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Bunnykins figures set Doulton record

18 July 2022

A new record for a Royal Doulton figure has been set in Stoke-on-Trent.

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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.

Barewall reveals all about the ‘Lowry of the Potteries’

03 January 2022

Barewall Art Gallery has published a monograph on celebrated Staffordshire artist Arthur Berry (1925-94), known as the ‘Lowry of the Potteries’.

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Beswick brings a bit of colour to the ceramics market

13 December 2021

In the collectable ceramics market colour can count for a lot.

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Up sticks from the Potteries

22 November 2021

This pair of William III silver candlesticks came for sale at Potteries Auctions (20% buyer’s premium).

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Beswick at its most avant garde

24 May 2021

The 27 animal models created for Beswick by Colin Melbourne represented the firm at its most avant garde.

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Lloyd bowl and Beddall service

07 December 2020

Small Britannia standard silver bowls are the signature pieces the Scottish silversmith Michael Lloyd (c.1950).

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Auction explorers locate rare silver pocket watch

06 April 2020

An unusual late Victorian silver pocket watch by Herbert Blockley of London sold for an unexpected £2800 at Potteries Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in Stoke-on- Trent.

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Core of racecourse regulars

07 October 2019

Carol Baskin and her business partner Gareth Brunt of the Antique Forum Group organise the regular two-day antiques and collectors’ fairs at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire.

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Scottish ceramics shine in Stoke

05 August 2019

Sold in the heartlands of English ceramics, this example, below, of Scotland’s finest was the estimate-shattering star of Potteries Auctions’ (20% buyer’s premium) July 13-14 sale in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Dealers team up as chapel view helps heart charity

28 January 2019

Barewall Art Gallery in Burslem recently sold 'Chapel' by Arthur Berry (1925-94), raising £2170 for the British Heart Foundation.

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Staffordshire auction house expands in the Potteries

17 July 2018

Staffordshire’s Potteries Auctions is expanding with a second saleroom to increase its auction frequency to two a month.

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Iron Age gold torcs head to Stoke museum after fundraising target reached

19 December 2017

A collection of Iron Age gold jewellery is to go on display at Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery after fundraising hit the £325,000 target.

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Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries museum welcomes home Wedgwood vase and kicks of fundraising for Iron Age torcs

16 September 2017

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent had a double celebration today when it welcomed home a vase by master potter Josiah Wedgwood and launched a fundraising campaign to buy the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs.

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New grant helps funding appeal to keep Wedgwood First Day’s vase in Stoke on Trent

17 March 2017

Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is hopeful of raising nearly half a million pounds to buy a Wedgwood First Day’s vase after it was awarded a £90,000 grant from the Art Fund.

V&A deal secures future of Wedgwood archive

15 December 2014

A series of deals to safeguard the future of the Wedgwood Collection and ensure it will continue to be displayed in the Potteries have now been completed.

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Winning the Beswick trials

09 May 2014

A trial model of a champion dog led the way among a group of Beswick figures sold at a recent auction in Stoke-on-Trent.

Signs of hope for Wedgwood Museum

23 September 2013

There are promising signs for the future of the Wedgwood Museum thanks to planning approval given to redevelop the site where it is based near Stoke-on-Trent.

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Nelson touch propels Doulton character jug to £5400

27 June 2012

The attractions of variations from run-of-the-mill ceramics extends to all factories, and the recent sale of a Royal Doulton 'Nelson' jug showed how the presence of a rare backstamp mark can increase the value of an item 100 times over.

Wedgwood Museum under threat after £134m pension shortfall

09 August 2010

AN extraordinary legal loophole threatens to decimate the unique collection of the award-winning Wedgwood Museum in Stoke-on-Trent.