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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: 0081: A silver presentation casket engraved with views of Tiverton including the Castle, Old Blundells, St Peters Church and the Town Hall, presented by the Viscount of Tiverton, maker W & S, Birmingham, 1898.

Sale: FS10 (20 Apr 2011)
Auction Lot: 0081
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £4,100
A silver presentation casket engraved with views of Tiverton including the Castle, Old Blundells, St Peters Church and the Town Hall, presented by the Viscount of Tiverton, maker W & ...

Sale FS27; Lot: 0612: A rare Indian mother of pearl and stone casket of rectangular form, the brass frame applied with polished red stone and mother of pearl plaques of fish-scale and foliate design secured with metal pins, with iron hinges and clasp, on shaped bracket feet, Gujarat, 17th century, 20cm wide [some old damage and losses].

Sale: FS27 (14 Jul 2015)
Auction Lot: 0612
Estimate: £2,500-£3,500
Realised: £28,000
A rare Indian mother of pearl and stone casket of rectangular form, the brass frame applied with polished red stone and mother of pearl plaques of fish-scale and foliate design ...

Sale FS17; Lot: 0380: Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell [1822-1869] - Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell's Photographic Album. A mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking front board and some leaves.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0380
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £9,400
Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell [1822-1869] - Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell's Photographic Album. A mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking front board and some leaves.