A Preview of our March Fine Art Sale – Rare Royal Doulton, Gold Jewellery and More!

This collection of rare Royal Doulton Bunnykins figures from the Oompah Band in a green colour way is set to sell for £400-£800 at our first Fine Art sale of 2021 this month

The Potteries Auctions March Fine Art sale is a two-day online auction taking place at 10am on Friday 12th March and Saturday 13th March. 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.

A 19th-century George II style Mahogany fold-over games table and an Edwardian carved Walnut side cabinet by Jas Shoolbred and Co

Lot 510 is a 19th-century George II style Mahogany fold-over games table with an estimated sale price of £400-£800, and Lot 514 is a gorgeous Edwardian carved Walnut side cabinet by Jas Shoolbred and Co that’s set to sell for £200-£400 this weekend

The Friday of our two-day auction is set to feature an interesting collection of early Newhall and Staffordshire pottery, 18th-century polychrome English Delft and 19th-century Majolica, as well as collections of Minton, Royal Worcester, Clarice Cliff, Charlotte Rhead, Shelley, Poole Pottery, Kevin Francis, Peggy Davies, Anita Harris, Carltonware, Studio pottery,  Spode, Troika, Bernard Moore, Ruskin, Bretby, Aynsley, Royal Lancastrian, Lladro, Bullers, Coalport, Royal Dux, Belleek, Paragon, Royal Copenhagen and Wade. There are tea and dinner ware collections that include popular household names such as Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Wedgwood, plus Beswick horses, animals and figures, William & Walter Moorcroft ware, Florian and later limited-edition items and Moorcroft enamelled ware too.

We also have a large section of Royal Doulton going under the hammer this month that includes figures, character jugs, Flambe, Lambeth ware, Faience, animals, and Bunnykins.

Three Royal Doulton character jugs; one Grant and Lee two-sided character jug, one James Dean character jug, and one Neil Armstrong character jug

These rare Royal Doulton character jugs are set to be very popular with our buyers at our March Fine Art sale. (L-R) A Royal Doulton large prototype two-sided Grant and Lee character jug with a sale price of £1000-£2000, a Royal Doulton intermediate prototype James Dean character jug with a sale price of £1500-£3000, and a Royal Doulton large prototype Neil Armstrong character jug with a very impressive sale price of £3000-£6000

On the Saturday, we have antique and reproduction furniture, decorative items and mirrors, plus paintings and pictures from artists such as Georges Rouault, William Mellor, Darren Dean and David Cartwright. Day two of our auction contains many other interesting collectors’ items such as tribal art, toys, dinky cars, advertising items, metalware, clocks, stamps, postcards, books and ephemera, as well as a vast collection of Chinese and oriental items including porcelain, metal, cloisonné and glass. There are also various military lots containing guns, swords, knifes, medals and collectors pieces.

As always, we have a large jewellery section that’s set to include ladies and gent’s wristwatches and pocket watches, and antique gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and diamonds. There’s also a range of gold and silver coins, including sovereigns and gold two-pound pieces.

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

A pair of 19th-century Palissy Majolica two-handled vases

This beautiful pair of 19th-century Palissy Majolica two-handled vases is set to sell for £100-£200


A Beswick prototype model of Queen Elizabeth on a Skewbald coloured horse, and a Beswick RCMP black Stallion Mountie horse on a wooden base

Beswick horses always prove popular with our buyers and we’re sure that these lots will be no exception. Lot 495 is a Beswick prototype model of Queen Elizabeth on a Skewbald coloured horse, while Lot 498 is Beswick RCMP black Stallion Mountie horse on a wooden base. Both lots come with a guide price of £200-£400.


A large collection of Aynsley Cottage Garden ware

Lot 130 is a large collection of Aynsley Cottage Garden ware that’s comprised of 84 pieces, plus additional mats and a cake stand. The collection includes animal trinket boxes, coasters and place mats, two tureens, dinner ware, platters, tea ware, a segmented dish, various sized plates, tea and coffee pots, soup bowls and more! The estimated sale price is £200-£400.


A Wedgwood Columbia Powder Ruby dinner set

This Wedgwood Columbia Powder Ruby dinner set is comprised of 24 pieces and includes a tureen and cover, gravy boat and stand, various size plates, rim soup dishes, oval vegetable dishes and a large oval platter, all with Portland vase marks. This collection is set to go under the hammer for £300-£600.


A Moorcroft Prestige Flanders Field vase and a Moorcroft Prestige Group of Seven vase

This month’s Fine Art sale includes a large section of Moorcroft pottery, including a vast range of beautiful and rare vases. Lot 321 (left) is a Moorcroft Prestige Flanders Field vase with an estimate of £750-£1500, while Lot 334 is a Moorcroft Prestige Group of Seven vase that’s set to sell for £950-£1900.


A Moorcroft lamp base with a Puffins design by Carole Lovatt and a Moorcroft Prestige Queens Choice lamp base

Our Moorcroft section also includes some lovely lamp bases. Lot 246 is a Moorcroft lamp base with a cute Puffins design by Carole Lovatt that comes with a sale estimate of £200-£400, while Lot 327 is a Moorcroft Prestige Queens Choice lamp base with a guide price of £550-£1100.


An 18ct gold Diamond Solitaire ring from Goldsmiths and an 18ct gold 3-stone diamond ring

Our watch and jewellery section is another area of our auctions that always piques plenty of our buyer’s interests. Lot 1022 (left) is an 18ct gold Diamond Solitaire ring from Goldsmiths with an estimated sale price of £300-£600, while Lot 972 is an 18ct gold 3-stone diamond ring that’s set to sell for between £700-£1400.


A Breitling Digital Chronometer Aerospace Gents Watch and a 9ct gold ladies Geneve quartz wristwatch with 9ct gold bracelet

This Breitling Digital Chronometer Aerospace Gents Watch comes with a guide price of £500-£1000, and this 9ct gold ladies Geneve quartz wristwatch with 9ct gold bracelet is set to sell for £350-£700 on the Saturday of our two-day auction


A Victorian very large and heavy 15ct gold brooch set with pearls and pale green tourmaline

A spectacular statement piece with pearls and pale green tourmaline, this Victorian very large and heavy 15ct gold brooch set comes with an estimate of £600-£1200

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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