This category encompasses a wide range of three-dimensional antiques in a variety of different materials. It includes ceramics, glass and metalware (including silver and plate), medium to small size decorative objects such as tea caddies and dressing table sets.
Lucie Rie record broken for fourth time in two years as porcelain bowl takes $170,000 bid21 December 2016
The market for Lucie Rie ceramics continues to thrive. A new auction high for the doyenne of the British studio pottery movement was posted by Phillips in New York this month– the fourth occasion a record has been set in just two years.
Doccia porcelain dishes sell for £70,000 despite poor condition17 December 2016
A group of three Doccia porcelain dishes from c.1740-45 sold for £70,000 at a stellar sale at Cheffins in Cambridge.
Export bar issued for rare Wedgwood vase sold at Christie’s auction16 December 2016
A temporary export bar has been placed on a rare Wedgwood vase in the hope £482,500 can be raised to keep it in the UK.
Vesta match cases fire up auction interest at Lawrences in Somerset14 December 2016
Most collectors have a burning passion. For John and Patricia McKenzie, the items that fired their interest were vesta cases, the small portable boxes made to contain matches and keep them dry.
Form, glaze and rarity lift Van De Velde vase at Oxford auction08 December 2016
This stoneware vase designed by Henry Van De Velde for Reinhold Hanke was sold at Mallams in Oxford earlier today for £17,000.
Vincennes porcelain jug with royal connection emerges at Bonhams01 December 2016
This French porcelain hot water jug, or ‘pot à eau’ was made at the Vincennes factory in 1754, probably for the Dauphine Maria Josepha. The mother of King Louis XVI, who was guillotined during the French Revolution, she was an important patron of Vincennes.
Rare Irish silver porringer sold for five times estimate at Sworders’ auction30 November 2016
A rare and recently rediscovered Irish Commonwealth/Charles II silver porringer sold today for £25,000 – five times its estimate – at Sworders’ auction in Essex.
Top picks from the Attenborough’s Picasso ceramics sale at Sotheby’s23 November 2016
The late Lord & Lady Attenborough’s Picasso ceramics sale made a hammer total of £2.48m at Sotheby’s yesterday with all 66 lots finding buyers. The collection was formed over 50 years after the couple purchased a £3 souvenir ashtray in 1954.
The Victoria & Albert Museum unveils 500 objects from its Gilbert Collection22 November 2016
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Galleries in the Victoria & Albert Museum has re-opened with more than 500 objects on display, free to the public.
Martin Brothers birds fly into Texas saleroom15 November 2016
The quirky characterful and very British art pottery created by the late 19th/early 20th century artist potters Wallace, Robert and Edwin Martin is as popular in the US as in its country of origin.
Picasso picked up near Plymouth goes to auction14 November 2016
Plymouth Auction Rooms made a surprise find on a recent visit to a remote Cornish cottage on the banks of the river Tamar. The auction firm was valuing a mixture of Cornish art and collectables at the address when it came across a Pablo Picasso vase.
Vendor’s waste paper basket proves to be rare Burmese silver bowl11 November 2016
A rare late 19th century Burmese silver bowl has come to auction having previously been used by the vendor’s mother as a waste paper basket.
Sworders to offer rediscovered silver rarity10 November 2016
Only a handful of pieces of Irish secular silver are known to survive from before the Restoration.
Mason museum buys rare glass painting of Grand Master09 November 2016
The Library and Museum of Freemasonry in London has revealed the latest addition to its collection.
‘Unique’ Emile Gallé lamp sells to Florida museum at $260,00004 November 2016
The Modernism Museum Mount Dora in Florida is the proud new owner of a possibly unique Emile Gallé Allium floor lamp which sold for a hammer price of $260,000 (£167,740) or $310,000 including premium.
New auction highs for ‘castle-top’ card cases at Salisbury saleroom03 November 2016
Smashing an auction record is one thing – doing it several times in the same sale is another.
The Presidential Selection: George Washington31 October 2016
In the run-up to the US election on November 8, Frances Allitt takes a look at the objects previous presidents borrowed, bought – and sometimes broke.
Bottled-up demand for medicine that ‘restores life’ – auction record set for rare Victorian flask28 October 2016
A new record for an empty English medicine bottle was set by BBR Auctions in Elsecar, North Yorkshire when a Victorian flask of ‘Dr Sibley’s Solar Tincture’ took £8200.
Wedgwood vase adds lustre to auction in Scotland20 October 2016
At just over 17in (42cm) high, the 1920s Wedgwood vase (shape 2465) is among the largest produced in the Fairyland Lustre range.
Bonhams to offer largest Coalport vase ever produced19 October 2016
Coalport porcelain, like that produced at Derby, is renowned for its quality and decoration, drawing inspiration from work produced at the celebrated Sèvres factory.
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