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Blue John sold urns

North London saleroom celebrates after Blue John urns stand out at auction

07 September 2018

The sale of three Blue John and ormolu-mounted urns could mark a purple patch for a family-run north London auction house this month.

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Lloyd Wright’s iconic urn sells for $650,000 in Chicago

10 October 2011

MADE by James A. Miller and Brother of Chicago to a design of c.1898, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 18in (45cm) high spherical copper urn worked with repoussé panels of interlocking geometric decoration, shown here, has become an icon of the American Arts & Crafts movement.

Beauty before age

04 March 2002

Top seller at a brisk day’s bidding at the Cheltenham sale held by Mallams (15% premium) on January 31 was a pair of classical style gilt metal and lapis lazuli urns and covers, one shown right.