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.

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Vincennes porcelain bottle cooler among TV executive's collection offered at Butterscotch Auctions

18 March 2019

This 1750s Vincennes porcelain bottle cooler is part of a collection of around 60 lots of French, (mainly Sèvres, Vincennes and Mennecy) porcelain from the estate of the film and television executive John F Ball to be sold by Butterscotch Auctions, in Bedford, New York, on March 30-31.

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Porcelain galore in Chelsea fair

11 March 2019

Porcelain from five private collections features in a special exhibition on the stand of Jupiter Antiques at this month’s Chelsea Antiques Fair.

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Tribute: Remembering pioneering Isleworth scholar and collector Dr Trevor Darling

11 March 2019

As reported in this week’s Dealers’ Diary, Jupiter Antiques is holding the first spring exhibition in its 35-year history. It takes place within an outside organised event (Penman Fairs), The Chelsea Antiques Fair. Five collections feature, including hundreds of pieces put together by the late Dr Trevor Darling, who died last year. Ahead of the fair Jupiter Antiques has paid tribute to him.

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Elizabethan beaker is rare survivor of war meltdown

11 March 2019

Silver across five centuries caught the eye at provincial sales in February.

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Buyer loves Lalique rarity value

11 March 2019

Rather sparsely catalogued, this unusual 14in (36cm) Lalique glass dish with a lovebirds design had emerged from a local unpaid storage unit into Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) February 18-20 sale in Selborne. Given a here-to-sell estimate of £150-200, it took £4200.

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‘The Clarice Cliff collecting market has grown older with me’

11 March 2019

Familiar striking shapes and bright colours retain a strong following despite a fall in demand from the 1980s-90s heyday.

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Rathbone is the name of the game as coincidental company title sets collecting duo on the road to many purchases

11 March 2019

In the latest of our occasional series of collector interviews, we talk to Ian Harvey, 74, a retired chartered accountant who has been collecting all his adult life.

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Clarice Cliff across the price spectrum at Woolley & Wallis including a side plate designed by Laura Knight

11 March 2019

A selection of five pieces of Clarice Cliff offered at different price levels at Woolley & Wallis on March 20 .

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International Women's Day: five women who made their mark on art and antiques history

08 March 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day, ATG brings you its choice of women who centuries ago, were trailblazers for the female artists who flourished amid the greater freedoms of the 20th century.

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last week? Five auction highlights including a silver spoon from 1528 that drew spectacular bidding

08 March 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include a Henry VIII apostle spoon making ten times estimate at an auction in Leicestershire, and a huge Minton majolica urn bringing similar levels of competition in Ireland.

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Six lots of Clarice Cliff for sale at Woolley & Wallis later this month

07 March 2019

Two collections of Clarice Cliff pottery are coming up for sale in Salisbury, from typical wares to the very rare. ATG talks to Woolley & Wallis specialist Michael Jeffery about six lots that reflect the evolution of the pioneering designer’s output

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Winter auction greeted with warm response

04 March 2019

The plethora of single-collection sales at the start of the year was not at the expense of old-fashioned auctions offering good-quality offerings across the range of dealing and collecting – such as the Winter Fine Arts sale at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Dorchester.

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French art glass offered in Kansas auction

04 March 2019

Plenty of French art glass features in Woody Auction’s March 9 sale in Douglass, Kansas, including this bowl by Daum.

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Double window panels at triple value

04 March 2019

Two Victorian stained-glass and leaded window panels entered by the same vendor trebled the estimates in selling to the same UK online bidder at Special Auction Services (17.5% buyer’s premium) on February 5.

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Market undulations for English delft and Staffordshire highlighted at Pelham Olive auction

25 February 2019

Pictured here are three pieces from the Pelham Olive collection sold by Bonhams on January 31. Two are early English delft and are prize examples because they are inscribed and dated. The third is an example of Staffordshire slipware.

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Form and function makes the difference for 17th century ceramics and metalwork

25 February 2019

The models used in 17th century ceramics were typically derived from contemporary metalwork – and occasionally vice versa.

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Five-figure Irish chalice in Lancashire

25 February 2019

Out-sold by the 100-times estimate £22,000 Japanese vase featured on last week’s News pages (ATG No 2380), this gold and silver-gilt chalice, right, offered at Lytham St Annes auction house Gerrards (18% buyer’s premium) on February 7 was a more predictable five-figure star.

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‘Surrey’ enamel candlestick draws admirers in New York

25 February 2019

This exceptional candlestick belongs to a small group of cast and enamelled brass wares made in the second half of the 17th century. All are distinguished by their method of production: unlike champlévé or cloisonné decoration, the enamelled fields were cast in the mould.

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Rarities in the regions – three lots drawing strong bidding including a Staffordshire slipware honey pot

25 February 2019

Three lots selling for multi-estimate sums at regional auctions in the UK including a Staffordshire slipware honey pot from c.1700 that drew demand at Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury.

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William III miniature coffee pot sells at Vogel sale for $4800

25 February 2019

The Vogels bought 17th and early 18th century silver from How of Edinburgh, SJ Phillips in London and Shrubsole in New York.

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