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July 2012 Fine Art Ceramics Sale Review

Nic Saintey (Ceramics Specialist) of Fine Art Auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood reviews the ceramic lots that were recently sold at auction in Exeter as part of the firm's Summer Fine Sale.

Although the highest price in the ceramics section of the auction was £12,000 for a pair of Meissen Mayflower vases, there were pleasing signs elsewhere. Consigned from Dorset, lot 513, was an opposing pair of Kangxi style vases which sold for £5,800 a good price for a pair of 19th century vases which indicates that the right kind of decoration coupled with pristine condition is still eagerly sought by the Chinese.

A pair of Kangxi style vases realised £5,800 at our Fine Sale held at Exeter in July 2012 (FS15/513).

A pair of Kangxi style vases realised £5,800 at our Fine Sale held in Exeter during July 2012 (FS15/513).

A little closer to home was lot 522, a Bovey Tracey creamware jug inscribed Silvester Treleavan, Moreton Hampstead 1808. The Treleavan family ran the post office at Moretonhampstead in Devon for generations and Silvester kept a diary (now accessible on the web) that spanned several decades. Selling at £850, it sold to a branch of the family that moved all the way to Cornwall.

A Bovey Tracey creamware jug, inscribed: 'Silvester Treleaven, Moreton Hampstead 1808'. Hammer Price: £850. (FS15/522).

A Bovey Tracey creamware jug, inscribed: "Silvester Treleaven, Moreton Hampstead 1808". Auction Hammer Price: £850. (FS15/522).

If asked where do fairies come from, I couldn’t say! However, I can tell you that lot 529 a Wedgwood Fairyland lustre vase designed by the Devon educated Daisy Makeig Jones and in the Pillars pattern has gone to the home counties after selling to a private collector for £4,600.

A Wedgwood Fairyland lustre vase designed by Devon-educated Daisy Makeig Jones sold for £4,000 at the Fine Sale in the Exeter auction rooms (FS15/529).

A Wedgwood Fairyland lustre vase designed by Devon-educated Daisy Makeig Jones sold for £4,000 at the Fine Sale in our Exeter auction rooms (FS15/529).

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auctioneers
  • Fine Sale
  • Ceramics Auctions
  • Daisy Makeig Jones
  • Wedgwood
  • Bovey Tracey Creamware
  • Kangxi Vases
  • Meissen Porcelain

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