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Ceramics and Glass

Nic SainteyNic Saintey
Department Head

Andrew ThomasAndrew Thomas
Ceramics and Glass Expert

The Ceramic and Glass Department of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, run by Nicholas Saintey, handles a fascinating variety of pottery, porcelain and glassware. Many hitherto unrecognised and important pieces have been brought to the market place through the department's enthusiasm and expertise. In excess of 5,000 lots are offered every year.

English Pottery

As ceramics become increasingly popular, so the fields of collecting broaden far beyond the traditionally strong market for 18th century English work. Our auctions include examples from most of the better-known English factories, as well as pottery and porcelain from oriental and continental sources. Many owners are also discovering that pieces bought in the 1920's - perhaps as wedding presents for their grandparents or parents - have become sought after antiques. Our reference library can help to establish not only the value but also the full history of the piece.

Glassware


The department also handles all aspects of glassware, from the best of French to early English and the decorative work of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ceramics Categories

Glass Categories

Joint Ceramics and Glassware Category

Sale FS10; Lot: 0185: A 17th century gold and hair plait heart-shaped memento mori panel with enamelled skeleton motif together with three similar.

Sale: FS10 (20 Apr 2011)
Auction Lot: 0185
Estimate: £600-£800
Realised: £4,300
A 17th century gold and hair plait heart-shaped memento mori panel with enamelled skeleton motif together with three similar.

Sale FS11; Lot: 0473: A Martin Bros salt glazed stoneware 'grotesque' spoon warmer. Signed RW Martin, London & Southall 11-1879.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0473
Estimate: £3,000-£4,000
Realised: £14,500
A Martin Bros salt glazed stoneware 'grotesque' spoon warmer. Signed RW Martin, London & Southall 11-1879.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0743: Edouard Marcel Sandoz (1881-1971), a patinated bronze study of a Fennec Fox circa 1920s, impressed with Susse Freres foundry mark, inscribed Susse Frs Edts, Paris, cire perdue and signed M Sandoz, 29cm high.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0743
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £6,500
Edouard Marcel Sandoz (1881-1971), a patinated bronze study of a Fennec Fox circa 1920s, impressed with Susse Freres foundry mark, inscribed Susse Frs Edts, Paris, cire perdue and signed M ...