Sale FS18; Lot: 0171: Rolex. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 660ft = 200m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' wristwatch, the black dial with luminescent markers, red 'Submariner', 'Mercedes' hands, centre seconds and magnified date aperture, the case numbered 3302008, design no 1680, together with certificate guarantee dated 23/12/75, booklet and translation, in fitted Rolex case.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0171
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £6,100
Rolex. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 660ft = 200m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' wristwatch, the black dial with luminescent markers, red 'Submariner', 'Mercedes' hands, centre seconds and ...

Sale SE48; Lot: 0410: Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) 'Con Brio' - an Art Deco cold painted bronze and ivory figure of a young lady standing on one leg with arms outstretched, mounted on a rectangular onyx dish, the bronze plinth signed 'F. PREISS', 28.5cm high overall, the dish 30cm long.

Sale: SE48 (05 Nov 2008)
Auction Lot: 0410
Estimate: £4,000-£5,000
Realised: £11,500
Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) 'Con Brio' - an Art Deco cold painted bronze and ivory figure of a young lady standing on one leg with arms outstretched, mounted on a rectangular ...

Sale FS18; Lot: 0856: By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an arched mirrored door, flanked by two panelled doors each inset with a tile picture depicting a peacock, an arrangement of six drawers below and on bracket feet, 180cm (5ft 11in) wide, 216cm (7ft 1in) high, the brass locks all impressed S & P B, the tiles marked Flaxman on the reverse.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0856
Estimate: £1,500-£2,000
Realised: £4,900
By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an ...

Ceramics and Glass

Nic SainteyNic Saintey
Director

Andrew ThomasAndrew Thomas
Valuations Expert and Ceramics Consultant

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