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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Cluny Museum moves in to buy knightly ornament at auction

15 February 2021

The Cluny Museum in Paris, dedicated to works of art from the Middle Ages, pre-empted two items in a Pierre Bergé & Associes sale of Haute Epoque in Paris.

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Sèvres jug and basin for ‘Mylord Bolingbroke’

15 February 2021

The auction firm Peschetau-Badin (22.5% buyer’s premium) is known for holding dedicated ceramics sales and offered a two-day auction of European ceramics.

Georgian silver teapot

Georgian silver teapot with Wedgwood connection stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

12 February 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Georgian silver teapot with connections to the Wedgwood and Darwin families that sold four-times over estimate in Cumbria.

Martinware barrister face jug

Second Martinware pottery jug from Ealing theft returned

11 February 2021

A face jug from the Ealing Martinware thefts has been returned – the second piece from the Ealing Council’s collection to be recovered in recent months.

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Group of Wiener Werkstätte silverware shines alongside Knox and luxury liner relic

08 February 2021

American pieces understandably dominated the Rago (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) early 20th century Design sale in Lambertville, New Jersey, on January 21.

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Napoleon III decanters and glasses offered in Florida

08 February 2021

This French cased set of four decanters and 16 glasses dated to the Napoleon III period will feature in the 367-lot February 17 sale at Auction Life.

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Art Deco biscuit barrel emerges in Maine

08 February 2021

The February 26-28 sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries offers a wide selection of fine art and antiques of American and international interest.

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No public view? No worries…

08 February 2021

Despite lockdown restrictions Bonhams' traditional Oak Interior offerings performed very well

Brighton antiques dealer Patrick Moorhead

Brighton dealer Patrick Moorhead consigns 124 items to auction at Christie’s

04 February 2021

Brighton-based dealer Patrick Moorhead has consigned a group of works to Christie’s which are being offered in a single-owner online auction this month.

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Caddies, cups and much more among exceptional silver at Mallams

01 February 2021

The Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) two-day Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale in Oxford included some exceptional silver lots.

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Candelabra with Matthew Boulton sunburst mark comes to light in New Orleans

01 February 2021

A Winter Estates Sale at Neal in New Orleans from February 5-7 opens with just under 200 lots from the estate of journalist, author and hostess Julia Reed.

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Nathaniel Mills card case among single-owner collection at Doyle

01 February 2021

On February 25 Doyle in New York will be selling the single-owner Joseph and Miriam Poser Collection of English and American silver card and vesta cases.

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Vase sets Moser ceramics record

25 January 2021

Just before the turn of the century, the Austrian artist Koloman Moser began working as a teacher at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in Vienna. He was equally proficient in painting as he was in designing jewellery, silverware or ceramics.

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George White’s Royal Doulton work at Florida auction

18 January 2021

This Royal Doulton Art Nouveau twin-handled vase will be offered in the January 26-27 Collectors Auction at Lion and Unicorn of Hollywood, Florida.

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Dealers lead online charge at The Winter Show in New York

18 January 2021

New York’s Americana-focused event and longest-running antiques fair, The Winter Show, holds its 67th edition online from January 22-31 with around 60 exhibitors taking part.

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Gutfreund collection comes to Christie's with European focus

18 January 2021

Christie’s is selling the collection of Mr and Mrs John Gutfreund from their 5th Avenue New York apartment in a two-day live auction on January 26-27 and a series of online sales.

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Silver selection: Magna Carta sculptural group shines at Hansons

18 January 2021

‘Exceptional’ Victorian piece that made £56,000 leads a look at recent notable sale results.

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Hit the Deck for Orientalism

18 January 2021

This Mamluk-style pottery basin decorated with a band of kufic script is in fact the creation of ‘father of art pottery’ Frenchman Theodore Deck (1823-91).

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Souvenir suitable for a Jacobite

18 January 2021

These Jacobite roundels carry the portraits of Charles Edward Stuart (1720-88) and his brother Henry Benedict Stuart (1725-1807).

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Czech perfume bottle at Cottone Auctions

18 January 2021

Cottone Auctions is holding a sale of Antiques and Design in Geneseo, New York, on January 21.

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