Sale FS26; Lot: 0803: A Persian ivory, mother of pearl and horn mounted wood box and cover in the form of a parrot, it's plumage inlaid in naturalistic and geometric style, the hinged cover with lock and opening to reveal three internal divisions, on steel legs, late 18th/early 19th century, 16.5cm high [minor damage and losses].

Sale: FS26 (21 Apr 2015)
Auction Lot: 0803
Estimate: £800-£1,200
Realised: £13,500
A Persian ivory, mother of pearl and horn mounted wood box and cover in the form of a parrot, it's plumage inlaid in naturalistic and geometric style, the hinged cover ...

Sale FS24; Lot: 0354: An early 18th century sealed mallet shaped wine bottle of medium green colour and of small size with raised tapering neck and string rim, with pronounced 'kick up', the shoulders with a seal for 'E. Herbert, 1721, 16cm high, minor chips to rim.

Sale: FS24 (28 Oct 2014)
Auction Lot: 0354
Estimate: £500-£700
Realised: £2,100
An early 18th century sealed mallet shaped wine bottle of medium green colour and of small size with raised tapering neck and string rim, with pronounced 'kick up', the shoulders ...

Sale BK5; Lot: 0334: A Catalogue of the different Specimens of Cloth Collected in the Three Voyages of Captain Cook to the Southern Hemisphere.

Sale: BK5 (30 Mar 2011)
Auction Lot: 0334
Estimate: £40,000-£50,000
Realised: £130,000
A Catalogue of the different Specimens of Cloth Collected in the Three Voyages of Captain Cook to the Southern Hemisphere.

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