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STUDIO CERAMICS FROM THE PAUL RICE COLLECTION The Cheshire Saleroom, Macclesfield 30th July 2021


Photograph by John Coles, 1988


STUDIO CERAMICS FROM THE PAUL RICE COLLECTION The Cheshire Saleroom, Macclesfield 30th July 2021 at 10am Viewing:

Thursday 29th July, 10am – 5.30pm and morning of sale Strictly by appointment only

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ORDER OF SALE The Early Years and Charles Vyse

1 - 14

William Staite Murray and his pupils

15 - 55

Bernard Leach and his circle

56 - 110

Michael Cardew, his followers and others

111 - 153

The Earthenware Years

154 - 173

Handbuilding

174 - 205

Lucie Rie

206 - 208

Post-War trends and fashions

209 - 306

The Royal College of Art

307 - 320

The Camberwell School and diversity from the 1980s

321 - 407

Europe and America

408 - 416

Books and magazines

417 - 424

All purchases are subject to a buyer’s premium of 20% of the hammer price, inclusive of VAT.

Lots marked with an ARR symbol are potentially subject to Artist’s Resale Right/Droit de Suite royalty charges.

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INTRODUCTION Adam Partridge Auctioneers is delighted to be offering for sale over 400 lots carefully selected by Paul Rice from his large studio ceramics collection. Well known as the author of the seminal book British Studio Ceramics and as a London gallery owner and curator, Paul – a native New Yorker – originally trained as a scientist with the intention of becoming an environmentalist, but always had a love and fascination for art. Moving to London in 1970 and establishing himself as a dealer specializing in European post-War abstract art, he was introduced to studio ceramics by the painter Patrick Heron, who had helped run the Leach Pottery during the war. Struck at once how important British ceramics were and how little was known about them, Paul began exhibiting ceramics when he moved house in 1979. ‘This was a happy decision for me’, Paul writes. ‘As a dealer, I was able to organize meaningful exhibitions as well as do useful research, write and help museums with purchases, exhibitions and bringing out their, often hidden, treasures – all of which, would have been near impossible for me in the ‘fine art’ world. As a collector, it gave me access to pots from artist’s own collections that might otherwise not come to market and, often, first choice when buying from working potters. Collecting studio ceramics has been one of the joys of my life.’ Paul now picks up his story, expanding on how he got into collecting and dealing, describing the field and market in the early days, opening his gallery, writing books, his personal relationships with potters, and the breadth of his collection and personal tastes. I grew up in Manhattan and developed three passions in my early childhood – natural history, art and collecting things. By the age of 5 or 6, I had made up my mind to become a herpetologist and was building an impressive collection of bottle tops. When I was 10, the Guggenheim Museum opened only a few blocks from my school and I spent many hours there entranced by the building and modern art. I was veering in school very much towards science and, after reading Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, I began working towards becoming an ecologist – eventually majoring in chemical engineering. Some dramatic changes in my late teens altered everything considerably. I moved to London, married, and set myself up as a private art dealer specializing in European post-war abstraction. I first came across studio ceramics when visiting the painter, Patrick Heron. He had helped run the Leach Pottery during the war and had a few lovely examples of Leach and Hamada. Most dealers and collectors I knew had no knowledge about them at all. I was instantly hooked. Anyone who became interested in studio pottery after about 1980 cannot begin to understand what a desert the field was in the 1970s. Only four books had been published of which three were out of print and impossible to find. There were very few venues for pots (and most were mediocre craft shops). There was no secondary market – a friend who inherited a pretty good Bernard Leach was told by the two major auction houses that ‘it wasn’t worth selling’. Most potters survived by teaching and had little work (or time) available. Though a number of museums had good collections, access to them was difficult. Getting information and buying first-rate pots was a big challenge. When I moved house in 1979, I began exhibiting pots alongside paintings. This made a huge difference to me. While the ‘fine art’ world was very lucrative, it was not very pleasant. Many dealers and collectors seemed more interested in money and social status than they were in art and many of the painters I met had Hollywood-sized egos. Without eye-watering amounts of money it was difficult to do anything very meaningful. The ceramic world was completely different – people were genuinely interested in the work and usually friendly, humble and uncompetitive. They were also people who I had much more in common with both in spirit and financially. 3


Because studio ceramics was such a backwater, I discovered I was able to do all sorts of things that I never could have done in the painting world – meaningful research, writing, putting on exhibitions of the most important artists of the 20th century, helping museums form collections and, most importantly to me, being able to afford to build my own collection. The combination of exhibiting and collecting is ideal as a collector. I was able to live with dozens of pots by an artist for a month (I exhibited in my house). This is a totally different experience from a quick visit to a shop or potter where you only spend minutes with a pot in an unfamiliar place. It also meant I could buy pots just to see how I felt about them – safe in the knowledge that it would be easy to pass them on if I didn’t love them. It also gave me access to pots that I would never have been able to get otherwise. Because I was selling pots to museums (and also because, in some cases, the potters were being completely ignored) I was given access to a number of potter’s personal collections. These included three of William Staite Murray’s most important students (Margaret Rey, Bob Washington and Gwilym Thomas), Ian Auld, Eric James Mellon, Vera Tollow, Derek Davis, Bernard Rooke and Poh Chap Yeap. I did three exhibitions with Bob Washington – only two of the pots had ever been exhibited before (and that was in 1938). The majority of Margaret Rey pots on the market came from the exhibitions I did with her. Another benefit was the ability to meet many of the great potters. I found it much easier approaching them knowing that I might buy quite a number of pots rather than just a teabowl. In the case of those no longer potting, I would probably never had visited them otherwise. My two visits to Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie, for example, were because I was putting on a retrospective of her pots based on the collections of Peter Wright and Sidney Moss. I tried to collect as widely as possible. Sometimes living with a pot you are not completely comfortable with can be an excellent learning experience. My natural taste seems to favour fairly ‘rough’ pots – Murray and his followers, Ewen Henderson, Colin Pearson, etc – but I also love Michael Cardew, the Leach school and I have a great fondness for mid-period Briglin vases. I have discovered that many of my most-loved pots come from three narrow periods: 1935-38, a few years either side of 1960 and the early 1980s. I have tried hundreds of potters and am often surprised by my own reaction. I have found it very difficult to find Gordon Baldwin’s I like – though I greatly admire his work. I have added Liz Fritsch to my collection eight times but never kept one for any length of time. There are other potters – Barbara Cass, Geoffrey Eastop for example – that I was hesitant about at first but who get better and better for me as time goes on.

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In the late 1980s, I was given the opportunity to write an overview of 20th century British studio pottery. My aim was to produce the book I wished I had had when I started collecting – information on most of the important potters as well as marks and details of museum collections. The feedback I have gotten has been very positive and I have met a few people who are more familiar with my book than I am. I have continued writing but when I began writing obituaries for The Times, I discovered how much I preferred writing anonymously – and have done so, whenever possible. At the end of the century, Crowood Press decided to allow me to update and revamp my 1989 book – and it was published this time exactly as I wished in 2002. As well showing the major potters, I also greatly enjoyed exhibiting younger artists. In 2000 I decided to only exhibit 20th century work (and went on a big pottery shopping spree). But before that I tried to show a wide range of upcoming or ignored talent. I gave Ewen Henderson his second solo exhibition, Rupert Spira’s (I think) first, Edward Hughes’s first UK solo show outside of Cumbria, and exhibited Julian Stair’s RCA work before he even had a studio. Two of my fondest memories are an exhibition of the teachers and emerging highly talented potters at Camberwell in the early 1980s, and a retrospective of Carol McNicoll’s tea wares. I also enjoyed helping people become aware of some of the important potters from the early and middle years of the century who had become largely forgotten – Vera Tollow, Barbara Cass, George Wilson and many others. Despite my efforts many are still largely unrecognized today. I am now in my 70s and ‘retiring’ but will greatly miss putting on exhibitions. I will, of course, continue to collect. I have promised my family, though, that I will keep my collection below 1000 pots – this will not be an easy task as I have many more. I am making lots of self-imposed rules to help me keep the numbers down: only 20th century work, only British, American (and a few Japanese) pots, no raku or burnished earthenware (thank goodness as I can’t afford to buy an Odundo); no tea or coffee pots, no purely sculptural work, etc. A lot of much-loved pots are going – a sad and difficult decision – but I can not display everything and I am hoping the pots will go to loving homes. And that it will give the physical and mental space to buy more. 5


The Early Years and Charles Vyse 1 BERNARD MOORE (1850-1935)

A stoneware vase covered in running flambé glaze, incised BM mark, made circa 1910, height 19cm. £250-£350 2 Ruskin Pottery

A high fired stoneware vase covered in mottled sang de boeuf glaze, impressed pottery mark and dated 1925, height 22.5cm. £500-£700 3 REGINALD FAIRFAX WELLS (1877-1951)

A small stoneware vase covered in red and mottled blue glaze, impressed RFW mark, made circa 1920, height 8cm. £200-£300 †

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4 REGINALD FAIRFAX WELLS (1877-

1951) for Coldrum Pottery A large stoneware vase covered in streaky turquoise and blue glaze, impressed pottery marks, made circa 1912, height 32cm. £250-£350 † 5 REGINALD FAIRFAX WELLS (1877-1951)

A stoneware vase covered in streaky dark blue glaze, incised SOON mark, made circa 1920, height 22cm. £400-£600 †

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SYBIL FINNEMORE for Yellowsands Pottery A stoneware footed dish with incised and painted leaf decoration, incised signature and pottery mark, made circa 1930, diameter 24cm. Paul Rice: Having studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts during the mid 1920s, Finnemore ran the Yellowsands Pottery in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, with her husband T R Parsons. Her work is very rare and she was one of the very first women to start a studio pottery. £200-£300 †

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SYBIL FINNEMORE for Yellowsands Pottery A small stoneware dish with painted floral decoration, painted and incised marks, made circa 1930, diameter 11cm. £60-£80 †

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8 CHARLES VYSE (1882-1971)

A stoneware footed dish with floral decoration, incised signature and dated 1938, diameter 19cm. £250-£300 † 9 CHARLES VYSE (1882-1971)

A small stoneware footed bowl with floral decoration, incised signature and dated 1939, diameter 12cm. £200-£250 † 10 CHARLES VYSE (1882-1971)

A cut sided stoneware bottle with floral decoration, incised signature and dated 1928, height 23cm. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 54 £500-£700 † 8

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11 CHARLES VYSE (1882-1971)

A stoneware vase with floral decoration on tenmoku ground, incised CV mark and dated 1930, height 17cm. Provenance: Jeremy Hill collection. £450-£550 † 12 CHARLES VYSE (1882-1971)

An oval stoneware footed bowl with scalloped rim covered in cigar ash glaze, incised signature, made circa 1950, diameter 14.5cm. £150-£200 † 13 CHARLES VYSE (1882-1971)

A tall stoneware bottle covered in tenmoku glaze with copper pours, incised CV mark and dated 1933, height 34.5cm. £1,000-£1,500 † 13

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14 CHARLES VYSE (1882-1971)

A stoneware vase covered in mottled green and tenmoku glaze, painted and incised signature, probably made late 1930s, height 12.5cm. £300-£400 †

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William Staite Murray and his pupils 15 Attributed to ROGER FRY (1866-1934)

for Omega Workshops A shallow tin glazed buff bodied earthenware dish with painted indigo decoration on cream ground, diameter 17.5cm. Provenance: William Staite Murray collection. Paul Rice: The dish is unmarked so I have shown it to a number of specialists on this period. It remains a mystery with a strong suspicion it came from Omega Workshops. I bought it with a group of pieces which had been owned by William Staite Murray. £60-£80 16 WILLIAM STAITE MURRAY (1881-1962)

An early stoneware vase with iron decoration on oatmeal ground, incised WSM mark, made early 1920s, height 13cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £400-£500 †

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17 WILLIAM STAITE MURRAY (1881-1962)

A tall stoneware bottle covered in iron rich glaze, impressed M mark and incised and painted number/year codes, made circa 1930, height 32cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £1,500-£2,000 †

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18 WILLIAM STAITE MURRAY (1881-1962)

A tall stoneware bottle with fluted body and iron decoration to shoulder, impressed M mark and painted number/year code, made early 1930s, height 39cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £2,500-£3,500 †

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19 WILLIAM STAITE MURRAY (1881-1962)

A stoneware baluster vase covered in chun glaze, impressed M mark and painted number/ year code, made circa 1928, height 18.5cm. Provenance: Luke Herrman collection. £600-£800 † 20

MARGARET REY (1911-2010) A stoneware vase with simple iron decoration on mottled brown and sage green ground, impressed MR mark, made circa 1938, height 24cm. Provenance: The artist, 1989. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £450-£550 †

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MARGARET REY (1911-2010) A set of triangular stoneware exhibition numbers, made 1938, and an exhibition catalogue, Stoneware by Margaret Rey (The Brygos Gallery, London, 1938). 19

Provenance: The artist, 1989. Paul Rice: Margaret made these numbers specifically for her large solo exhibition at the Brygos Gallery in 1938. The triangular shape is the same as her impressed seal mark. She gave them to me when I held a retrospective of her pots in 1989 based on her own collection. £60-£80 †

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MARGARET REY (1911-2010) A large stoneware vase with iron decoration on mottled grey ground, impressed RM mark, made circa 1937, height 33cm. Provenance: The artist, 1989. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Christopher Frayling, Art and Design: 100 Years at the Royal College of Art (Collins & Brown, 1999), p. 170; Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 65. Paul Rice: This was Margaret’s favourite pot – the only one she said she wouldn’t sell (even to museums where many of the major pots went). But when my wife said how much she loved it, she allowed us to buy it. The influence of Staite Murray is clearly seen on the lip and foot. £2,000-£4,000 †

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SAM HAILE (1909-1948) ‘3 people assisting at the birth of Mandrake flowers’, watercolour and ink, titled, signed and dated 1944, 54.5 x 37cm, framed and glazed, and a copy of the book Sam Haile: Potter and Painter by Paul Rice et al (Bellew Publishing, 1993) (2). Exhibited: Sam Haile, Birch & Conran Fine Art, London, 1987. £2,000-£3,000

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SAM HAILE (1909-1948) A slipware jug partially covered in yellow glaze with incised and painted decoration, impressed mark, made 1945-47, height 19cm, and a copy of the book Sam Haile: Potter and Painter by Paul Rice et al (Bellew Publishing, 1993) (2). Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £2,000-£2,500 23

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25 ROBERT J WASHINGTON (1913-1997)

A tall stoneware bottle covered in iron rich glaze and painted figurative decoration, made circa 1964, height 55cm. Paul Rice: Bob Washington was critical of the pot illustrated in my book because the figure of the woman was clear. His favourite pots were those where the decoration was almost fired out so you could only faintly see the form. He also preferred his pots where the weight was primarily at the bottom. £1,000-£1,500 † 26 CONSTANCE DUNN

A small stoneware vase covered in white crackle glaze, impressed W mark, made 1930s, height 9cm. Paul Rice: Dunn produced some beautiful work. I met her granddaughter recently, who is also a potter. There is a family collection, so I am hoping one day to see an exhibition of this artist’s very rare work. £80-£120 † 27

PHILIP WADSWORTH (1910-1991) A waisted stoneware vase covered in white glaze with polychrome decoration, incised PSW mark and number/ year codes, probably made 1950s, height 12.5cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. Paul Rice: Wadsworth was a student of Staite Murray and a contemporary of Sam Haile, Percy Brown and Henry Hammond at the RCA. He exhibited relatively little and consequently his work is less well known than it should be. £120-£180 †

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PHILIP WADSWORTH (1910-1991) A large stoneware bottle with red and green copper floral decoration on mottled grey ground, incised PSW mark, probably made late 1930s, height 28.5cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £500-£700 †

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29 REGINALD MARLOW

A stoneware bottle with iron and copper floral decoration on mottled pale grey ground, impressed and incised RM marks, height 20cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £180-£220 † 30 URSULA MOMMENS (1908-2010)

A stoneware bottle covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, impressed UD mark, made 1980/90s, height 16cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018.

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Paul Rice: Ursula asked much higher prices for her tenmoku pots than similar forms in other glazes. When I asked her why she said: ‘because the ingredients are more expensive’. I assumed it was a joke and that she simply thought tenmoku suited her work best. £150-£200 † 33 URSULA MOMMENS (1908-2010)

31 URSULA MOMMENS (1908-2010)

A stoneware bowl with striped decoration, impressed UD mark (partially glaze filled), diameter 15cm.

A stoneware bowl covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, impressed UD mark, made 1980/90s, diameter 20cm.

Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018.

Provenance: Ross Hill collection.

£150-£200 †

Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £150-£200 †

34 URSULA MOMMENS (1908-2010)

A stoneware bowl with striped decoration, impressed UD mark, diameter 12cm. £120-£180 †

32 URSULA MOMMENS (1908-2010)

A small stoneware bottle covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, impressed UD mark, height 17cm. £120-£180 †

35 URSULA MOMMENS (1908-2010)

A stoneware vase covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, impressed UD mark, made 1980/90s, height 12.5cm. £120-£180 † 36 URSULA MOMMENS (1908-2010)

A stoneware footed bowl with cobalt decoration on mottled pale grey ground, impressed UD mark, made 1980/90s, diameter 17cm. Provenance: Ross Hill collection. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £200-£250 †

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37 HENRY HAMMOND (1914-1989)

A stoneware bottle with iron floral decoration, impressed HH mark, made 1960s, height 16.5cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £300-£400 † 38 HENRY HAMMOND (1914-1989)

A globular porcelain vase with iron leaf decoration, impressed HH mark, made 1960/70s, height 18cm. £550-£650 † 39 HENRY HAMMOND (1914-1989)

A stoneware footed bowl with iron fish and floral decoration and circular design to well, impressed HH mark, made 1970s, diameter 20cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £500-£700 †

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40 HENRY HAMMOND (1914-1989)

A large stoneware footed bowl with cobalt wave decoration to well, impressed HH mark, made 1980s, diameter 26.5cm. Provenance: Liliana Epstein collection. Paul Rice: Hokusai’s wave was one of Henry’s favourite works of art and he used its form – sometimes incredibly abstracted – on many of his later pots. £500-£700 † 19


41 HENRY HAMMOND (1914-1989)

A stoneware bottle with iron widgeon decoration, impressed HH mark, made 1970s, height 22cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. Paul Rice: Henry was adamant that his birds were widgeons. If you called one a pigeon or a dove he got quite peeved. £800-£1,200 † 42 HENRY HAMMOND (1914-1989)

A stoneware yunomi with white dot decoration on blue/grey ground, impressed HH mark, made 1970s, height 9cm. Provenance: Sue James collection. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. £120-£180 † 43

PERCY BROWN (1911-1996) A stoneware vase partially covered in oatmeal glaze with unglazed bands, painted PB mark, made 1950/60s, height 21cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. Paul Rice: Brown has been very overlooked – but was one of William Staite Murray’s most interesting students. His work is rare but I have been fortunate in finding quite a few pieces. £120-£180 †

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PERCY BROWN (1911-1996) A large stoneware vase with cobalt decoration on oatmeal ground, incised PB mark, made 1950/60s, height 26cm. £300-£350 †

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PERCY BROWN (1911-1996) A large squat stoneware vase with cobalt decoration on green ground, incised PB mark and dated 1947, height 16.5cm. £180-£220 †

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PERCY BROWN (1911-1996) A deep stoneware vase with iron decoration on mottled grey ground, incised PB mark, made late 1930s, height 18cm. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018.

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47 GWILYM THOMAS (1914-1995)

A deep stoneware vase with slightly splayed foot, iron wash to interior and lower exterior, incised G mark and dated 1970, height 31cm. Provenance: The artist. Exhibited: Gwilym Thomas: a retrospective exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, 1997; Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 247. Paul Rice: Gwilym Thomas was, almost certainly, the most eccentric (and one of the best) of William Staite Murray’s students. I tried repeatedly to put on an exhibition – he always said he was very keen and then quoted astronomical prices. His family later told me that he never had an exhibition or sold any work. His output was small and he either gave away or smashed most of it. After his death, the family organized three small retrospectives – two at museums and the third at my gallery where most of the best pieces went to museums. This and the next lot are two of the four I bought. £250-£300 † 47

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48 GWILYM THOMAS (1914-1995)

A porcelain ‘breast’ pot on splayed foot, incised G mark and dated 1976, height 19cm. Provenance: The artist. Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018. Paul Rice: Thomas’s ‘breast pots’ are especially rare. He made a few taller ones in stoneware and a very small number of these smaller porcelain ones. £300-£350 † 49 HELEN PINCOMBE (1908-2004)

A shallow stoneware footed bowl with tenmoku breaking to kaki decoration on grey/green ground, impressed HP mark, made circa 1960, diameter 23.5cm. £300-£350 † 48

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50 HELEN PINCOMBE (1908-2004)

A stoneware chawan with wax resist decoration on tenmoku ground, impressed HP mark, made 1960s, diameter 15cm.

PAUL BARRON (1917-1983) A stoneware charger with wax resist decoration on washed cobalt ground, impressed B mark, made circa 1970, diameter 38cm. £180-£220 †

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Exhibited: Masters of Studio Pottery, Part 1: William Staite Murray and his pupils, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2018.

PAUL BARRON (1917-1983) A stoneware jug with wax resist decoration on iron rich ground, impressed B mark, made circa 1970, height 22.5cm.

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PAUL BARRON (1917-1983) A slipware mug with floral decoration, impressed B mark, made circa 1954, height 11.5cm.

PAUL BARRON (1917-1983) A stoneware chawan covered in tenmoku and mottled green glaze, impressed B mark, made circa 1970, diameter 13cm. £80-£120 †

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PAUL BARRON (1917-1983) A deep stoneware bowl covered in straw coloured glaze, impressed B mark, made circa 1970, height 17.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £60-£80 †


Bernard Leach and his circle 56 BERNARD LEACH (1887-1979) for Leach Pottery

A very large stoneware pot with floral decoration on heavily mottled oatmeal ground, impressed BL and pottery marks, made circa 1960, height 25.5cm. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice and Christopher Gowing, British Studio Ceramics in the 20th Century (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989), p. 39; Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 28. £10,000-£15,000 † 23


57 BERNARD LEACH (1887-1979) for Leach Pottery

A fluted porcelain pot covered in celadon glaze, impressed BL and pottery marks, made late 1960s, height 11cm. Provenance: Simon Fox collection. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 29. £1,000-£1,200 † 58 BERNARD LEACH (1887-1979) for Leach Pottery

A very large stoneware bowl with iron and cobalt decoration on pale green ground, painted BL and pottery marks, made 1960s, diameter 31cm. Provenance: Harry Horlock-Stringer collection. Paul Rice: According to Horlock-Stringer, this bowl was thrown by William Marshall and decorated by Bernard Leach. £2,000-£3,000 †

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59 BERNARD LEACH (1887-1979) for Leach Pottery

A large footed bowl with iron and cobalt decoration on mottled pale green ground, painted BL and impressed pottery marks, made 1960s, diameter 29cm. Provenance: Galerie Besson, London. £2,000-£3,000 † 60 BERNARD LEACH (1887-1979) for Leach Pottery

A stoneware tile depicting ducks and reeds in original wooden frame, painted BL and pottery marks, made circa 1930, 10 x 10cm. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice and Christopher Gowing, British Studio Ceramics in the 20th Century (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989), p. 26. £1,200-£1,800 †

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61 BERNARD LEACH (1887-1979) for Leach Pottery

A stoneware vase covered in grey glaze with iron decoration with kintsugi repair by Leach himself, impressed early BL mark, made 1920s, height 14.5cm. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 19. Paul Rice: Leach kept this pot in his collection for nearly 50 years and made the gold lacquer repair himself. A (very beautiful) young potter visited the Leach Pottery and he gave it to her as a gift – much to Janet’s annoyance. She sold it some years after his death and it has been in my collection since. £1,500-£2,000 † 62

SHOJI HAMADA (1894-1978) A large stoneware plate with wax resist broken sugar cane decoration on kaki ground, made 1950s, diameter 27cm. Exhibited: Cleveland Craft Centre, 1981. £1,800-£2,200

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63 NORAH BRADEN (1901-2001)

An unglazed stoneware dish, impressed NB mark and incised code, made late 1930s, diameter 19.5cm. Provenance: Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie collection. Paul Rice: Braden and Pleydell-Bouverie made quite a few unglazed pots just before and during the war. Katharine said that certain glaze ingredients were very difficult to obtain. £100-£150 † 64 KATHARINE PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE (1895-1985)

An unglazed stoneware dish, impressed KPB mark and incised code, made late 1930s, diameter 25.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £100-£150 † 65 KATHARINE PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE (1895-1985)

A stoneware bowl with iron decoration on oatmeal ground, impressed KPB mark and painted body/ glaze codes, made 1933, diameter 11.5cm. Provenance: David Whiting collection. Paul Rice: One of KPB’s prized pots (often marked with green on the base). Because of some firing cracks it was rejected by the Crafts Study Centre, Bath and ended up in one of the lots I bought at her estate sale. I had it restored and traded it to David Whiting (son of Geoffrey and one of the best writers on studio ceramics). Sometime later, he sold it back to me – and I was very glad to have it back.

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£400-£600 †

66 KATHARINE PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE (1895-1985)

A globular stoneware vase, with cobalt and white glaze decoration on light brown ground, impressed KPB mark, made circa 1970, height 12.5cm. Provenance: Sue James collection. £500-£700 † 67 KATHARINE PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE (1895-1985)

A small fluted stoneware vase partially covered in yellow glaze, impressed KPB mark and incised and painted body/glaze codes, height 6.5cm. Provenance: David Whiting collection. 66

£100-£150 †

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68 KATHARINE PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE (1895-1985)

A miniature fluted stoneware vase covered in oatmeal glaze, impressed KPB mark, made 1960s, height 5.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £120-£180 † 69 KATHARINE PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE (1895-1985)

A small squat stoneware vase partially covered in iron rich and dark green glaze, impressed KPB mark and painted body/glaze codes, made 1960s, height 7cm. Provenance: Simon Fox collection. £220-£280 † 70 DAVID LEACH (1911-2005) for Lowerdown Pottery

A large stoneware jar, cobalt wash and painted iron floral motif with trailed red spots, painted DL and impressed pottery marks, made circa 1980, height 24cm. Provenance: Judith Labelter collection. Exhibited: David Leach retrospective touring exhibition, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 105; Emmanuel Cooper and Kathy Niblett, David Leach (Richard Dennis, 2003), p 100. £600-£800 † 70 71 DAVID LEACH (1911-2005) for Lowerdown Pottery

A cylindrical stoneware vase with painted iron and cobalt foxglove motif on oatmeal ground, impressed DL mark, made circa 1970, height 17cm. £200-£250 † 72 DAVID LEACH (1911-2005) for Lowerdown Pottery

A waisted tin glazed earthenware vase, impressed DL mark, made circa 1958, height 24cm. Exhibited: David Leach retrospective touring exhibition, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Emmanuel Cooper and Kathy Niblett, David Leach (Richard Dennis, 2003), p 87. £300-£350 † 73 DAVID LEACH (1911-2005) for Lowerdown Pottery

A cut sided stoneware vase covered in dolomite glaze, painted DL mark, height 8.5cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £120-£180 † 72

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A stoneware charger covered in dolomite and tenmoku glaze with willow tree motif, impressed DL mark, made 1970s, diameter 37.5cm.

MICHAEL LEACH (1913-1985) for Yelland Pottery A pair of stoneware plates with cobalt decoration to centres, impressed pottery marks, made 1960s, diameters 23cm (2).

Provenance: Raab collection.

£60-£80 †

£700-£1,000 † 75 DAVID LEACH (1911-2005) for Lowerdown Pottery

A stoneware baluster vase with floxglove motif on tenmoku ground, impressed DL and pottery marks, made 1970s, height 22cm. £320-£380 † 76 MICHAEL LEACH (1913-1985) for Yelland Pottery

Two stoneware planters, impressed pottery marks, tallest 12cm (2). £60-£80 †

79 MICHAEL LEACH (1913-1985) for Yelland Pottery

A long earthenware dish with green decoration on tenmoku ground, impressed pottery marks, made 1960s, length 39cm. £60-£80 † 80 MICHAEL LEACH (1913-1985) for Yelland Pottery

A long stoneware dish with cobalt decoration on oatmeal ground, impressed pottery marks, made 1960s, length 37.5cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £60-£80 †

77 MICHAEL LEACH (1913-1985) for Yelland Pottery

A large stoneware plate covered in turquoise glaze with iron decoration, impressed ML and pottery marks, made 1960s, diameter 31cm. £120-£180 †

81 MICHAEL LEACH (1913-1985) for Yelland Pottery

A stoneware coffee pot covered in mottled green/grey glaze, impressed pottery mark, made 1960s, height 21.5cm. £60-£80 †

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82 WILLIAM MARSHALL (1923-2007)

A very tall faceted stoneware bottle covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, impressed WM mark, made 1970s, height 51.5cm. Provenance: Luke Herrman collection. £700-£1,000 † 83 WILLIAM MARSHALL (1923-2007) for Leach Pottery

A porcelain egg cup with iron decoration, impressed pottery mark, made 1960s, height 4cm. Paul Rice: I thought this was by Bill – and he confirmed he decorated it when I showed it to him. £120-£180 † 84 WILLIAM MARSHALL (1923-2007)

A stoneware guinomi covered in grey glaze, impressed WM mark, height 6cm. £120-£180 †

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85 WILLIAM MARSHALL (1923-2007)

A cut sided porcelain bottle covered in celadon glaze, impressed WM mark, made 1970s, height 30cm. Provenance: John Pringle collection. £850-£1,000 † 86 HARRY DAVIS (1910-1986) & MAY DAVIS

(1914-1998) for Crowan Pottery A large stoneware bowl with iron decoration on pale green ground, impressed pottery mark and painted and incised codes, diameter 26cm. Paul Rice: Many think that Davis was the finest maker of functional pots in Britain. £200-£300 † 87 HARRY DAVIS (1910-1986) & MAY DAVIS

(1914-1998) for Crowan Pottery A large stoneware jug with wax resist decoration on dark grey ground, impressed pottery mark, height 24cm. £200-£300 † 88 HARRY DAVIS (1910-1986) & MAY DAVIS

(1914-1998) for Crowan Pottery A stoneware jug with cobalt decoration on pale grey ground, impressed pottery mark, height 15.5cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £180-£220 † 89 HARRY DAVIS (1910-1986)

& MAY DAVIS (1914-1998) for Crowan Pottery A pair of stoneware cups and saucers with iron decoration on yellow ground, impressed pottery marks, height 6cm (2). £60-£80 † 90 HARRY DAVIS (1910-1986) & MAY

DAVIS (1914-1998) for Crowan Pottery A stoneware coffee pot with cobalt decoration on grey ground, impressed pottery mark, height 14.5cm. £60-£80 † 85 91 HARRY DAVIS (1910-1986) & MAY

DAVIS (1914-1998) for Crowan Pottery A small stoneware plate, impressed pottery mark, diameter 15cm. £60-£80 †

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JANET LEACH (1918-1997) for Leach Pottery A squat stoneware vase with iron decoration on streaky grey/green ground, impressed JL and pottery marks, made 1960s, height 19cm. £450-£550 †

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JANET LEACH (1918-1997) for Leach Pottery A squat stoneware lugged bottle covered in iron and mottled green glaze, impressed JL and pottery marks, made 1980s, height 14cm. Provenance: David Whiting collection. £400-£600 †

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JANET LEACH (1918-1997) for Leach Pottery A squat stoneware bottle with iron decoration over textured surface, impressed JL and pottery marks, made 1960s, height 20.5cm. £450-£550 †

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JOHN LEACH (born 1939) for Muchelney Pottery A stoneware vase covered in iron and dolomite glaze, impressed pottery mark, made 1990s, height 26cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £120-£180 †

96 NIC HARRISON (born 1949) for Leach Pottery

A stoneware yunomi covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, impressed N and pottery marks, made circa 1980, height 8cm.

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£60-£80 †

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97 TREVOR CORSER (1938-2015) for Leach Pottery

A small porcelain vase with iron decoration on green band, painted TC and impressed pottery marks, made 1970s, height 9.5cm. £60-£80 † 98

JEFF OESTREICH (born 1947) for Leach Pottery A faceted stoneware vase with iron and white glaze decoration on green ground, impressed JO and pottery marks, made circa 1970, height 19cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. Paul Rice: Jeff told me that this was one of the most interesting pots he made at the Leach Pottery. £180-£220

99 Attributed to JOHN REEVE (1929-

2012) for Leach Pottery A small porcelain box and cover, celadon glaze with leaf decoration, impressed R and pottery marks, made early 1960s, diameter 7cm. £60-£80

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JOHN BEDDING (born 1947) for Leach Pottery A porcelain bottle with wax resist decoration on mottled blue/grey ground, impressed JB and pottery marks, made circa 1974, height 20cm. Provenance: Geoffrey Godden collection. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 214. £180-£220 †

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101 IAN BOX (born 1949) for Trevillian Pottery

A stoneware bottle covered in chun-like glaze with bluish hues, impressed IB and pottery marks, made circa 1975, height 28.5cm. £100-£150 †

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102 GEOFFREY WHITING (1919-1988)

103 GEOFFREY WHITING (1919-1988)

for St Augustine’s Pottery A stoneware footed bowl with iron rim, impressed pottery mark, diameter 11cm, and a matching Leach Pottery jug (2).

for St Augustine’s Pottery A collared stoneware vase with wax resist decoration on mottled dark green ground, impressed GW and pottery marks, height 12.5cm.

Provenance: Artist’s collection.

Provenance: Sue James collection.

Paul Rice: Though Whiting was never officially a Leach apprentice, I always felt that no potter was truer to his principles. I got this bowl from the Whiting family and, at roughly the same time, bought this Leach standard ware jug. They have been ‘married’ ever since.

£200-£300 † 104 GEOFFREY WHITING (1919-1988)

for St Augustine’s Pottery A stoneware caddy with iron and cobalt floral decoration on mottled grey ground, impressed pottery mark, height 12.5cm.

£150-£200 †

Provenance: Sue James collection. £180-£220 † 105

JOHN BEDDING (born 1947) for Cross Pottery, Penzance A small stoneware bowl with iron and cobalt decoration on grey ground, impressed pottery mark, diameter 9cm. £60-£80 †

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106 GEOFFREY WHITING (1919-1988) for Avoncroft Pottery

A small waisted stoneware vase with wax resist decoration on tenmoku ground, impressed GW and pottery marks, height 11cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £100-£150 † 107 GEOFFREY WHITING (1919-1988)

for St Augustine’s Pottery A stoneware chawan with iron decoration on lustrous iron rich ground, impressed pottery mark, diameter 14.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: This chawan and the vase in the next lot came from the Whiting family collection. They were the star pieces from an otherwise disastrous firing – as I recall, some of the wood was salt-preserved and it produced this lustre effect with the decoration largely burnt away. Whiting really liked them but knew he would never be able to reproduce what happened. David Whiting told me he was pretty loose with marks when he had both potteries, which explains why one has the Avoncroft mark and the other St Augustine’s.

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£120-£180 † 108 GEOFFREY WHITING (1919-1988) for Avoncroft Pottery

A stoneware vase with iron decoration on lustrous iron rich ground, impressed pottery mark, height 17.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £200-£300 † 109 RICHARD BATTERHAM (born 1936)

A cut sided stoneware footed bowl covered in tenmoku and green ash glaze, made 1990s, diameter 15cm. Provenance: David Whiting collection. £120-£180 † 110 RICHARD BATTERHAM (born 1936)

A pair of small cut sided stoneware jars covered in tenmoku and green ash glaze, made late 1990s, heights 9cm (2). Provenance: The artist. £100-£150

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MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-1983) for Winchcombe Pottery A large deep slipware bowl with iron decoration on yellow ground, impressed MC and pottery marks, diameter 35cm (af). £100-£150 †

112 MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-

1983) for Abuja Pottery A stoneware three handled vase with ribbed body covered in iron rich and green glaze, impressed MC and pottery marks, height 24cm. £1,200-£1,800 †

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MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-1983) for Wenford Bridge Pottery A large stoneware rose bowl with line and dot decoration, impressed MC and pottery marks, made circa 1970, diameter 30cm. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice and Christopher Gowing, British Studio Ceramics in the 20th Century (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989), p. 52; Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 42. For a similar example see Garth Clark, Michael Cardew: a portrait (Faber & Faber, 1978), pl. 21. Paul Rice: The colouring is intended to be similar to Cardew’s earlier slipware. £2,000-£3,000 † 37


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MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-1983) for Wenford Bridge Pottery A large stoneware bowl with lightly incised decoration on dark grey/tenmoku ground, impressed MC and pottery marks, made circa 1975, diameter 31cm. Provenance: Simon Fox collection. Paul Rice: I once exhibited the artist, Simon Fox. He is a cousin of Michael Cardew’s and put together a wonderful collection of pottery – especially Cardew and Leach influence. I bought or traded some wonderful pots from him. £1,500-£2,000 †

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MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-1983) for Wenford Bridge Pottery A stoneware plate depicting a bird and foliage, impressed MC and pottery marks, made 1950s, diameter 25.5cm. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 41. £1,000-£1,500 †

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MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-1983) for Winchcombe Pottery A large slipware vase with iron decoration on peach coloured ground, impressed MC and pottery marks, made circa 1930, height 34cm. £1,500-£2,000 †

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MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-1983) for Wenford Bridge Pottery A stoneware footed bowl with iron and cobalt decoration on pale grey ground, impressed MC and pottery marks, made circa 1980, diameter 23cm. £400-£500 †

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MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-1983) for Winchcombe Pottery A slipware charger with meander and chevon decoration, impressed MC and pottery marks, made circa 1928, diameter 35.5cm.

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£800-£1,200 †

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MICHAEL CARDEW (1901-1983) for Winchcombe Pottery A large slipware bowl with fountain motif picked out in green galena glaze on tenmoku ground, impressed MC and pottery marks, made 1930s, diameter 28.5cm. £2,000-£3,000 †

120 RAY FINCH (1914-2012) for Winchcombe Pottery

A tall stoneware jug covered in mustard and brown glaze with incised decoration, impressed WP. mark, height 26cm. Provenance: David Whiting collection. £150-£200 † 121 RAY FINCH (1914-2012) for Winchcombe Pottery

A bulbous stoneware vase with iron decoration on grey ground, impressed WP. mark, made 1980s, height 25.5cm. £200-£250 † 122 RAY FINCH (1914-2012) for Winchcombe Pottery

A stoneware vase covered in light oatmeal glaze with incised decoration, impressed WP. mark, made 1990s, height 22cm. £120-£180 † 123 RAY FINCH (1914-2012) for Winchcombe Pottery

A slipware jug covered in yellow galena and iron glaze, impressed RF and pottery marks, probably made late 1930s, height 18.5cm. £100-£150 †

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124 RAY FINCH (1914-2012) for

Winchcombe Pottery A large shallow stoneware bowl covered in iron rich glaze with wax resist decoration and cobalt highlights to well, impressed WP. mark, made 1990s, diameter 32.5cm. Provenance: The artist. £150-£200 † 125 RAY FINCH (1914-2012) for

Winchcombe Pottery A salt glazed teapot with meander decoration, impressed WP. mark, made 1980s, height 16cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £100-£150 † 126

SIDNEY TUSTIN (1914-2005) for Winchcombe Pottery A pair of slipware oil pots, impressed ST and pottery marks, made 1950s, heights 14.5cm (2). 133

Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £60-£80 † 127

SIDNEY TUSTIN (1914-2005) for Winchcombe Pottery A pair of slipware preserve jars and covers, impressed ST and pottery marks, made 1950s, heights 9cm (2). £60-£80 †

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SIDNEY TUSTIN (1914-2005) for Winchcombe Pottery A small slipware plate with feathered decoration, impressed ST and pottery marks, made 1950s, diameter 15.5cm.

131 CHARLES TUSTIN (1922-1996) for Winchcombe Pottery

A small slipware vase with meander decoration, impressed CT and pottery marks, height 10cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection.

Provenance: Michael Ristic collection.

£60-£80 †

£60-£80 † 132 129

Provenance: Michael Ristic collection.

MICHAEL OBRIEN (born 1930) for Wenford Bridge Pottery A stoneware plate with meander decoration on iron rich ground, impressed OB and pottery marks, diameter 23cm.

£60-£80 †

Provenance: Michael Ristic collection.

SIDNEY TUSTIN (1914-2005) for Winchcombe Pottery A pair of slipware egg cups, impressed ST and pottery marks, heights 6cm (2).

£100-£150 †

130 ROBERT SINCLAIR THOMSON (1915-1983)

A small slipware vase, impressed ST mark, height 8cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £60-£80 †

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SVEND BAYER (born 1946) A very large stoneware bowl with iron and cobalt bird decoration, probably made 1970s, diameter 43cm. Provenance: Simon Fox collection. £400-£600 †

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134 TODD PIKER for Cornwall Bridge Pottery, Connecticut

A stoneware plate with iron and cobalt bird decoration, impressed TP and pottery marks, diameter 24cm. Paul Rice: Todd and I were in high school together in Pennsylvania. He studied with Michael Cardew and then opened a pottery in a town in Connecticut appropriately called Cornwall Bridge. £60-£80 135 THIEBAUT CHAGUE (born 1958)

for Wenford Bridge Pottery A stoneware jug with cobalt fish decoration on pale grey ground, impressed TC and pottery marks, made circa 1980, height 21cm. Paul Rice: Another of Cardew’s foreign students who went on to make amazing work (in a very different style to this). £200-£250 † 136 ABU KARO for Abuja Pottery

A shallow stoneware bowl with cobalt decoration on pale grey ground, impressed AK and pottery marks, made circa 1959, diameter 21cm. £70-£100

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137 BAWA USHAFA for Abuja Pottery

A large stoneware platter with wax resist decoration on tenmoku breaking to kaki ground, impressed BUA and pottery marks, made circa 1959, diameter 34cm. Provenance: Simon Fox collection. £80-£120 138 ASIBI IDO for Abuja Pottery

A large stoneware water pot covered in green/grey glaze with incised decoration, impressed AI and pottery marks, made circa 1959, height 24cm. Provenance: Ian Auld collection. Paul Rice: This married Ian Auld’s two major interests – handbuilt pots and African art. Some of the Abuja potters were on a par with Ladi Kwali who has been the focus of all the attention. £1,000-£1,500

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139 CLIVE BOWEN (born 1943)

A large slipware jar and cover with iron decoration on honey gorund, made 1980s, height 28.5cm. Provenance: Sue James collection. £150-£200 †

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140 CLIVE BOWEN (born 1943)

148 AGNETE HOY (1914-2000) for Bullers Studio

A small slipware jug covered in dark chocolate and honey glaze, made 1980s, height 15.5cm.

A porcelain footed bowl covered in celadon glaze, impressed AH, pottery marks and body number, made 1940s, diameter 15cm.

Provenance: Michael Ristic collection.

£60-£80 †

£70-£100 † 141 MARGARET LEACH for Barnhouse Pottery

149 AGNETE HOY (1914-2000) for Bullers Studio

A porcelain footed bowl covered in pale yellow crackle glaze with iron decoration, impressed AH, pottery marks and body number, made 1940s, diameter 14.5cm.

A slipware bowl with iron decoration on yellow ground, impressed WV mark (for Wye Valley), made late 1940s, diameter 20cm.

£60-£80 †

£60-£80 † 142 MARGARET LEACH for Taena Pottery

150 AGNETE HOY (1914-2000) for Bullers Studio

A porcelain vase covered in grey crackle glaze with iron decoration, impressed AH, pottery marks and body number, made 1940s, height 10.5cm.

A small shallow slipware bowl, impressed pottery mark, made early 1950s, diameter 14.5cm. £60-£80 † 143 DOROTHY KEMP (1905-2001) for Barnhouse Pottery

A slipware dish with fish decoration on grey ground, impressed DK mark, made early 1950s, diameter 20cm.

£60-£80 † 151 AGNETE HOY (1914-2000) for Bullers Studio

A porcelain footed bowl covered in celadon glaze with incised decoration to interior, impressed AH, pottery marks and body number, made 1940s, diameter 13.5cm.

£80-£120 †

£60-£80 †

144 DONALD MILLS (1922-1996)

A stoneware tankard, painted DM mark, made circa 1948, height 13cm. £60-£80 † 145 DONALD MILLS (1922-1996)

A small stoneware bottle with iron floral decoration on green ground, painted DJM mark, made 1970s, height 16.5cm. £60-£80 † 146 DONALD MILLS (1922-1996)

A stoneware vase with iron and cobalt decoration on grey ground, incised signature and dated 1947, height 19.5cm.

152

JAMES WALFORD (1913-2003) A stoneware vase covered in thick blue/grey glaze, impressed JW mark, made 1950s, height 12.5cm. £150-£200 †

153 DENISE WREN (1891-1979) for Oxshott Pottery

A stoneware vase covered in green glaze with impressed and incised decoration, incised DKW and pottery marks, made 1950s, height 17cm. Provenance: John Christian collection. £120-£180 †

Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £80-£120 † 147 AGNETE HOY (1914-2000) for Bullers Studio

A porcelain footed dish covered in celadon glaze, impressed AH, pottery marks and body number, made 1940s, diameter 20.5cm. Paul Rice: Agnete’s work has been very overlooked – largely, I think, because it falls between the stools of studio and art pottery. £60-£80 †

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MARGARET HINE (1927-1987) A rectangular tin glaze earthenware dish with painted decoration, painted signature, made circa 1954, length 28cm. £500-£700 †

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JAMES TOWER (1919-1988) A tin glazed earthenware footed bowl with black and white decoration, incised signature, made circa 1955, diameter 27cm. £3,500-£5,500 †

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JAMES TOWER (1919-1988) A tin glazed earthenware fish dish with black and white decoration, incised signature, made 1980, 51 x 43cm. Provenance: Isobel Czarska collection. Paul Rice: This has had its tail restored – I think all but one of the small number of Tower’s fish dishes with fan tails has a similar break. £4,000-£6,000 †

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157 KENNETH CLARK (1922-2012)

159 Odney Pottery

A long earthenware dish covered in vibrant blue and rusty orange glaze, painted KC mark and dated 1984, length 56.5cm.

A faceted earthenware vase covered in white glaze and iron wash with incised decoration, impressed pottery mark, made 1950s, height 24cm.

Provenance: Artist’s collection.

£60-£80

£350-£550 †

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158 ANN WYNN REEVES (born 1929)

A tin glazed earthenware jug washed with iron and cobalt decoration on white ground, incised signature, made circa 1960, height 22cm.

An earthenware coffee pot partially covered in iron glaze with sgraffito decoration, made 1950s, height 17cm. £60-£80 161 Briglin Pottery

£200-£250 †

A tin glazed earthenware decanter with scroll decoration, impressed pottery mark, made 1970s, height 23cm. Paul Rice: I am a big fan of Briglin and have a lot – at the moment it seems only the early white clay pieces are highly collectable but I am convinced that when fashion turns to 1970s design this will change dramatically. £60-£80 162 Briglin Pottery

A tin glazed earthenware coffee set with sunflower decoration, comprising coffee pot, milk jug, sugar bowl and six cups and saucers, impressed pottery marks, made 1970s, coffee pot height 25.5cm (9). £100-£150 158

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163 Briglin Pottery

A tin glazed earthenware coffee set with flower decoration, comprising coffee pot, milk jug, sugar bowl and six cups and saucers, impressed pottery marks, made 1970s, coffee pot height 26.5cm (9).

167 Briglin Pottery

A tall cylindrical tin glazed earthenware vase with sunflower decoration, impressed pottery mark, made 1970s, height 20.5cm. £60-£80

£100-£150 168 Briglin Pottery 164 Briglin Pottery

Four pairs of tin glazed earthenware footed mugs with four different decorations, impressed pottery marks, made 1970s, heights 11.5cm (8). £60-£80 165 Briglin Pottery

Seven tin glazed earthenware goblets with four different decorations, impressed pottery marks, made 1970s, tallest 12cm (7).

A large tin glazed earthenware bowl, with scroll decoration, made 1970s, diameter 22cm. £60-£80 169 DENNIS LUCAS (1926-1999) for Hastings Pottery

A long tin glazed earthenware spear dish, impressed pottery mark, made 1960s, length 51.5cm. £80-£120 †

£60-£80 166 Briglin Pottery

Three tin glazed earthenware preserve jars and covers with two different decorations, impressed pottery marks, made 1970s, tallest 10cm (3). £60-£80

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170 DENNIS LUCAS (1926-1999) for Hastings Pottery

Three tin glazed earthenware bowls, impressed pottery marks, made 1960s, largest diameter 10.5cm (3). £60-£80 † 171 DENNIS LUCAS (1926-1999) for Hastings Pottery

A small rectangular tin glazed earthenware dish, impressed pottery mark, made 1960s, length 19.5cm. £60-£80 † 172

PAMELA NASH (died 1986) A large earthenware dish with black decoration on white ground, painted PN mark, made 1950s, length 37.5cm. £100-£150 †

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PAMELA NASH (died 1986) A small rectangular earthenware dish with impressed decoration, incised PN mark and dated 1967, length 13cm.

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£60-£80 †

Handbuilding 174 RUTH DUCKWORTH (1919-2009)

A porcelain vessel with ring of small spikes covered in white glaze, painted RWD mark, made circa 1960, height 20cm. £550-£750 †

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175 RUTH DUCKWORTH (1919-2009)

A very large stoneware bowl with mottled turquoise and black glaze to well, impressed RWD mark, made circa 1960, diameter 39cm. £2,000-£3,000 † 176 RUTH DUCKWORTH (1919-2009)

A miniature porcelain vessel partially covered in celadon glaze, painted RWD mark, made circa 1960, diameter 6cm. £220-£280 † 177 GORDON BALDWIN (born 1932)

A small tin glazed earthenware pedestal bowl, painted GB mark, made circa 1972, diameter 11cm. £300-£500 †

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178 DAN ARBEID (1928-2010)

A tapered stoneware vessel with incised decoration to sides, painted signature, made 1960s, height 21cm. £150-£200 †

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179 IAN AULD (1926-2000)

A large globular stoneware pot with heavily textured surface, impressed IA mark, made early 1960s, height 22cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: I asked Ian if he had made many coiled pots. He said that, at the time, making rectangular pots was so strange that he occasionally had to ‘get round pots out of my system’. I put on a retrospective of his work based around his own collection. £600-£800 †

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180 IAN AULD (1926-2000)

A square stoneware pot with raised rectangular panel to each face and incised marks, impressed IA mark, made circa 1970, height 18cm. Provenance: Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon. £350-£400 †

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181 IAN AULD (1926-2000)

A square dish covered in dark turquoise and indigo glaze, impressed IA mark, made circa 1970, 14 x 14cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: Ian made a small number of these for an exhibition at the CPA. He was unhappy how easily the glaze chipped at the corners and never made more. £100-£150 † 182 GILLIAN LOWNDES (1936-2010)

A conical stoneware bowl covered in mottled blue/ grey and oatmeal glaze, made 1960s, diameter 25.5cm. Paul Rice: Gillian was not a fan of her early work – but she said she thought this was one of her better ones. £400-£600 †

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183 BERNARD ROOKE (born 1938)

A large stoneware globular pot with applied and incised decoration and hieroglyphics around neck, incised BR mark, made circa 1973, height 22.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: Bernard’s work is often under-appreciated. This is largely because of later inferior commercial pots (many made by his son). Bernard’s handbuilt work of the 1960s is often some of the best made. This piece came from an exhibition of his own collection. I put on three exhibitions of his pots. £500-£700 † 184 BERNARD ROOKE (born 1938)

A small round stoneware pot with incised decoration, made 1960s, height 11.5cm. £80-£120 † 185 BERNARD ROOKE (born 1938)

A small pebble form with incised decoration, made 1960s, height 12.5cm.

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£80-£120 † 186 ALAN WALLWORK (1931-2019)

A rectangular stoneware vase with applied decoration, incised W mark, made 1960s, height 25.5cm. £150-£200 † 188 ALAN WALLWORK (1931-2019)

187 ALAN WALLWORK (1931-2019)

A cylindrical stoneware vase covered in white glaze with iron wash, incised W mark, made 1960s, height 15cm.

A cylindrical stoneware vase with impressed hieroglyphics, incised W mark, made 1960s, height 22cm. £100-£150 †

£100-£150 † 189 ALAN WALLWORK (1931-2019)

A rectangular stoneware vase with impressed decoration, incised W mark, made 1960s, height 16.5cm. £120-£180 † 190 ALAN WALLWORK (1931-2019)

A cylindrical stoneware vase covered in oatmeal glaze with iron wash, incised W mark, made 1960s, height 25cm. £150-£200 † 191 ALAN WALLWORK (1931-2019)

A rectangular stoneware vase with impressed decoration, incised W mark, made 1960s, height 15.5cm. £100-£150 † 190 51


192 ROBERT FOURNIER (1915-2008)

A stoneware pebble form, impressed RF mark, made 1960s, height 20cm. Provenance: John Christian collection. £150-£200 † 193 ROBERT FOURNIER (1915-2008)

A stoneware bottle with narrow neck, impressed RF mark, made 1960s, height 30.5cm. £180-£220 † 194 ROBERT FOURNIER (1915-2008)

A small water garden/crater bowl, impressed RF mark, made 1960s, diameter 10cm. £60-£80 †

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195

MO JUPP (1938-2018) A square stoneware vase with hieroglyphics covered in grey glaze, impressed MOJ mark, made late 1960s, height 17cm. Paul Rice: A number of potters including Colin Pearson and Marianne de Trey went through a brief ‘brutalist’ period in the 1960s before making work in their more usual style. This is a very rare example of one by Mo. £200-£300 †

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MO JUPP (1938-2018) A small cylindrical porcelain vase, incised MOJA (for Archway Ceramics) mark, made late 1990s, height 11.5cm. £70-£100 †

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201 BRYAN NEWMAN (1935-2019) for Aller Pottery

A large stoneware jug partially covered in oatmeal glaze, impressed pottery mark, made 1999, height 26.5cm. Provenance: The artist. £200-£300 † 202 BRYAN NEWMAN (1935-2019) for Aller Pottery

A stoneware footed dish with wax resist decoration on blue/green ground, impressed pottery mark, diameter 24cm. £80-£120 † 203 BRYAN NEWMAN (1935-2019) for Aller Pottery

A tall stoneware jug with cobalt and iron floral decoration on white ground, impressed pottery mark, made 1999, height 25cm. Provenance: The artist. £100-£150 † 197

204 BRYAN NEWMAN (1935-2019) for Aller Pottery

A tapered stoneware vase with wax resist decoration on cobalt and iron ground, impressed pottery mark, height 20.5cm. 197 IAN GODFREY (1942-1992)

A stoneware casket on tripod feet covered in creamy oatmeal glaze, the cover formed of intrically carved beasts, huts and monoliths which lifts off revealing a row of five birds in well of base, made 1960s, height 14cm. £600-£800 †

£80-£120 † 205 BRYAN NEWMAN (1935-2019) for Aller Pottery

A stoneware globular vase with iron and cobalt floral decoration on pale grey ground, impressed pottery mark, height 16.5cm. £80-£120 †

198 BRYAN NEWMAN (1935-2019) for Aller Pottery

A tapered stoneware tower form, with ochre glaze top, impressed pottery mark, height 27cm. £150-£200 † 199 BRYAN NEWMAN (1935-2019) for Aller Pottery

A large stoneware dish with iron decoration on green ground, impressed N and pottery marks, diameter 30.5cm. £150-£200 † 200 BRYAN NEWMAN (1935-2019) for Aller Pottery

A stoneware teapot covered in shades of mottled oatmeal glaze, impressed pottery mark, made 1970s, height 16.5cm. Provenance: Sue James collection, originally Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon. £100-£150 †

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Lucie Rie 206 LUCIE RIE (1902-1995)

A very large oval stoneware vase with squeezed rim and inlaid lines covered in pale copper green glaze over dark body, impressed LR mark, made mid 1950s, height 28cm, maximum diameter 32.5cm. Literature: For a similar but smaller example, see Tony Birks, Lucie Rie (Stenlake Publishing, revised edition, 2009), p. 94. £12,000-£18,000 †

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207 LUCIE RIE (1902-1995)

A tall stoneware bottle with flared undulating rim and oval neck covered in eruptive and pitted copper green and dark red glaze, impressed LR mark, made 1970s, height 28.5cm £12,000-£18,000 †

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208 LUCIE RIE (1902-1995)

A stoneware vase of swollen form covered in pitted pale grey glaze, impressed LR mark, made circa 1968, height 16.5cm. Provenance: Luke Herrman collection. £8,000-£12,000 †

Post-War trends and fashions 209 BARBARA CASS (1921-1992)

A tall tapered stoneware jug partially covered in running green glaze with iron top, incised BC Arden mark, made 1960s, height 28cm. Paul Rice: I think that Cass is one of the most underrated potters. Her work from the late 1950s and 60s is highly recognizable and often wonderful. I think that Northern potters (David Lloyd Jones is another example) have often been overlooked. £150-£200 † 210 BARBARA CASS (1921-1992)

A stoneware bowl with manganese rim and iron decoration, incised BC Arden mark, made 1960s, daimeter 16.5cm. £120-£180 † 211 BARBARA CASS (1921-1992)

A bulbous stoneware vase covered in turquoise glaze with iron decoration, painted BC York mark, made 1950s, height 23.5cm. £220-£280 † 212 BARBARA CASS (1921-1992) 211 56

A large stoneware vase with banded iron decoration on oatmeal ground, painted BC York mark, made 1950s, height 29cm. £250-£300 †


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213 BARBARA CASS (1921-1992)

A stoneware plate with white glaze over black slip, incised BC York mark, made 1950s, diameter 20cm. £60-£80 †

216 BARBARA CASS (1921-1992)

A shallow stoneware dish with white and iron glaze over black slip, painted BC Arden mark, made 1960s, diameter 25cm. £70-£100 †

214 BARBARA CASS (1921-1992)

A tapered stoneware vase covered in streaky dark green over pale grey glaze, incised BC Arden mark, made 1960s, height 17cm. £60-£80 † 215 BARBARA CASS (1921-1992)

A stoneware bottle with side handle partially covered in white glaze over black slip with incised decoration, incised BC York mark, made 1950s, height 24.5cm. £80-£120 †

217 WAISTEL COOPER (1921-2003)

A large stoneware pedestal bowl with textured cream glaze on iron ground to exterior and pale grey glaze to interior, painted signature, made circa 1975, height 21.5cm. Provenance: Luke Herrman collection. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 219. £1,200-£1,800 †

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218 WAISTEL COOPER (1921-2003)

An early stoneware footed bowl covered in mottled iron glaze, incised signature, made 1950s, diameter 14cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £400-£600 † 219 CATHERINE YARROW (1904-1990)

A large square stoneware dish covered in shades of grey glaze with deeply impressed decoration, incised mark, 31.5 x 31cm, and an exhibition catalogue, Catherine Yarrow (Erskine, Hall & Coe, 2013) (2). Provenance: Artist’s collection. £700-£1,000 †

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220 GWYN HANSSEN PIGOTT (1935-2013)

A small porcelain box and cover, with the top modelled as a frog, washed in copper red glaze, impressed GH mark, made 1960s, diameter 8cm. £120-£180 221 GWYN HANSSEN PIGOTT (1935-2013)

A smoke fired porcelain bowl covered in shino glaze, impressed mark (partially glaze filled), made 1984, diameter 12.5cm. Provenance: Sue James collection, originally Casson Gallery, 1984. £300-£400


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222 ALAN CAIGER-SMITH (1930-2020)

for Aldermaston Pottery A long tin glazed earthenware tray, painted ACS mark and date code for 1970, length 52.5cm. £150-£200 † 223 ALAN CAIGER-SMITH (1930-2020)

for Aldermaston Pottery A tin glazed earthenware charger, painted ACS mark and date code for 1966, diameter 47cm. Provenance: Sue James collection. £400-£500 † 224 GEOFFREY EASTOP (1921-2014)

A stoneware bottle with yellow decoration on black ground, painted GE mark, made circa 1988, height 28cm. £200-£300 † 225 GEOFFREY EASTOP (1921-2014)

A very tall stoneware bottle with yellow decoration on oatmeal ground, painted GE mark, made circa 2002, height 63.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: I bought quite a few pieces from Geoffrey when he reduced his own collection in 2002. 225

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226 GEOFFREY EASTOP (1921-2014)

A tall pot with textured surface covered in black glaze, painted GE mark, made circa 2002, height 57.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £500-£700 † 227 GEOFFREY EASTOP (1921-2014)

A very large stoneware monolith, painted GE mark, made circa 2002, height 55.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £1,000-£1,500 †

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228 GEOFFREY EASTOP (1921-2014)

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An earthenware charger with vibrant red glaze over black slip, painted GE mark, made 1960s, diameter 42cm. £700-£1,000 †

MARIANNE DE TREY (1913-2016) A pair of rectangular stoneware dishes with ‘Pattern A’ floral decoration, impressed shell marks, made 1960s, lengths 36cm (2). Provenance: Michael Ristic collection.

229 GEOFFREY EASTOP (1921-2014)

A large drystone wall pot, painted GE mark, made circa 2002, height 31cm. £1,000-£1,500 † 230 GEOFFREY EASTOP (1921-2014)

for Aldermaston Pottery A tin glazed earthenware skillet, painted AE mark, made late 1950s, diameter (excluding handle) 17.5cm.

£80-£120 † 233

MARIANNE DE TREY (1913-2016) A fluted porcelain bowl covered in celadon glaze, impressed dTe mark, probably made 1980s, diameter 19cm. Provenance: David Whiting collection. £100-£150 †

£60-£80 † 231 GEOFFREY EASTOP (1921-2014)

A stoneware bowl partially covered in green glaze with radiating decoration, painted GE mark, made 1960s, diameter 22.5cm. £70-£100 †

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MARIANNE DE TREY (1913-2016) A large deep stoneware footed bowl with tin and manganese ‘Pattern 1’ decoration, impressed shell mark, made 1960s, diameter 27cm. £80-£120 †

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MARIANNE DE TREY (1913-2016) A stoneware ladle with tin and manganese ‘Pattern 1’ decoration and original long wooden handle, impressed shell mark, made 1960s, length 38.5cm. £60-£80 †

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MARIANNE DE TREY (1913-2016) A stoneware jug covered in iron rich glaze with meander decoration, impressed shell mark, height 23cm.

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MARIANNE DE TREY (1913-2016) A stoneware coffee set with ‘Pattern 5’ decoration comprising coffee pot, milk jug, sugar bowl and six cups and saucers, impressed shell marks, made 1960s, coffee pot height 18.5cm (9). £150-£200 †

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MARIANNE DE TREY (1913-2016) A stoneware coffee set with tin and manganese ‘Pattern 1’ decoration comprising coffee pot, hot water pot, milk jug, sugar bowl and six cups and saucers, impressed shell marks, made 1960s, coffee pot height 20cm (10). £100-£150 †

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MARIANNE DE TREY (1913-2016) A fluted stoneware bowl partially covered in tin glaze, impressed shell mark, probably made 1980s, diameter 21cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £80-£120 †

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PETER WRIGHT (1919-2003) A small stoneware bowl with black line decoration, painted mark, diameter 9cm. £60-£80 †

241 RAY MARSHALL (1913-1986)

A stoneware footed bowl with iron decoration on oatmeal ground, incised signature, made 1960s, diameter 19.5cm. £70-£100

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242 RAY MARSHALL (1913-1986)

A bulbous stoneware vase with iron and running green glaze on oatmeal ground, incised signature, made 1960s, height 23cm. Provenance: Margaret Rey collection. Paul Rice: Margaret Rey and Ray Marshall taught together – she was a great admirer of his work and had several. £120-£180 243 RAY MARSHALL (1913-1986)

A stoneware bottle covered in iron rich and green glaze with incised decoration, incised signature, made 1960s, height 26cm. £180-£220 244 RAY MARSHALL (1913-1986)

A stoneware bottle covered in iron rich and ochre glaze with incised decoration, incised signature, made 1960s, height 18cm. £80-£120 245 DENIS MOORE (1908-1977) for Green Dene Pottery

A fluted stoneware footed bowl covered in copper red and green glaze, impressed DM and pottery marks, diameter 16cm. £60-£80 †


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JOHN DAN (1930-1983) A small stoneware vessel with iron and cobalt decoration on oatmeal ground, incised mark, height 8.5cm. Provenance: Ephgreve collection. £100-£200 †

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MICHAEL CASSON (1925-2003) A stoneware bucket on tripod feet covered in shino glaze with wax resist decoration, impressed MC mark, made 1980s, height 28cm. Provenance: Peter Sparrey collection. £200-£250 † 246

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MICHAEL CASSON (1925-2003) A waisted stoneware jug covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze with meander decoration, impressed MC mark, made 1980s, height 20.5cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £200-£250 †

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MICHAEL CASSON (1925-2003) A waisted stoneware vase partially covered in green glaze with wax resist decoration, impressed MC mark, height 24cm. £150-£200 †

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MICHAEL CASSON (1925-2003) A tall square stoneware bread crock with green glaze on mottled oatmeal ground to two sides and tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze to rim and cover, impressed MC mark, made circa 1970, height 35.5cm. Provenance: Reginald Hyne collection. £200-£300 †

251 MICHAEL CASSON (1925-2003)

A tapered stoneware jug with iron decoration on mottled green ground, impressed MC mark, made 1970s, height 24cm. £80-£120 † 250 63


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MICHAEL CASSON (1925-2003) A stoneware pedestal bowl covered in dry ash glaze and incised landscape decoration, impressed MC mark, made 1970s, diameter 20cm. £250-£300 †

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MICHAEL CASSON (1925-2003) A stoneware bowl covered in dry ash glaze and incised landscape decoration, impressed MC mark, made 1970s, diameter 20cm. £200-£250 †

254 DAVID LLOYD JONES (1928-1994)

A stoneware bottle covered in mottled iron glaze, impressed early mark, made circa 1970, height 27cm.

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£70-£100 † 255 DAVID LLOYD JONES (1928-1994)

A stoneware plate covered in mottled oatmeal glaze, impressed early mark, made early 1970s, diameter 29cm. £80-£120 †

258 DAVID LLOYD JONES (1928-1994)

A small stoneware bowl covered in iron rich glaze with wax resist decoration, impressed LJ mark, diameter 13cm.

256 DAVID LLOYD JONES (1928-1994)

A porcelain footed bowl covered in green glaze with iron rim, impressed LJ mark, diameter 17.5cm. £100-£150 †

£70-£100 † 259 DAVID LLOYD JONES (1928-1994)

A bulbous stoneware vase partially covered in iron rich glaze with white dot decoration, impressed early mark, height 18cm.

257 DAVID LLOYD JONES (1928-1994)

A large cut sided salt glazed vase with incised decoration, impressed LJ mark, made 1980s, height 20.5cm.

£150-£200 †

£200-£300 †

260 VERA TOLLOW (born 1931)

A stoneware flower pot and saucer with iron decoration on green/grey ground, painted signature, made 1960s, height 15.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: I bought over 100 pots from Vera’s own collection for a retrospective exhibition – she should be much better known. Her ash-glazed pots from the 1960s are wonderful. £60-£80 † 261 VERA TOLLOW (born 1931)

A footed bowl with iron and cobalt decoration on mottled green/grey ground, painted signature, made 1960s, diameter 23cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £100-£150 †

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262 VERA TOLLOW (born 1931)

A shallow stoneware bowl covered in blue/ grey glaze with incised decoration of a hen, painted signature and Barnes Lodge serial no. stamp dated 1956, diameter 22cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £100-£150 † 263 VERA TOLLOW (born 1931)

A shallow earthenware bowl covered in mottled blue glaze with fish decoration, painted signature, made 1950s, diameter 23.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £100-£150 † 264 VERA TOLLOW (born 1931)

A large bulbous stoneware vase covered in green/grey glaze with iron decoration, painted signature, made 1960s, height 26.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £200-£300 † 265 VERA TOLLOW (born 1931)

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A square stoneware dish covered in green/ grey glaze with iron decoration, painted signature, made 1960s, 24.5 x 24.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £120-£180 † 266 VERA TOLLOW (born 1931)

A stoneware vase with checkerboard decoration, painted signature, made 1970s, height 19.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £120-£180 † 267 VERA TOLLOW (born 1931)

A small bulbous stoneware vase covered in tenmoku glaze, painted signature, made 1960s, height 14cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £60-£80 † 268

POG Crafts Pottery Small stoneware pot covered in grey glaze, incised pottery mark, height 7cm. £15-£25

269 GEORGE WILSON (1924-2004)

A globular stoneware vase covered in copper red glaze, impressed GW mark, height 20.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: A sad story. When George Wilson died his son put his collection and equipment into storage and then never paid their charges. The storage owners contacted me and I bought a large number of his pots. £120-£180 † 270 GEORGE WILSON (1924-2004)

A bulbous stoneware vase covered in copper red glaze with white blushes, painted signature, height 22cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £120-£180 † 271 GEORGE WILSON (1924-2004)

A stoneware bowl covered in mottled pink glaze with leaf decoration to well, painted signature, diameter 22.5cm. £60-£80 †

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272 GEORGE WILSON (1924-2004)

A shallow stoneware bowl covered in mottled oatmeal glaze with iron line decoration to rim, painted signature, diameter 25.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £60-£80 † 273 GEORGE WILSON (1924-2004)

A shallow stoneware footed dish with ‘metmorphic’ decoration and cobalt highlights, impressed GW mark, diameter 21cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £60-£80 † 274 GEORGE WILSON (1924-2004)

A stoneware footed bowl covered in copper red glaze, incised signature, diameter 23.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £60-£80 † 275 GEORGE WILSON (1924-2004)

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A stoneware sculpture of abstract form washed with white slip, painted signature, height 27cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £300-£400 † 276 GEORGE WILSON (1924-2004)

A bulbous stoneware vase covered in grey glaze, painted signature, height 20cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. £100-£150 † 277

STANISLAS REYCHAN (1897-1994) An earthenware Christmas ornament, impressed SR mark, height 10cm. £60-£80 †

278 ERIC JAMES MELLON (1925-2014)

A stoneware vase decorated with elm ash glaze from the ‘Pluto and Persephone’ series, painted signature, glaze description, dedication, ant motif and dated 1978, height 15cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: Eric was one of about a dozen important potters who gave me access to their own collection of their work and I put on a small Mellon retrospective. 278

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279 ERIC JAMES MELLON (1925-2014)

A shallow dish decorated with willow ash glaze, painted signature, glaze description and dated 1968, diameter 25.5cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £100-£150 † 280 ERIC JAMES MELLON (1925-2014)

A stoneware vase of swollen form decorated with blackcurrent ash glaze, painted signature, glaze description and dated 1970, height 20.5cm. £450-£550 † 280

281 DEREK DAVIS (1926-2008)

A cylindrical porcelain footed vase covered in chun glaze with manganese bands, painted signature, height 17.5cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £220-£280 † 282 DEREK DAVIS (1926-2008)

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A shallow stoneware bowl with deeply incised spiral decoration covered in cobalt glaze to well and green glaze with iron decoration to rim, painted signature, made 1970s, diameter 28cm. £220-£280 †

283 DEREK DAVIS (1926-2008)

A large porcelain bottle with narrow neck covered in copper red and barium blue glaze, painted signature, made 1970s, height 23cm. £220-£280 † 284 DEREK DAVIS (1926-2008)

A porcelain dish covered in running green glaze on iron rich ground, painted signature and dated 1987, diameter 21cm. £150-£200 †

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285 DEREK DAVIS (1926-2008)

A large porcelain bottle with narrow neck covered in running barium blue glaze on iron and oatmeal ground, painted signature, made 1970s, height 27cm. £250-£300 † 286 DEREK DAVIS (1926-2008)

A small porcelain pot with flowers washed with copper red glaze, painted signature, made 1970s, height 9.5cm. £120-£180 † 287 EILEEN LEWENSTEIN (1925-2005)

A small stoneware dish with sgraffito decoration, impressed EL mark, diameter 15cm. £60-£80 † 288 EILEEN LEWENSTEIN (1925-2005)

A small porcelain box and interlocking cover, mottled sea green glaze, impressed EL mark, diameter 7cm. £80-£120 † 289 EILEEN LEWENSTEIN (1925-2005)

An oval tapered porcelain vase covered in mottled ochre glaze, impressed EL mark, height 24cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £180-£220 † 285 290 EILEEN LEWENSTEIN (1925-2005)

A cylindrical stoneware vase partially covered in iron glaze, impressed EL mark, height 24cm. £180-£220 † 294

A small porcelain vase with abstract handles covered in indigo glaze, impressed EL mark, height 9.5cm.

MARY RICH (born 1940) An early stoneware teapot with cane handle, impressed and incised decoration, impressed M mark, made 1970s, height (excluding handle) 11cm.

£100-£150 †

£80-£120 †

291 EILEEN LEWENSTEIN (1925-2005)

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MARY RICH (born 1940) A large early salt glazed dish with impressed decoration, impressed M mark, made 1970s, diameter 29cm. £100-£150 †

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MARY RICH (born 1940) An early stoneware caddy with banded decoration, impressed M mark, made 1970s, height 13.5cm. £60-£80 †

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295 ALAN SPENCER GREEN (1932-2003)

A stoneware box and cover in the shape an onion covered in white glaze, incised ASG mark, height 20cm. £100-£150 †


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296 MARY ROGERS (born 1929)

A porcelain footed bowl covered in mottled pale green glaze with manganese undulating rim, incised MER mark, made circa 1970, diameter 13cm. £2,000-£3,000 † 297 DEIRDRE BURNETT (born 1939)

A porcelain footed bowl covered in mottled white glaze with manganese serrated rim, impressed DB mark, made 1970s, diameter 15.5cm. £180-£220 † 298 VICTOR MARGRIE (born 1929)

A pierced porcelain pot covered in celadon glaze, made 1970s, height 7cm. Paul Rice: Victor Margrie was a full-time teacher and head of the Craft Council and, consequently, did not make a lot of pots. He was influential in the revival of celadon porcelain which became known as ‘the new white’. In truth, most weren’t especially new or white.

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MARY WHITE (1926-2013) A large stoneware bowl covered in blue glaze with white band to exterior and mottled green rim, impressed signature and MW marks, made 1980s, diameter 29cm. Provenance: Liliana Epstein collection. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 250. £400-£500 †

300 ROBIN WELCH (1936-2019)

A large raku dish partially covered in white crackle glaze, impressed mark, made circa 1980, diameter 33cm.

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Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 147. £380-£420 † 301 ROBIN WELCH (1936-2019)

A large stoneware flanged dish with banded decoration, painted signature, made 1960s, diameter 34cm. £300-£400 † 302 ROBIN WELCH (1936-2019)

A stoneware pedestal bowl with chocolate glazed top and mottled orange glaze partially to well, impressed RW mark, made 1990s, diameter 17.5cm. £200-£250 †

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303 ROBIN WELCH (1936-2019)

A straight sided stoneware bowl partially covered in mottled sea green glaze, impressed mark, made 1970s, diameter 24cm. £120-£180 † 304 ROBIN WELCH (1936-2019)

A tall stoneware tankard covered in indigo and brown glaze, impressed mark, made 1970s, height 18cm. £60-£80 † 305 ROBIN WELCH (1936-2019)

A stoneware footed bowl with mottled iron wash to rim, impressed mark, made 1970s, diameter 22.5cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £70-£100 † 306 ROBIN WELCH (1936-2019)

A small stoneware bowl with wide rim, painted signature, made 1960s, diameter 13.5cm. £70-£100 †

The Royal College of Art 307 ANDREW LORD (born 1950)

A pair of tin glazed earthenware cups and saucers, made circa 1972, tallest 11.5cm (2) (af). Provenance: A similar pair from the John Christian collection is in Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. Literature: A coffee pot from the same set is illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 233. £80-£120 † 308 ALISON BRITTON (born 1948)

A square earthenware box (minus its cover) decorated with pigs, made circa 1972, height 9cm. Paul Rice: I got this pot (which I call ‘Topless Pigs’) from someone who studied at the RCA at the same time as Alison Britton. I showed it to Alison who was greatly embarrassed by it and asked me to destroy it. In my opinion, Alison is one of the most important potters of the last quarter of the 20th century – and while this is certainly very far from a masterpiece, it is an interesting documentary work which, I think, should be preserved. Would you destroy a student drawing by David Hockney? £100-£200 † 71


309 ALISON BRITTON (born 1948)

A large earthenware jug form covered in shades of blue glaze, incised signature and dated 1987, height 34.5cm. £3,000-£5,000 †

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310 ALISON BRITTON (born 1948)

A large earthenware vessel covered in abstract decoration on pale yellow ground, incised signature and dated 1988, height 28cm. £4,500-£6,500 †

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JACQUELINE PONCELET (born 1947) A small bone china vessel, made late 1970s, height 7cm. Provenance: Sue James collection. £1,200-£1,800 †

316 JANE OSBORN-SMITH (1952-2013)

A large porcelain vase decorated with birds, painted signature, made circa 1980, height 19cm, and a Rosenthal bone china vase made to Osborn-Smith’s design, height 14cm (2).

A small porcelain pot covered in white crackle glaze with lustre top, incised S mark, made early 1980s, height 8.5cm.

Paul Rice: Jane Osborn-Smith was hailed as ‘the next Liz Fritsch’ and made a small number of stunning porcelain pots. This was probably her best piece and prompted Rosenthal to commission designs from her. She emigrated to North America shortly after and concentrated on designing until her death at a fairly young age.

£180-£220 †

£1,000-£1,500 †

312 GEOFFREY SWINDELL (born 1945)

313 GEOFFREY SWINDELL (born 1945)

A small porcelain bottle covered in yellow and orange glaze with celadon top, impressed dots mark, height 11.5cm. £100-£150 † 314 GEOFFREY SWINDELL (born 1945)

A small porcelain bottle covered in lustre glaze with celadon top, height 11cm. £100-£150 † 315 JANE OSBORN-SMITH (1952-2013)

A porcelain vase decorated with angels, beasts and trees, painted signature, made circa 1980, height 13cm. £300-£500 †

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317 RICHARD SLEE (born 1946)

A large earthenware jar with textured body and pink leafy rim covered in cream glaze with pale pink and blue slip decoration, incised signature, made circa 1982, height 37.5cm. Provenance: Liliana Epstein collection. £1,500-£2,000 † 318 RICHARD SLEE (born 1946)

‘Sunflower Plate’, an earthenware dish with wavy rim on tripod feet covered in white glaze with luminous yellow and turquoise crackle decoration to well and incised blue dot design to rim, incised signature, made circa 1983, diameter 34cm. Provenance: Liliana Epstein collection. £2,000-£3,000 †

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319 RICHARD SLEE (born 1946)

‘Paisley’, a large earthenware leaf sculpture mounted on textured splayed base covered in golden-yellow and dark pink glaze, incised signature, made circa 1984, height 40.5cm. Provenance: Liliana Epstein collection. Exhibited: Richard Slee & Katherine Virgils, British Crafts Centre, London, 1984; British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 180. £3,500-£4,500 † 76


320 RICHARD SLEE (born 1946)

A large earthenware pot and pierced cover with lime green belly and white neck and foot, both with applied grey knobs, and dark pink cover, incised signature, made circa 1985, height 47cm. Exhibited: Richard Slee & Katherine Virgils, British Crafts Centre, London, 1984; British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 179. £3,500-£4,500 †

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The Camberwell School and diversity from the 1980s 321 KAREN KARNES (1925-2016)

A tall salt glazed bottle with elongated neck, cobalt rim and applied roundel, incised KK mark, made circa 1979, height 56cm. Exhibited: Heals, London, 1979. Paul Rice: The great American potter, Karen Karnes, had a large exhibition of her salt-glazed pots at Heals in the late 1970s. This was one of the big influences on the salt-glaze revival that occurred at that time. £700-£1,000 322

JANICE TCHALENKO (1942-2018) A stoneware yunomi covered in shino glaze with polychrome decoration, impressed JT mark, made 1982, height 8.5cm. Provenance: Sue James collection. £60-£80 †

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323 WALTER KEELER (born 1942)

A large salt glazed jug with beak spout, impressed mark, height 19.5cm. £400-£500 † 324 WALTER KEELER (born 1942)

A small salt glazed jug, impressed mark, made 1990s, height 16cm. Provenance: David Whiting collection. £180-£220 †

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325 EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000)

A large vessel, mixed laminated stoneware and bone china clays, textured iron and white surface staining, made mid 1980s, height 34cm. £4,000-£6,000 †

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326 EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000)

A large vessel, mixed laminated stoneware and bone china clays, textured blue, white, beige and green surface staining, made late 1980s, height 36cm. £4,000-£6,000 †

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327 EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000)

An early vessel, mixed laminated stoneware and bone china clays, textured blue, white and green surface staining, made circa 1978, height 24cm. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 161. Paul Rice: Lucie Rie used to throw two different clays in the same pot. Ewen experimented with combining stoneware and porcelain bodies together. This was one of his first really successful examples. The 1981 exhibition I held was his second solo show. £2,000-£3,000 † 328 EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000)

A dish form, mixed laminated stoneware and bone china clays, textured white and green surface staining, made circa 1979, length 24cm. Provenance: Isobel Czarska collection. £1,200-£1,800 †

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329 EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000)

A dish form, mixed laminated stoneware and bone china clays, textured brown, yellow, white and blue surface staining, made circa 1981, length 32cm. Provenance: Richard Curtis collection. £1,200-£1,800 †

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330 EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000)

A tall vessel, mixed laminated stoneware and bone china clays, textured pink, black and yellow surface staining, made circa 1987, height 46.5cm. Provenance: Austin Desmond Fine Art, London. £4,000-£6,000 †

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331 EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000)

A teabowl, mixed laminated stoneware and bone china clays, textured pink and lilac surface staining, made circa 1990, height 10cm. £800-£1,200 † 332 EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000); a bowl

form, mixed laminated stoneware and bone china clays, textured turquoise and white surface staining, made mid 1980s, diameter 24.5cm. £1,200-£1,800 † 333 COLIN PEARSON (1923-2007)

A stoneware pedestal bowl with wings covered in green glaze, impressed mark, made circa 1980, height 25.5cm. £700-£1,000 † 334 COLIN PEARSON (1923-2007)

A stoneware coffee pot with shino top and a stoneware dish, impressed CP marks, made 1960s, coffee pot height 19.5cm, stoneware dish diameter 26cm (2).

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335 COLIN PEARSON (1923-2007)

A tall square stoneware vase with convoluted wings covered in white glaze, impressed mark, made 1990s, height 37cm. Provenance: John Christian collection. £800-£1,200 † 336 COLIN PEARSON (1923-2007)

A large stoneware jug form covered in blue and turquoise glaze, impressed mark, made 1990s, height 22.5cm. £1,000-£1,500 † 337 COLIN PEARSON (1923-2007)

A rectangular stoneware vase covered in iron and oatmeal glaze with green rim, impressed CP mark, made 1960s, height 20cm. £120-£180 † 338 COLIN PEARSON (1923-2007)

A porcelain vase with flared rim covered in celadon glaze, impressed mark, made early 1970s, height 9cm. Paul Rice: Colin told me he particularly liked this pot. It was made about the same time he began adding wings. Late in life, he confessed that he felt ‘trapped’ by people only wanting winged pieces and wondered if making them had been a mistake. £380-£420 †

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339 Aylesford Friars Pottery

A fluted stoneware jug covered in oatmeal glaze, made 1960/70s, impressed pottery mark, height 19.5cm. £60-£80 340 Aylesford Friars Pottery

A fluted stoneware jug covered in iron rich glaze, made 1960/70s, impressed pottery mark, height 20.5cm. £60-£80 341

SARA RADSTONE (born 1955) A large stoneware vessel on slab base, textured and incised surface, made circa 1986, height 35cm. Provenance: The artist. Paul Rice: Sara was a protégé of Ewen Henderson and, like Ewen, her pots often did not stand well. Because of criticism, she briefly experimented with making slab bases for the pots. I don’t think she was happy with that artistically and the bases almost always cracked. Not long after, she began making quite different work that didn’t stand at all. Brilliant potter. £1,200-£1,800 †

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342 DAN KELLY (born 1953)

A large altered stoneware vessel covered in black glaze with indented rim and incised lines splashed with white glaze decoration, incised DK mark, made circa 2009, height 35cm. Paul Rice: When I bought this, I excitedly sent a photo to Dan. I was delighted when Dan told me how happy he was with that pot – but less than delighted when he told me it was made for a 2009 exhibition (I am concentrating solely on 20th century work – one of a number of self-imposed rules designed to get my collection down to a less insane size). £400-£600 † 343 COLIN GORRY (born 1952)

A large stoneware vase of swollen form covered in white glaze, impressed CG mark, made circa 1984, height 43cm. £180-£220 † 344 HENRY PIM (born 1947)

A stoneware rocking cradle form, textured and incised surface covered in polychrome decoration, impressed signature, made 1980s, length 28cm. £300-£400 † 342 345 DELAN COOKSON (born 1937)

A stoneware vase with mottled iron top and pink blush, impressed DC mark, height 16cm. £70-£100 †

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STEPHANIE KALAN (1909-1978) A small stoneware bowl covered in grey glaze, incised signature, diameter 11cm. £60-£80 †

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SANDY BROWN (born 1946) A stoneware footed bowl with blue and orange decoration on white ground, painted signature, made 1994, diameter 15.5cm. Provenance: The artist. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 156.

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£150-£200 † 348

JANE HAMLYN (born 1940) An altered salt glazed vase, impressed JH mark, height 21.5cm.

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£120-£180 † 349

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£250-£300 †

JANE HAMLYN (born 1940) A salt glazed bottle, impressed JH mark, height 21cm. 352

£60-£80 †

MIKE DODD (born 1943) A stoneware bottle covered in red glaze with running green ash top, impressed MJD mark, height 24.5cm.

JIM MALONE (born 1946) A cut sided stoneware bottle covered in brown and running green ash glaze, impressed JM and A (for Ainstable) marks, height 23.5cm.

MIKE DODD (born 1943) A stoneware vase with applied and incised decoration covered in green ash glaze, impressed MJD mark, made late 1990s, height 24cm. Provenance: The artist. £180-£220 †

£200-£300 † 353

MIKE DODD (born 1943) A stoneware bottle covered in mottled oatmeal glaze with green top, impressed MJD mark, made late 1990s, height 19cm. Provenance: The artist. £140-£160 †

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MIKE DODD (born 1943) A stoneware footed bowl covered in greeh ash glaze with wax resist and incised decoration, impressed MJD mark (glaze filled), made late 1990s, diameter 15.5cm. Provenance: The artist. £100-£150 †

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PHIL ROGERS (1951-2020) A stoneware bottle with incised decoration covered in green ash glaze, impressed PR mark, made 1990s, height 17.5cm. £150-£200 †

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PHIL ROGERS (1951-2020) A stoneware yunomi covered in grey glaze with iron decoration, impressed PR mark, made 1990s, height 9cm.

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Provenance: The artist.

PATRICK SARGENT (1956-1998) A stoneware yunomi with impressed and incised decoration covered in green ash glaze, made 1980s, height 10cm.

£80-£120 †

Provenance: Sue James collection.

PHIL ROGERS (1951-2020) A large stoneware bottle with impressed and incised decoration predominantly covered in green ash glaze, impressed PR mark, made 1990s, height 30.5cm. £400-£500 †

£120-£180 † 359

PATRICK SARGENT (1956-1998) A tall stoneware bottle covered in shino and green ash glaze, made 1980s, height 42cm. £500-£700 †

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360 WILLIAM PLUMPTRE (born 1959)

A tall stoneware bottle covered in braided white glaze decorated with incised panels to each side, painted WP mark, height 37cm. £600-£800 † 361 EDWARD HUGHES (1953-2006)

A waisted porcelain cup covered in celadon glaze, impressed EH mark, height 12.5cm. £80-£120 † 362

MALCOLM PEPPER (1937-1980) A stoneware charger covered in grey crackle glaze with cobalt decoration, impressed mark, diameter 44cm. £300-£500 †

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MALCOLM PEPPER (1937-1980) A stoneware bottle with iron and cobalt decoration on pale grey ground, impressed mark, height 33.5cm. Provenance: Geoffrey Godden collection. £300-£500 †

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MALCOLM PEPPER (1937-1980) A stoneware charger decorated with trees, impressed mark, diameter 36cm. £300-£500 †

365 KATSUJI TANIGUCHI

A porcelain bowl covered in pale green glaze with leaf decoration, incised signature, diameter 16cm. Paul Rice: Taniguchi potted in North London in the 1970s and sold his work through the Casson Gallery. The few pieces I have seen have been very interesting. £60-£80 366 KATSUJI TANIGUCHI

A porcelain bowl covered in pale green glaze with leaf decoration, incised signature, diameter 17.5cm. £60-£80 367 TAKESHI YASUDA (born 1943)

A stoneware chawan covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, made 1980s, diameter 15cm. £150-£200

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POH CHAP YEAP (1927-2007) A globular stoneware vase covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, painted signature, made early 1980s, height 26cm. Paul Rice: Yeap was a sensational potter. In the early 1980s he was one of the most successful potters in Britain. Liberty’s sold pots by him and by Lucie Rie – the best pieces were over £1000 and slightly higher than equivalent pots by LR. When he retired in 1985, he offered to sell me 100 pots. I was very nervous because Yeap was exceptionally difficult to deal with. I roped in a Yeap collector and agreed to buy 50 each. When I got there, I discovered that he was offering not only the remaining contents of his studio, but his personal collection. There was so much magnificent work that I ended up buying 125 pots instead of 50. Yeap has been somewhat forgotten in recent years, but I am positive that this will change – firstly because of the quality of the work and, secondly, because I think he will be one of the first Western potters that Chinese collectors will go for. £280-£320 † 91


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POH CHAP YEAP (1927-2007) A tall stoneware bottle with narrow neck covered in mottled oatmeal glaze, incised signature, made early 1980s, height 33.5cm. Provenance: Geoffrey Godden collection. £280-£320 †

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POH CHAP YEAP (1927-2007) A stoneware bottle covered in eruptive grey and green glaze, painted signature, made early 1980s, height 28cm. Provenance: The artist. £300-£400 †

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POH CHAP YEAP (1927-2007) A porcelain footed bowl covered in mottled olive green glaze, incised signature, made early 1980s, diameter 21.5cm. £180-£220 †

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POH CHAP YEAP (1927-2007) A fluted stoneware dish covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, painted signature, made early 1980s, diameter 30cm.

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£380-£420 † 373

POH CHAP YEAP (1927-2007) A fluted stoneware dish covered in imperial yellow glaze, incised signature, made early 1980s, diameter 31.5cm. Provenance: The artist. £400-£500 †

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POH CHAP YEAP (1927-2007) A globular stoneware vase covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, painted signature, made early 1980s, height 18cm. £300-£400 †

377 ANDREW CROUCH (born 1955)

A cut sided stoneware vase covered in white glaze, impressed AC mark, made 2003, height 21cm. Provenance: The artist. £70-£100 † 378 AKI MORIUCHI (born 1947)

A stoneware yunomi covered in shino glaze, impressed mark, made 1998, height 9.5cm. Provenance: The artist.

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POH CHAP YEAP (1927-2007) A stoneware bottle covered in oatmeal glaze with turquoise pour, painted signature, made early 1980s, height 25.5cm.

Paul Rice: Aki taught the wives of Japanese businessmen in London how to make tea wares – and she made stunning yunomi and guinomi which she was initially extremely reluctant to show because she didn’t consider it to be her true work.

£150-£200 †

£100-£150 †

376 ANDREW CROUCH (born 1955)

A cut sided stoneware vase covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze, impressed AC mark (glaze filled), made 2003, height 23cm. Provenance: The artist. £60-£80 †

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379 AKI MORIUCHI (born 1947)

A very tall stoneware vessel covered in iron glaze with white highlights, impressed mark, made 1990s, height 67cm. Provenance: John Christian collection. £600-£800 † 380 AKI MORIUCHI (born 1947)

A very tall stoneware vessel covered in semi eruptive green and white glaze with iron staining, impressed mark, made 1990s, height 59cm. £550-£750 † 381 DAVID FRITH (born 1943) for Brookhouse Pottery

A stoneware charger covered in tenmoku breaking to kaki glaze with wax resist decoration, impressed DF and pottery marks, made circa 1990, diameter 42cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 224. £250-£300 †

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MARGARET FRITH (born 1943) for Brookhouse Pottery A tall porcelain bottle with flared rim covered in copper red and green glaze, impressed MF mark (glaze filled), made 1999, height 44cm. Exhibited: The Pot, The Vessel and The Object. Fifty years of change and diversity in the Craft Potters Association, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 2007, and touring to Bradford and Sleaford, 2007-2008. £200-£250 †

383 DAVID EELES (1933-2015)

A stoneware jug with iron and cobalt decoration on grey ground, impressed DE mark, height 23.5cm. £70-£100 † 384 KEIKO HASEGAWA (born 1941)

for Drayford Mills Ceramics An octagonal bone china dish, painted signature and pottery stamps, diameter 13cm. £60-£80 385 COLIN KELLAM (born 1942)

A stoneware footed dish covered in grey glaze with wax resist decoration to well, impressed KK mark, diameter 21cm. Provenance: Colin Pearson collection. £70-£100 † 386

STEPHEN PEARCE (born 1943) for Shanagarry Potters, Co. Cork, Ireland A cylindrical earthenware vase with white slip decoration and applied knob, impressed SP and pottery marks, height 20cm. £60-£80 †

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JOANNA CONSTANTINIDIS (1927-2000) A tall ribbed stoneware vessel with serrated rim, impressed C mark, height 44.5cm. Provenance: Artist’s collection. Paul Rice: One of a number of pots from Joanna’s own collection which I bought from her estate. £700-£1,000 †

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JOANNA CONSTANTINIDIS (1927-2000) A small porcelain vessel, part lustred with incised spiral decoration, impressed C mark, made 1980s, height 9cm. Provenance: David Whiting collection. £200-£300 †

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389 JOANNA CONSTANTINIDIS

(1927-2000) A stoneware body pot with lustred surface, impressed C mark, height 42.5cm. £3,000-£5,000 †

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JOHN MALTBY (1936-2020) A small stoneware footed bowl with floral decoration, impressed M mark, made 1970s, diameter 8cm. £150-£200 †

391 KAREN BUNTING for Next, a stoneware

footed bowl with black decoration on grey ground, manufacturer’s stamp, made circa 1987, diameter 13.5cm. £60-£80 † 392

JACK DOHERTY (born 1948) A porcelain vase covered in soda vapour glaze decoration, impressed mark, made 1990s, height 22.5cm. Provenance: Michael Ristic collection. £180-£220 †

393 CHRISTINE-ANN RICHARDS (born 1944)

A small porcelain bottle covered in mottled blue/grey glaze, impressed CAR mark, height 13cm. £60-£80 † 394 EMMANUEL COOPER (1938-2012)

An early stoneware footed bowl covered in oatmeal glaze, diameter 12.5cm. Provenance: The artist.

392

Paul Rice: The only survivor from four bowls bought from EC about 1981. £60-£80 †

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395

JOHN WARD (born 1938) A large deep stoneware vessel covered in mottled cream glaze, impressed JW mark, made circa 1980, diameter 31.5cm. £4,000-£5,000 †

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396

JOHN WARD (born 1938) A deep stoneware vessel with mottled green stripes on off white ground, impressed JW mark, probably made 1990s, height 27cm. £6,000-£8,000 †

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JOHN WARD (born 1938) A deep stoneware vessel with radiating concentric mottled green lines on off white ground, impressed JW mark, probably made 1990s, height 19.5cm. Provenance: Jeremy Hill collection. £4,000-£5,000 †

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JOHN WARD (born 1938) A globular stoneware vessel with square neck with radiating concentric mottled green lines on off white ground, impressed JW mark, made 1990s, height 22.5cm. £7,000-£10,000 †

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JOHN WARD (born 1938) A globular stoneware vessel with square tapered neck covered in mottled green geometric decoration, impressed JW mark, made 1990s, height 22.5cm. Provenance: Jeremy Hill collection. £5,500-£7,500 †

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JENNIFER LEE (born 1956) A deep stoneware vessel with haloed decoration, painted JL mark, made 1988/89, height 17cm. Provenance: Joanna Bird Gallery, London. £12,000-£16,000 †

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401 ELSPETH OWEN (born 1938)

An oval smoke fired earthenware vessel, made circa 1990, diameter 12.5cm. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 198. £200-£300 † 402 ROGER PERKINS (born 1952)

A monumental raku dish covered in white crackle glaze with polychrome decoration, made circa 1981, diameter 54cm. Provenance: The artist. Paul Rice: For me Martin Smith and Roger Perkins were the two most outstanding potters in the raku craze in the late 1970s/early 80s. I sold a lot of Roger’s work and this was probably the best I ever had.

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£300-£500 †

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JULIAN STAIR (born 1955) A porcelain bottle with sgraffito decoration covered in indigo glaze, impressed JS mark, made circa 1995, height 20.5cm. Provenance: The artist. Exhibited: British Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Paul Rice, British Studio Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002), p. 194. Paul Rice: I first saw Julian’s work at the RCA and exhibited some of his RCA pots (possibly his first exhibition). I still think these early pots are wonderful. £2,500-£3,000 †

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404 RUPERT SPIRA (born 1960)

A tall cylindrical stoneware vase covered in motted grey glaze, impressed RS mark, made 1999/2000, height 22cm. Provenance: Simon Fox collection. £300-£400 † 405 KEN EASTMAN (born 1960)

‘Liquid Blues’, a trio of earthenware vessels covered in blue slip with white rims, painted signatures and dated 2002, exhibition labels, height 22.5cm (3). £1,000-£1,500 †

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406 KATE MALONE (born 1959)

407 KATE MALONE (born 1959)

A stoneware pineapple vase with crystalline glaze pooling to base, made circa 1999, height 13cm.

A stoneware seed pod form, made circa 1999, length 12.5cm.

Provenance: The artist.

Provenance: The artist.

Paul Rice: When I decided (in 1998) to concentrate on 20th century work only, I went on a massive buying spree. At that time, Kate had nothing like the reputation she deservedly has today. I am a big admirer of her work and bought quite a few towards the end of the century.

£120-£180 †

£1,000-£1,500 †

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Europe and America 408 CLAUDI CASANOVAS (born 1956)

A stoneware bowl form, painted signature and dated 1989, diameter 27cm. Provenance: Galerie Besson, London. £1,800-£2,200 † 409 GERTRUD VASEGAARD (1913-2007)

A stoneware straight sided bowl covered in grey glaze with incised decoration, incised GV mark and dated 1988, diameter 21.5cm. Provenance: Galerie Besson, London. £200-£300 † 410 GEORGE OHR (1857-1918)

A small earthenware pot covered in mottled dark green glaze, incised Biloxi mark, height 6.5cm. Paul Rice: Dr Zuckerman was a well-known collector of pre-War American pottery. I visited him in the 1970s to see his collection. I managed to identify some good British pots that he had been left and did not know what they were. He gave me this Ohr as a present. At the time Ohr was not greatly appreciated. £1,500-£2,000 108

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411 GERTRUD NATZLER (1908-1971) &

OTTO NATZLER (1908-2007) A small squat earthenware vase covered in mottled white and grey glaze, painted signature, height 11cm. £3,000-£5,000 412 CHARLES COUNTS (1934-2000) for Rising

Fawn Pottery, Lookout Mountain, Georgia A small stoneware bottle partially covered in iron and dark green glaze, incised pottery mark, height 15.5cm. £100-£150 413 BO JIA for Middle Kingdom

A small porcelain bottle covered in celadon glaze, painted marks, height 13cm. £60-£80

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414 LAURA ANDRESON (1902-1999)

A stoneware bottle with narrow neck covered in streaky green glaze, incised signature and dated 1976, height 18.5cm. £1,200-£1,800 415 DON REITZ (1929-2014)

A tall salt glazed pitcher partially covered in green and blue glaze with incised decoration, painted signature, made circa 1975, height 32cm. Provenance: The Piras collection, Italy. Paul Rice: Reitz was one of Peter Voulkos’s most important students. £800-£1,200 416 RICHARD BRESNAHAN (born 1953)

for The Saint John’s Pottery, Minnesota A stoneware ‘Karatsu’ bowl with cobalt decoration on grey ground, incised marks, diameter 15cm. Paul Rice: Bresnahan secured an apprenticeship with the Nakazatos, a Living National Treasure pottery family in Karatsu, Japan. £80-£120

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Books and magazines 417

Phillips de Pury & Company Design auction catalogues for sales between 2008 and 2013 (26). £80-£120

418 Ceramic Review magazines for 1980s/90s

comprising a complete run of issues 62 to 105, plus 109, 116 and 131 (47). £50-£70 419 Ceramics: The International Journal of

Ceramics and Glass, issues 1 to 4 (4). £20-£30 420

Pottery Quarterly: A Review of Ceramic Art, issues 7, 9, 20, 22, 25, 32 (6). £20-£30

421 Studio Pottery magazine, issues 1, 3, 6, 8,

10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 24-30 (18). £20-£30 422 Ceramics in Society magazine, issues 37 to 45 (9). £20-£30 423 La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre

magazine, issues 124, 129, 134, 135 (4). £20-£30 424 A signed copy of Paul Rice, British Studio

Ceramics (Crowood Press, 2002). £40-£60

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GLOSSARY OF CATALOGUING TERMS Any statement as to authorship, origin, date, age, provenance and condition is a statement of opinion and not to be taken as a statement of representation of fact. 1. A picture catalogued with the forename(s) and surname of the artist is in our opinion a work by the artist. (When the artists forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks, followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an initial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artist named). 2. “Attributed to” is in our opinion probably a work by the artist but less certainty as to authorship is expressed than in the preceding category. 3. “Studio of” is in our opinion a work by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist which may or may not have been executed under the artist’s direction. 4. “Circle of” is in our opinion a work by an as yet unidentified but distinct hand closely associated with the named artist but not necessarily his pupil. 5. “Style of....Follower of” is in our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist’s style, contemporary or nearly contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil. 6. “Manner of” is in our opinion a work in the style of the artist and of a later date. 7. “After” is in our opinion a copy of a known work of the artist. 8. The term signed and/or dated and/or inscribed means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription are from the hand of the artist. 9. The terms bears a signature and/or date and/or inscription means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription have been added by another hand. 10. Dimensions are given height before width.

DROIT DE SUITE ROYALTY CHARGES Lots marked with an ARR symbol † are potentially subject to Artist’s Resale Right/Droit de Suite royalty charges.

IMPORTANT NOTICES 1. CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS. All business is governed by the Auction Conditions of Business, as displayed in the saleroom and at www.adampartridge.co.uk. A copy of these conditions is available upon request. 2. BUYER’S PREMIUM All purchases are subject to a buyer’s premium of 20% of the hammer price, inclusive of VAT. 3. PAYMENT & COLLECTION All purchases must be paid for and collected at the buyer’s risk and expense by 5pm on Friday 6th August 2021. Collection by appointment only. Items that are suitable for posting will be charged at our standard rate, or you can arrange your own courier, by appointment only. Details will be sent after the auction.

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All lots not collected will be removed to storage, shall remain at the risk of the buyer and be subject to storage charges at the stated rates. No lots shall be removed by the buyer until full payment has been made. Methods of payment – cash, bank transfer, certified cheque, debit card, credit card in pounds sterling (payments of less than £200 only). NO CREDIT ALLOWED. 4. REGISTRATION Prospective purchasers are required to provide their name, full address and contact details. ID may also be required. 5. VIEWING All lots are sold as seen. Viewers handling goods on display will be fully responsible for any damage or breakage.


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STUDIO CERAMICS Friday 29th October 2021 Inviting entries until 4th October 2021 Appointments nationwide Jason Wood 07763 475442 jason@adampartridge.co.uk

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