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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Strike two for Sampson & Mordan vesta cases

28 March 2022

The Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu sale at Dix Noonan Webb (25% buyer’s premium) in London on March 15 included more fine silver and enamel vesta cases by Sampson Mordan & Co to add to those sold by the firm in September 2021.

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Stored away since 1920s, brought to light in 2022 sale

28 March 2022

Silver was the major strength of a recent two-day sale at Dreweatts (25% buyers’ premium). All bar one of the 549 lots got away to a hammer total tipping the £1m mark.

Stoneware bottle

Raising a toast to John Dwight’s ‘fine Browne stone wares’

21 March 2022

Two stoneware tavern bottles produced at John Dwight’s Fulham Pottery in the 1670s surfaced for sale in West Sussex earlier this month.

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Early silver from Faniel collection on offer at Drouot

21 March 2022

Early silver will go under the hammer this month at Drouot when Jean-Marc Delvaux offers items from the collection of Stéphane Faniel (1909-78).

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Specialist Art Deco glass sales move to the countryside

21 March 2022

The Lalique glass market – one where most pieces fall in the £500-10,000 price bracket – was once a space dominated in the UK by the major international auction houses, particularly Christie’s and then Bonhams. But the landscape has changed.

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Third slice of Sztejnberg silver offered in Paris

21 March 2022

Fashion retailer’s extensive and wide-ranging French collection sets a €4m total in Paris

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Lalique: International collectors follow the scent of a strong market

21 March 2022

Is the fire returning to the Lalique market? Record results for a private collection of 150 perfume bottles at Lyon & Turnbull suggests it might be

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Satisfying a craze for ‘the antique’

21 March 2022

Nottingham sale showcases wares of ‘the most complete manufacturer in England in metal’

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Rare Doulton Spooks figure brings £5300 on home soil

21 March 2022

Not to be confused with the modern limited edition Toby jugs of the same name, the early Royal Doulton figure Spooks is among the most desirable models in all the HN series.

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Cataloguing the best in London and beyond

21 March 2022

A round-up of current catalogues from folk-art at the rescheduled Winter Show to the Mellor-Cobham collection of English porcelain at Albert Amor

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Bullfight for a Picasso charger with reverse appeal

21 March 2022

Picasso produced more than 3500 ceramic designs and created 633 different ceramic editions between 1947-71.

Hollytrees Museum

Police plea for return of stolen medals from Colchester museum

19 March 2022

Essex Police and Hollytrees Museum in Colchester are hoping to recover five 19th century medals stolen in a burglary earlier this month.

Picasso for Madoura Pottery charger

Rare variant of a Picasso ceramic stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

18 March 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Pablo Picasso charger with rare decoration to the reverse that more than doubled estimate in East Sussex.

St Simon terminal spoon

Pick of the week: Henry VIII spoons emerge from storage

14 March 2022

The collecting history of English silver spoons spans well over a century.

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Wiener Werkstätte design catches the eye at Metz

14 March 2022

Among the eye-catchers in the general auction at Metz in Heidelberg on March 25-26 is a small, partly enamelled silver box with a gilt interior.

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Collection from German castle hidden in wooden crates for 90 years emerges in Munich

14 March 2022

More than 600 lots at Neumeister’s Munich sale on March 30 have been hidden from public view for 90 years, packed in wooden crates.

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Bath Decorative Fair celebrates spring with return to former spot in the calendar

14 March 2022

Traders look forward to fairs such as Bath after numerous challenges of sourcing new items

Brass and enamel garter stall plaques

Pick of the week: Heraldic plaques found in a wardrobe take £10,000 bid

07 March 2022

Found in a wardrobe during the clearance of a deceased estate in Spalding, ‘a group of four early 19th century French heraldic plaques’ sold way over hopes at Stamford Auction Rooms in Lincolnshire on February 26.

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Constance Spry vase blossoms at £8500

07 March 2022

Floral decorator tasked her assistant to develop a range which was fired by Fulham Pottery.

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Playful Tinworth packs a Punch and Judy

07 March 2022

As a Doulton ‘lifer’ George Tinworth’s (1843-1913) output was immense.

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