Highlights from our March 2022 Fine Art Sale

These gorgeous William Moorcroft vases were very popular at our March Fine Art auction. (L-R) Lot 1100 is a Moorcroft flambe vase in the fish design that sold for an outstanding £4,100, Lot 1011 is a Moorcroft squat vase in the Claremont design that sold for £2400, and Lot 1099 is a Moorcroft vase in the pomegranate design that sold for £2000.

The first Potteries Auctions Fine Art sale of 2022 took place this month on Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March and featured an exciting array of items, from rare coins and art 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.

A 1937 George VI gold proof four coin specimen set

The top selling lot and star of this month’s Fine Art auction was this 1937 George VI gold proof four coin specimen set. Comprising of a five pound coin, double sovereign, sovereign and half sovereign in their original tooled leather fitted case, only around 5000 of these sets exist. It sold for a whopping £10,200!

A cased 22ct gold limited edition Winston Churchill medallion

This cased 22ct gold limited edition Winston Churchill medallion 222/500 generated a hammer price of an incredible £4,200.

An original signed print 28/75 of L S Lowry ‘Tree in a Square'

Lot 1267 is an original signed print 28/75 of L S Lowry ‘Tree in a Square’ that sold for an astounding £6,200 this past weekend.

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 Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester and Moorcroft, pass through our saleroom and fetch some amazing prices. Check out some of the best performing lots below.

A rare Doulton & Co double figure

Lot 380 is a rare Doulton & Co double figure "Spooks" HN88 in a green Titanian type glaze with green and black caps, signed By C J Noke and marked no 1. This special piece ultimately sold for an incredible £5,300!

Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne and Marlon Brando Royal Doulton character jugs

Royal Doulton character jugs always pique our customers interest at our Silverdale saleroom, and these Old Hollywood prototype character jugs were no exception. (L-R) This Royal Doulton large prototype Marilyn Monroe character jug sold for £3,100, while the intermediate prototype John Wayne and Marlon Brando character jugs sold for £2,000 and £1,900 each, respectively. They were designed in 2005 for the Celebrity Film Star Collection but never put into production.

A pair of large Doulton Lambeth Stoneware vases by Hannah Barlow and Lucy Barlow

Lot 599 is a superb pair of large Doulton Lambeth Stoneware vases by Hannah Barlow and Lucy Barlow; one decorated with horses with haycart and the other with horses and donkey. They sold together for a very respectable £1,700.

Royal Worcester two-handled gilded vases with covers

Royal Worcester two-handled gilded vases

These absolutely stunning hand painted Royal Worcester two-handled gilded vases sold for between £2,500-£3,000 each!

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

Our next Cobridge auction is scheduled for 27th March and our next Silverdale auction is scheduled for 10th-11th December. The details for both will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page in the coming weeks.

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