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Fairytale ending at £29,500

11 February 2013Written by ATG Reporter

The highlight of the recent Decorative Art and Design sale conducted by Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet was this Wedgwood Fairyland lustre malfrey pot and cover designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones (1881-1945).

Measuring 13in (33cm) high, it is printed and painted with the Ghostly Wood pattern and was in near-perfect condition, with only some minor surface scratches and wear to the gilding.

Entered for the sale on January 29 by a local private vendor with an estimate of £20,000-25,000, it attracted bidding from the UK and the US before it sold to a London dealer at £29,500 (plus 20% buyer's premium).

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