16/06/2014 Ceramics & Glass
A single owner collection of 41 pieces of modern Moorcroft pottery from a Shrewsbury collector sold for £2,300
Top price in the collection went to a pair of Florian Ware pear-shaped vases, decorated with an Iris design, by William Moorcroft for James Macintyre and Co, which made £460. From another vendor, a 1920s Moorcroft tobacco jar and cover in ‘Pomegranate patterns’, made £290.
“The collection was predominantly contemporary Moorcroft with some interesting trial and collectors’ pieces in a large variety of patterns,” said Caroline Dennard – Ceramics specialist. “The trial pieces were quite rare because they were never put into production.”
A 1930s tea and breakfast service and a dinner service both by Crown Ducal in ‘Orange Tree’ pattern sold for £520 each while a 1920s Royal Doulton vase, identified as probably by Charles Noke, made £240.
Top price in the auction went to a 1920s Chinese inspired four panel hinged room divider that sold for £1,050.
We were delighted with the 95 per cent sale rate for the collectable ceramics in the auction, which produced some excellent prices thanks to competitive bidding in the saleroom and online.
The next Collectable Ceramics event features in the Collectable Ceramics Auction on the 29th October for which entries are invited until the 6th October.
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