A Preview of our November Fine Art Sale – Rare Wedgwood, Vintage Comics and More!

This Wedgwood pale blue Jasper portrait medallion of First Earl Richard Howe and solid blue Jasper portrait medallion of Fredrica Sophia Wilhelmina of Orange, complete in an Ormulo frame, are both estimated to go under the hammer for between £100-200 each. Both are part of the large collection of Wedgwood coming up for sale at our November auction.

The Potteries Auctions November Fine Art sale is a two-day online auction taking place at 10am on Friday 13th November and Saturday 14th November. Unfortunately, due to the current lockdown situation we are unable to offer in-person viewing, so please check out our online catalogue for more information on the available lots. You can also contact us to arrange a video call to view lots you are interested in or to take advantage of our comprehensive email condition report service.

Due to lockdown restrictions, we are currently unable to accept bidders in person. The sale will take place online only with a video and audio link, so you can continue to bid safely from the comfort of your home. Live online bids can be made through The Saleroom and Easylive Auctions, or commission bids can be made through Potteries Auctions. Find out more on how to submit a commissioned bid at auction. We also accept telephone bidding, so please contact us to arrange that beforehand if you wish to bid over the phone.

The Friday of our two-day auction is set to feature rare Royal Doulton Bunnykins figurines, character jugs including prototypes, animals, and Lambeth items by Hannah and Florence Barlow, Mark Marshall, Frank Butler, and Ada Dennis. They’ll also be an array of Flambe, Spanish ware and Series ware on offer, as well as rare Beswick horses, foals, animals and birds, Moorcroft pottery, and a particularly good collection of Royal Crown Derby.

The star of our Friday sale, however, is the large and important collection of Wedgwood included in our lots. This impressive collection contains over 300 pieces of Wedgwood, including many rare pieces like the Tony Pulford collection containing portrait plaques and Jasperware, and is sure to be incredibly popular among Wedgwood buyers and collectors.

Two Wedgwood black basalt figures, one of an Olympiad figure from the 2012 London Olympics and one a bust of US President Dwight D Eisenhower

These Wedgwood black basalt figures, one of an Olympiad figure from the 2012 London Olympics and one a bust of US President Dwight D Eisenhower, are both set to sell for £40 - £80 each.

A Wedgwood black dip Jasperware Dancing Hours Prestige bowl and a Wedgwood Fairyland small octagonal bowl

Both this Wedgwood black dip Jasperware Dancing Hours Prestige bowl and Wedgwood Fairyland small octagonal bowl (Z5125) come with an estimate sale price of £150 - £300.

On the Saturday, we have an exciting collection of vintage comic books available, as well as railway memorabilia, metal ware, paintings and pictures, toys, clocks, furniture, lead soldiers, military items, silverware, and glassware to include Baccarat. The jewellery section of the sale will feature gold jewellery, coins, sovereigns, pocket watches, diamonds, and wristwatches by top name brands like Rolex, Omega and Rotary.

As always, they’ll be a wide range of 20th-century pottery lots on offer, featuring leading names and popular styles such as Minton, Royal Worcester, Lladro, Wade, Spode, Lise B Moorcroft, Alan Clarke, Border Fine Arts, Anita Harris, and Peggy Davies. There’s also some excellent dinner and tea service pieces featured, including Royal Albert, Shelley, Denby, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton.

Check out just a small selection of what we’ve got coming up in our November online Fine Art sale below.

A collection of vintage Marvel Avengers Silver Age comics

This collection of vintage Marvel Avengers Silver Age comics is set to sell for £50 - £100. We have a whole host of exciting vintage Marvel and DC comic book collections in this upcoming sale, as well as collections including modern independent comics and titles from publishers such as Image and Vertigo. Check out the rest of the lots here.

A rare Beswick Skewbald shire horse and Beswick early model of a black shire horse

Beswick horses always prove popular at auction, and these two shire horse models are predicted to be no exception. This rare Skewbald shire horse is estimated to sell for £1500 - £3000, while this early model of a black shire horse is set to go for £300 - £600.

A Royal Crown Derby Posies patterned extensive dinner service that includes approximately 170 pieces, including tea, dinner, and coffee ware

This Royal Crown Derby Posies patterned extensive dinner service includes approximately 170 pieces, including tea, dinner, and coffee ware, and is estimated to go under the hammer for between £250 - £500 on the Saturday of our two-day auction.

 Two Doulton Lambeth vases, one featuring horses by Hannah Barlow and the other featuring seagulls which was made by Florence Barlow

We have a large range of Doulton Lambeth pieces upcoming in our November Fine Art sale, of which these two vases are definitely a highlight. The vase on the left is by Hannah Barlow while the right is a large exhibition vase by Florence Barlow, with both lots estimated to sell for £500 - £1000 each.

 A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date mid-size wristwatch, and a 18ct gold Rolex Cellini Gents wristwatch

These two stunning Rolex wristwatches are set to fetch a pretty penny at auction this month. Lot 1233 (left) is a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date mid-size wristwatch that’s estimated to sell for £1750 - £3000, while Lot 1234 (right) is a 18ct gold Rolex Cellini Gents wristwatch that comes with an estimated sale price of £2000 - £4000.

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. 

Email Valuations

If you would like to submit items for auction or valuation, send us an email to [email protected] 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.

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