scheduled for 10th-11th June. The details for both will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page in the coming weeks.

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