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Cracking Prices in 420-Lot Ceramics Sale...

19th July 2021

Lawrences kicked off their week of Summer Fine Art sales on Monday 19th July with a huge variety of lots from their Decorative Arts, Ceramics and Glass section. 

Included in the sale was a private collection of studio pottery and contemporary glass, collected by a couple in South Somerset.  It included two pottery vessels by world renowned potter Dame Magdalene Odundo, one of the world’s most valuable living ceramic artists. An early highlight was a large coil-built terracotta vessel, with an oval shaped neck inspired by exaggerated African angular coiffeur, with a globular body and 34cms high, that saw eager bidding to £117,500. A consecutive lot, also by Magdalene Odundo made £26,250, making a combined total of £143,750 (*inc BP) for the pair. 

In the Ceramics section: a rare Nantgarw Porcelain Square Dish,  beautifully painted and part of the famous Mackintosh service made £3,750 and a large Chelsea Porcelain Botanical Dish by Hans Sloane, painted with various botanical specimens, a butterfly and caterpillars, attracted keen bidding to make £13,125. 

The Oriental section included a pair of Chinese Pale Celadon Jade Octagonal Cup Stands that made £8,750; a Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Phoenix Vase that flew to £6,750 and a variety of Chinese export Porcelain, mostly 18th Century, that made £12,500.

From the private collection of a well known collector, a Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Tripod Censer, Kangxi period, made £6,250; another painted with a continuous scene of scholars conversing with ladies and Shoulao with a crane, within a rocky landscape made £6,875 and a rare Beijing pink overlaid white glass tripod censer, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period, carved to the side with a design of scrolling flowers attracted a lot of interest and was bid to £15,000, making a combined total for the collection over £75,000.

Careful to observe social distancing, the auctioneers were happy to be able to welcome in-room bidding for this sale and were delighted to report a buoyant event, the total for the day exceeding £410,000 with over 90% of the 420-lots finding buyers.  What a way to celebrate ‘freedom day’!

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