Sale FS26; Lot: 0733: A fine and large Chinese red cinnabar lacquer 'Dragon' box and cover of circular form, the domed cover carved with a five-clawed dragon writhing around a flaming pearl surrounded by cloud scrolls, the sides with four further dragons and two pearls between key pattern borders, the base similarly carved, Qianlong/Jiaqing, 44cm diameter [some damage and wear].

Sale: FS26 (21 Apr 2015)
Auction Lot: 0733
Estimate: £3,000-£5,000
Realised: £44,000
A fine and large Chinese red cinnabar lacquer 'Dragon' box and cover of circular form, the domed cover carved with a five-clawed dragon writhing around a flaming pearl surrounded by ...

Sale FS12; Lot: 0426: An English delft 'Royal Portrait' plate painted in blue with half length portrait of Queen Anne, early 18th century.

Sale: FS12 (19 Oct 2011)
Auction Lot: 0426
Estimate: £2,500-£3,500
Realised: £3,600
An English delft 'Royal Portrait' plate painted in blue with half length portrait of Queen Anne, early 18th century.

Sale FS17; Lot: 0484: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Bishop asleep on Red Chair signed bottom left oil on canvas 60 x 39.5cm.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0484
Estimate: £8,000-£12,000
Realised: £7,600
Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Bishop asleep on Red Chair signed bottom left oil on canvas 60 x 39.5cm.

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.

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Joint Ceramics and Glassware Category