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.

Fabergé egg

Plea for help to track down stolen props from The Crown TV series

22 February 2022

The antiques trade is being asked to look out for a group of props stolen from the team behind Netflix’s The Crown that were taken from a lorry.

Garniture

Pick of the week: From China to Peru to London – a bowl that inspired the royal goldsmiths

21 February 2022

This silver-gilt chinoiserie garniture would not have looked out of place at the Brighton Pavilion.

Doulton vase

The vase that helped Doulton shine in Paris

21 February 2022

Like other manufacturers, Doulton took great trouble with the wares submitted to international exhibitions.

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Silver gilt jug commissioned for a king to be offered at Fontainebleau auction

21 February 2022

An imposing silver gilt jug and basin by a master goldsmith of the Empire period is one of the highlights of Osenat’s L’Empire à Fontainebleau auction.

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Tsar's gift to Philadelphia doctor to be sold at Freeman’s

14 February 2022

This cloisonné and plique à jour enamel silver presentation tankard will be one of the highlights of the Gilded Age auction at Freeman’s in Philadelphia on February 24.

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North America: Old school lessons in English ceramics

14 February 2022

Traditional collecting fields still have an attraction when estimates are realistic, as proved by 18th century porcelain and pottery auctioned in the US

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Jardinieres take root in Maine auction

14 February 2022

The varied mixed-discipline Winter Enchantment sale to be held in Maine by Thomaston Place auctions over three days from February 25-27 will include a sizeable glass and ceramics section.

Items from the estate of Prof Bernard Nevill.

Collection from set of Withnail and I comes to auction in Sussex

12 February 2022

Items from the estate of Prof Bernard Nevill, including furniture and works of art from the film set of 'Withnail and I', will be offered at Bellmans this month.

Teapot

Just what the doctors ordered: a healthy infusion of $10,000

07 February 2022

An 18th century teapot was among the stand out items in the sale of the collection of doctors-turned-dealers Wynn A Sayman Antiques.

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Solicitor’s sale reflects lifetime interest in West Country silver

07 February 2022

A Plymouth solicitor’s lifetime appreciation of West Country silver was shared by enthusiastic bidders at Chilcotts’ (21% buyer’s premium) Honiton rooms.

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5 Questions: pottery dealer John Howard

07 February 2022

Here we speak to dealer John Howard who specialises in British pottery.

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‘Bulgari’ rescued from dressing-up box fate

07 February 2022

Bidders backing their judgment sent two lots to 20-times estimates at Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) jewellery and silver sale

Celestial cup

Silver Vaults dealer S&J Stodel wins the £26,000 trophy

31 January 2022

The potent mix of China, horseracing and the 1851 Great Exhibition yielded a strong price for this splendid ‘export’ silver trophy at auction.

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Tiny teawares for a ‘little miss’

31 January 2022

Halls (23% buyer’s premium) offered the Enid and Bruce Moulder collection of toy teawares via a timed online auction that closed on November 23.

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Famed for whimsical cats, but Louis Wain also took Futurist inspiration

31 January 2022

The recent release of 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' starring Benedict Cumberbatch provided a topical spin to this rare Amphora pottery model.

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Silver tankard from Canadian admirers of British pluck

31 January 2022

Marked for Savage & Lyman, Montreal, c.1855-60, this silver tankard was awarded to British bare-knuckle boxer Tom Sayers.

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Royal Crown Derby teapot serves up Surrealism thanks to Dalí

31 January 2022

A rare Royal Crown Derby teapot made to a design created by Salvador Dalí surfaced recently at Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) in Stamford.

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How majolica mania takes over

31 January 2022

Couple of friends amassed extensive collections that led to a book and a major exhibition

Pillar box

Post box alert as thieves strike in Suffolk and Norfolk

26 January 2022

Royal Mail is on alert after a number of post boxes were stolen in Suffolk and Norfolk in recent weeks with a fear they are being sold online.

Waistel Cooper pot

Fine Art Society promotes studio potter Waistel Cooper

17 January 2022

The first half of a single-owner collection of more than 100 works by British studio potter Waistel Cooper (1921-2003) is on offer at the Fine Art Society.

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