Tuesday 19th September, 2017
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An amazing collection of Moorcroft Pottery is to be sold comprising around 120 pieces with the proceeds benefitting two charities.

Auctioneer Simon Jones says, “This is the best modern collection of Moorcroft Pottery I have seen in my 20 years at Lawrences. The quantity and variety is quite staggering and we are expecting a huge amount of interest from private collectors and Moorcroft specialists.’’

The collection will be sold in Lawrences October Fine Art Sale on Thursday 12th. Estimates range from £100-£1000 per lot.


A rare piece of Arts and Crafts Furniture is to sold. “Made by the celebrated furniture maker and designer Sidney Barnsley, this large sofa is a superb example of his work,” says Simon Jones at Lawrences. “The oak sofa has chamfered splats on the back, curved arms, and exposed pegs and joints. It passed through the Gimson family until the 1980’s, then it was given to Sir Anthony Denny who lived at Daneway House in the late 20thc and subsequently the Priests House in Muchelney, Somerset.”

Simon added, “Sidney Barnsley furniture appears very rarely in auction with most items in museums or private collections, so we are expecting a great deal of interest from collectors.”

The sofa will be included in our October Fine Art Sale on Thursday 12th October, and is expected to make £6000-£8000 in auction. For further details about this sale please contact Simon Jones on 01460 73041.