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Pennsylvania auction brings Staffordshire pottery selection to market

14 September 2020

Pook & Pook’s online decorative arts auction in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, on September 17 will include several lots of the Staffordshire pottery Foley Intarsio ware.

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Staffordshire history lesson comes via a postcard

07 September 2020

The Staffordshire Figure Association is hoping to drum up some interest with the creation of this postcard available to buyers and sellers of Staffordshire figures.

Staffordshire pottery rabbits

ATG letter: Reminder on Staffordshire figure shortfalls

31 August 2020

MADAM – I have written on a previous occasion to the ATG in my capacity as president of the Staffordshire Figure Association and on behalf of its members, and indeed others who buy (or, should I say, would like to buy) Staffordshire figures at auction.

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Four Staffordshire figures underlining the market trends

13 July 2020

Staffordshire flatback figures have been off the boil for a while.

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'Durham Ox' plate among super Staffordshire pottery selection in Michigan

04 May 2020

Schmidt’s Antiques’ next ceramics auction in Ypsilanti, Michigan, will be on June 6 and features a wide range of English and Continental pottery and porcelain from Britain, Continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Staffordshire and Wedgwood pieces offered in Belgium

04 May 2020

Staffordshire blue and white ware, figures and Leeds creamware will be among a selection of English ceramics featured in Maison Jules’ large mixed-discipline auction of art, antiques and vintage items to be held online over three days from May 16-18 in Gent, Belgium.

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Strong supply of Wedgwood and Staffordshire among English ceramics at Boston sale

10 February 2020

A good range of 18th and 19th century English ceramics is included in Skinner’s February 14 sale of European furniture and decorative arts in Boston.

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Porcelain from the Prince of Interiors features highly at Sotheby’s New York

10 February 2020

A sizeable helping of English and Continental ceramics featured in the large auction titled Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors held by Sotheby’s New York (25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium).

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Staffs figures in fresh focus

16 December 2019

In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Staffordshire Figure Association (SFA) in 2020, its 60 members worldwide are, for the first time, receiving a wall calendar.

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Rare Staffordshire figure group bid to $19,000 at Stair Galleries

25 November 2019

Another of the highest prices in the Stair Galleries’ sale of a New York ceramics collection came for this Staffordshire rarity.

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Figure stars on Birmingham stage at Art & Antiques for Everyone

08 July 2019

Depiction of actor is one of the more traditional offerings at fair set to broaden its horizons.

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VOGEL AND OLIVE COLLECTIONS: Two auctions showing the highs and the lows of traditional markets

25 February 2019

The sale of two great collections at auction – one in London, the other in New York – has highlighted the ebbs and flows of the market for early British pottery and furniture.

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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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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.

ATG letter: Sticky labels can damage Staffordshire figures

03 December 2018

MADAM – Re: letters in ATG about sticky labels.

You get nothing for a pair, not in this game

26 November 2018

MADAM – I write this letter with three separate hats on but, in all three cases, addressed for the attention or our many auction houses.

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Mug shows trouble at the mill in 1878

13 August 2018

Riots broke out in Bury and Blackburn in May 1878 as cotton mill workers protested their low wages. The initially peaceful action escalated as employees attacked the factory and local constabulary, eventually looting and destroying the mill owner’s house.

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Rare models of bare-knuckle boxers sourced by Staffordshire specialists

26 March 2018

Last week’s review of a recently published ebook on a Dallas collection of early English pottery included an image of a pair of figures of the famous bare-knuckle pugilists Thomas Cribb and Thomas Molineux.

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ATG letter: Why I go for broken Staffordshire figurines

26 March 2018

MADAM – I am an artist and a restorer and have been working with broken Staffordshire figurines for some time now – re-inventing and giving them a new lease of life.

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‘The good old days’ at Chelsea

01 April 2017

This unusual Staffordshire figure of Billy Walters, c.1820, by Enoch Wood was among the pieces sold at the recent Chelsea Antiques, Art & Design Fair (March 15-19).