Collectors Get Cracking on 350-Lots of Ceramics...
Lawrences’ auctions of Decorative Arts and Ceramics will often comprise lots from all around the world spanning many centuries. The Winter auction commenced with Decorative Arts. Highlights included £2750 for a Heal’s limed oak cupboard that combined practicality with striking economy of design;£2620 for a 1929 Lalique car mascot entitled `Longchamp` of a horse’s head in frosted glass; £3620 for a large Theodore Deck vase and £1560 for a William de Morgan bowl decorated by Frederick Passenger.
From the European ceramics section, a late 18th Century Worcester basket with cover and stand from the Fountance Collection made £2370; an amusing group of sixteen Meissen- and Meissen-style `monkey band` figurines made £2000; and a set of eleven Sevres style coffee cans with twelve saucers made £3000.
From the Oriental and Asian selection, there were strong prices for two sumptuous volumes of Chinese watercolours comprising flowers, birds, fish, insects and figures that made £4250 (66 images in total); a celadon jade mounted silver box from the Harvey-Kelly collection that made £3000; a group of nine jade items, including a near white jade pendant of a boy upon a fish, that made £4000; four porcelain plaques, possibly Republic period, each 26 x 39cm, that made £4750 and a Chinese bowl, Ming style, that led the section and took £10,600.
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