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Three versions of the Staffordshire figure The Italian Boy

Dealer solves Staffordshire figure crime mystery

28 November 2022

Dealer Damon Revans-Turner of RTS Antiques in Liverpool has put a name and story to a rare Staffordshire figure that has hitherto evaded attribution.

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Leopard bites back at unlucky hunter

29 August 2022

Hot on the heels of Christie’s offering a collection of more than 80 18th century Battersea and Bilston enamels formed by interwar connoisseur Nellie Ionides (part of the May 27 auction of items from the estate of Lord and Lady Swaythling), Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) featured a smaller selection of similar wares across two sales in the summer.

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Victory parade in figure form

29 August 2022

The Crimean War inspired many Staffordshire flatback figures - including this rare model made to mark the end of the conflict in 1856.

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Staffordshire pottery: Creators fired up by their beliefs

20 June 2022

Grisly figures burning at the stake reflected religious background of Staffordshire potters

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Support for the monarchy still strong as commemorative items bring demand at auction

30 May 2022

Special look at the cross-over market for coronation and commemorative items

Staffordshire greyhounds

Pick of the week: ‘The talk of the Staffordshire community’

11 April 2022

As a general rule prices for most pairs of Staffordshire dogs, the quintessential Victorian fireside ornament, have dipped markedly in the past generation.

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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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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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Boxers fight their way to the top price level

10 January 2022

Rarely do 19th century Staffordshire figures feature among the top-selling lots at auction these days but two bare-fist boxing champions did just that.

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Facts and figures: a collection formed with the "eye of a man who loved and knew his subject"

29 November 2021

Amassed by the headmaster of one of Britain’s finest public schools, the Silk collection of Staffordshire portrait figures provides a fillip to an overlooked market

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Napoleonic porcelain now commands serious levels of auction power

15 November 2021

While the kilns at Sèvres languished during the Revolution, Napoleon recognised the value of a national porcelain factory and used it as an extension of his power.

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Squirrels surprise in Stamford

15 November 2021

At a recent sale at Stamford Auction Rooms (20% buyer’s premium) in Lincolnshire this pair of mid-19th century Staffordshire red squirrels sold for a surprise £2000.

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Pottery packing a punch

08 November 2021

A pair of early 19th century Staffordshire pearlware figures modelled after bare-knuckle boxers Tom Cribb and Tom Molineaux who fought for a ‘world title’ of sorts is estimated at £3000-5000 in Tennants’ Autumn Fine Sale on November 13 in Leyburn.

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Superb collection of British commemorative ceramics comes to auction

23 August 2021

The Robin Simpson (1940-2020) collection of British commemorative ceramics comes for sale next month.

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Collectors wise to owl rarity

12 July 2021

Back in 1990, following a famous and much-repeated Henry Sandon valuation on BBC Antiques Roadshow, a late 17th century slipware owl jug and cover was acquired by the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent for £22,000.

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Belting Belk Gambrell ceramics selection

12 July 2021

European ceramics from renowned US collector come to the New York rostrum.

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Toasting a toby jug auction record as Admiral Rodney jug brings buoyant demand

11 January 2021

Bonhams has set a new record for a toby jug with this c.1785 Admiral Lord Rodney jug.

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Ceramics and glassware: taking the market for toby jugs at face value

11 January 2021

A London auction offering ceramics fans a treat thanks to single-owner collections and a mixed array leads a look at the market as a whole

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Polito’s Menagerie doubles up at Edinburgh auction

11 January 2021

A recent sale at Franklin Browns (18% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh on included one of the most ambitious and most desirable of all early 19th century Staffordshire figure groups: the 'Polito’s Menagerie of the wonderful burds and beasts from most parts of the world'.

Polito’s Menagerie Staffordshire group

Top-selling Staffordshire figure group stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

18 December 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes one of the most ambitious and desirable early 19th century Staffordshire figure groups that made over 30-times estimate in Edinburgh.