Decorative Art

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.

Baccarat tantalus

Trunk and drunk at the same time for a party

16 May 2022

This remarkable Baccarat tantalus in the form of an elephant and howdah sold at Can$120,000 (£75,000) at an auction in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Constantinidis ceramics on the rise

16 May 2022

Typically, the work of studio potter Joanna Constantinidis (1927-2000), for nearly 40 years a lecturer in ceramics at Chelmsford Technical College and School of Art, has tended to occupy the second tier of the burgeoning contemporary ceramics market.

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Indiana sale offers majolica marvels

16 May 2022

Strawser auction group holds a three-day sale series in Indiana on May 25 & 27-28.

Silver spoons

Farnham antiques centre targeted by thieves

12 May 2022

A Farnham antiques centre is hoping to track down items stolen after a break in last week.

CQD Life-Saving Medal

Titanic twists of fate: tale of two auction lots in the US and UK

11 May 2022

Fate played a cruel hand in the case of two Titanic passengers whose stories have come to light through recent auction lots.

Kew Gardens scene

Panel show forms an orderly Kew

09 May 2022

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park is well known for selling garden items.

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Royal commemorative items could be crowning glories at Petworth fair

09 May 2022

Among the stand-out items at 'The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair' are two Regency glass crown scent bottles made for the coronation of King George IV.

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Snappy Dresser rewarded at £21,000

02 May 2022

The latest design sale at Roseberys featured this Aesthetic movement silver and ivory claret or water jug designed by Christopher Dresser.

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Xianfeng’s flask comes to auction

02 May 2022

Alastair Gibson Auctions has secured a remarkable Chinese imperial object with a Second Opium War provenance for a sale in London in the summer.

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Kendall carved out a reputation for quality

02 May 2022

This large oak Orientalist carving, 'Eastern Slave Girl', is by the Victorian woodcarver Thomas Henry Kendall.

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Lalique mascots add a touch of glass

02 May 2022

Lyon & Turnbull notes that while mascots made no functional contribution to a car, they “certainly added style, and generally have fared better over time than the cars to which they were mounted”.

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Haughtons' seminar back in physical form

02 May 2022

The Haughtons are celebrating 40 years of fairs, exhibitions and events with a two-day seminar this summer.

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Leafy design from Lady Anne

25 April 2022

A porcelain cabbage, its leaves edged in pale orange, is a highlight among 72 vegetables, animals and fruits featured in Albert Amor’s next exhibition – its first foray into Contemporary artwork.

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Judge Gary’s celebrated service creates a stir

25 April 2022

The March 30-31 sale at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green included three pieces from the Royal Crown Derby Judge Gary service.

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Indian pieces including jewellery owned by the mother of the Maharajah Duleep Singh attract bids at Bonhams

25 April 2022

The Islamic and Indian Art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) on March 29 was topped by a diamond and emerald set gold pendant from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63).

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ATG letter: Lalique perfume bottle decoration had a taste of blackcurrant

25 April 2022

I read with interest your informative report on the sale of Lalique perfume bottles (ATG No 2535). I was amazed at the huge prizes.

Lalique vase

Lalique celebrates 100 years at French factory

23 April 2022

The Lalique factory in Wingen-sur-Moder, in north eastern France, is celebrating 100 years in operation.

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5 Questions: glass and ceramics dealer Dave Woodger

18 April 2022

Dave Woodger deals primarily on the fairs circuit, particularly the IACF events, specialising in Whitefriars, Worcester and Doulton porcelain.

Staffordshire greyhounds

Pick of the week: ‘The talk of the Staffordshire community’

11 April 2022

As a general rule prices for most pairs of Staffordshire dogs, the quintessential Victorian fireside ornament, have dipped markedly in the past generation.

Six Sèvres plates

Sèvres ‘Etruscan’ plates receive just desserts in Lincolnshire

11 April 2022

Plates from a documented mid-19th century Sèvres dessert set sold for £36,000 at Golding Young & Mawer in Grantham on April 6.

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