ALTHOUGH the market for Clarice Cliff appears to be going through one of its periodic troughs, a private collection coming up for sale still virtually guarantees wide interest.
Such was the case with a 30-lot Clarice Cliff collection that
formed part of the 550-lot sale held by John Goodwin (10% buyer's
premium) at Ledbury on February 4, which attracted bids from as far
afield as the USA and Australia.
Although the vendor's hopes had been too high for every lot to get
away in the current climate, 60 per cent did so at prices the
consignor felt higher than were obtainable in London.
"The London trade were very much in evidence but they were
reluctant to bid up to reserve levels," observed auctioneer
Christopher Maulkin. "However, we are still experiencing a very
strong private demand for Clarice Cliff here in 'the
Top seller was the 9in (23cm) Double Diamond-pattern vase,
In the perfect condition buyers are demanding at present, it sold
to a private buyer at £700.