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Antiques & Fine Art Auction

Antiques & Collectables

  • Plenty Close, Off Hambridge Road, NEWBURY RG14 5RL, UK

October's sale features an interesting section of studio pottery, predominantly British and post-war. There is a pot by John Ward, lot 287, from the Camberwell School of Art, who is celebrated in his own right and whose works were influenced by Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. The Leach dynasty are also represented with works from Bernard, David and Janet, lots 280, 288, 289 and 291.

In the painting section there is an artist's studio offered, lots 344 to 353 being the works of husband and wife Winifred and Jack Francis. Her works are highly abstracted, his have a clear surrealist influence. It is an opportunity to see evolutions of artist styles and to consider creative relationships. It appears to be the first time that a regional auction has had a consignment of this quantity of works by the couple.


We are now inviting entries for our bi-annual sales of the Arts of Asia. Occurring in November and May these dedicated sections and sales will offer specially selected and curated Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Islamic and Indian works, together with fine European works capturing the spirit of Asia and the West's long held love affair, through the decorative arts traditions of Japonisme and Chinoiserie:

If you have anything you feel would be a suitable entry, we would love to hear from you.

All enquiries to

Order of Sale;

Objet d'Art 1-339

Paintings 340-403

Furnishings 404-512

Prices Realised

Featured lots

Lot 2

A pair of 19th Century ormolu candlestick holder



Lot 289

Bernard Leach (1887-1979), a stoneware ovoid vase



Lot 287

John Ward (b.1938 Contemporary)



Featured lots

Lot 297

A quantity of studio pottery wares



Lot 298

Studio pottery by John Vasey of the St Agnes pottery



Lot 328

A Middle Eastern Palestine pottery part tea set,



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