Monday, April 09, 2012

Birds of a Feather

 Here are some truly stunning examples of Arts & Crafts period handpainted porcelain / china, from circa the 1880s.  These recently came up for sale (31st March) in the US at Elite Decorative Arts auctions with a pre-sale estimate of $200-300 each.  They're painted on Bishop & Stonier chargers and  I have two chargers of this type in my own collection, but their subject matter is very different - traditional flower designs.  If anyone has access to Liveauctioneers and can tell me if these chargers sold, i'd be very grateful as the auction house's own website doesn't give a hammer price for them.    I'm parting with my own chargers this summer when they'll be under the hammer at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.


Anji said...

These are really beautiful.

It is frustrating when you can't get to see how much something sold for. Will you be there to see your chargers go under the hammer (oops! not a good way to put it)?

bisto boy said...

i don't think i'll make the trip to Salisbury for the auction. Just hoping they do actually sell, or i'll have to go up there anyway to bring them home. Fingers crossed

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