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 FS13; Lot: 0464: A Chinese bronze and inlaid vessel cast as a crouching mythical tortoise, with scales to its legs, Ming/Qing Dynasty, 11cm long.

Sale: FS13 (25 Jan 2012)
Auction Lot: 0464
Estimate: £500-£700
Realised: £5,100
A Chinese bronze and inlaid vessel cast as a crouching mythical tortoise, with scales to its legs, Ming/Qing Dynasty, 11cm long.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0869: An early 19th Century Chinese export lacquer eight fold screen, decorated in gilt with a continuous scene of figures in pagoda garden landscapes and lake and mountain landscapes with figures in boats and on bridges within a wide geometric border with birds, flowers and foliage bordered with lines, the reverse panels with birds amidst flowering and fruiting trees, each panel 199cm (6ft 6 1/4in) x 55cm (1ft 9 3/4in).

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0869
Estimate: £3,000-£5,000
Realised: £6,200
An early 19th Century Chinese export lacquer eight fold screen, decorated in gilt with a continuous scene of figures in pagoda garden landscapes and lake and mountain landscapes with figures ...

Ceramics and Glass

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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.

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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.

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