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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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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Bloomsbury and Omega are key to pottery appeal

07 March 2022

From the early 1930s, the London potter Phyllis Keyes (1881-1968), with a studio in Warren Street and later in Clipstone Street, supplied Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and other members of the Bloomsbury Group with earthenware teawares, jugs and vases for decoration.

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Metal detectorist's medieval gold cross emerges at London auction

07 March 2022

This early medieval gold cross was discovered by a metal detectorist in a field in Sutton St Edmund, Lincolnshire, in April 2019. After two years, going through the Treasure process, the cross was returned to the finder, who is selling it at Dix Noonan Webb on March 15.

Car mascot

Plea to help find stolen René Lalique car mascot

03 March 2022

A dealer whose René Lalique car mascot was stolen from a fair is offering a reward for its return.

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Art gallery wants your Egyptian revival expertise

28 February 2022

Norwich’s Sainsbury Centre art gallery has put a call out to the art and antiques sector for information and objects to help develop a new show.

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Porcelain beaker from the Baltic Service attracts bidding in Cumbria

28 February 2022

This porcelain beaker from the Baltic Service was the highlight of a timed online sale held by 1818 Auctioneers (22.5% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Cumbria.

Lalique Le Parfum des Anges scent bottle

Lalique scent bottle stars in our pick of six auction highlights sold this week

25 February 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Lalique scent bottle that sold for 20-times estimate at Lyon & Turnbull.

Renaissance roundel

Rare Renaissance roundel bought by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art after a nearly 20-year wait

24 February 2022

A rare Renaissance roundel has been bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly 20 years after its first attempt.

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