Joanna Constantinidis stoneware Body Pot – £8800 at Adam Partridge.

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Most of her pared-down thrown forms, often enhanced by lustre glazes, have sold in the high hundreds rather than the thousands.

However, price levels for her best works have changed significantly, particularly after a large stoneware Body Pot from c.1975 took a record £15,000 at Maak, London, in June 2021.

Another of these prime-period asymmetrical lustred stoneware vessels, indicative of the work for which Constantinidis was awarded the Medal of Honour at the international exhibition of ceramic art in Faenza in 1978, emerged for sale at Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Macclesfield on April 29.

Standing 17in (42cm), it was estimated at £400-600 but made £8800.