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Ceramics and glass feast for London rooms

07 May 2013Written by ATG Reporter

Last week was a busy one for glass and ceramics in the London rooms with five auctions taking place over the space of 48 hours and some bullish prices for top pieces.

Bonhams held two dedicated glass auctions, on May 1 and 2, the first producing a new auction high for a piece of English cameo glass when they obtained £140,000 (plus premium) for Thomas and George Woodall's 17in (43cm) diameter plaque of 1896, carved with a scene of two cupids and a maiden titled The Attack.

The next day they topped this with £230,000 for a c.1700 engraved Silesian goblet by Friedrich Winter.

Also on May 1  Sotheby's were selling a large collection of Meissen animal figures and a selection of furnishings from the collection of Sir Gawaine and Lady Baillie.

At that sale a large, 19in (48.5cm) high, white Meissen figure of a snuff-taking monkey of c.1732 from the Japanese Palace in Dresden realised £680,000 (plus premium).

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