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CERAMICS

14 May 2014


2. Mirek Smisek, Blue Salt Glazed Lidded Crock $600 - $1,000

56. Mirek Smisek, Chess Set $600 - $1,000

59. Len Castle, Inverted Volcano $6,000 - $8,000

34. Mirek Smisek, Branch Pot $800 - $1,500

45. Jeff Oestreich, Beaked Pitcher $600 - $1,000

7. Len Castle, Speciman Vase $400 - $800

20. Mirek Smisek, Large Bowl $1,000 - $2,000

47. Estelle Martin, Large Ovoid Vase $200 - $300

18. Chester Nealie, Flagon $800 - $1,500

65. Roy Cowan, Floor Pot $3,000 - $5,000

35. Len Castle, Carafe $500 - $800


79. Len Castle, Three Shino Bowls $300 - $500

40. Lucie Rie, Oil & Vinegar Pourers $1,000 - $2,000

5. Michael Cardew, Cider Flagon $1,000- $2,000

41. Lucie Rie, Hot Water Jug $1,000 - $2,000

69. Graeme Storm, Floor Vase $400 - $600

19. Peter Algar, Bowl $300 - $500

38. Barry Brickell, Thinso Jug $600- $1,000

Peter Stichbury, Door Handles $100 - $200

86. Mirek Smisek, A Crown Lynn Bohemia Ware Vase $300 - $500

42. Len Castle, Shino Bowl $350 - $500

52. Rick Rudd, Mobius Twist $100 - $200

16. Len Castle, Oblong Blue Bowl $900 - $1,500

43. Len Castle, Earth Book $400 - $600

48. John Lawrence, Serendipity 23398 $300 - $500

8. Len Castle, Discoid Hanging Form $800 - $1,500

11. Len Castle, Winged Hanging Form $600 - $1,000

13. Len Castle, Torpedo Hanging Form $1,000 - $2,000

12. Len Castle, Torpedo Hanging Form $600 - $1,000


CERAMICS

14 MAY 2014, 6.30PM Preview

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Len Castle Branch Pot, Achieved $12,000 + Buyers Premium Cover: Lot 39. Lucie Rie, Coffee Service $4,000 - $6,000 BUYER’S PREMIUM A buyer’s premium of 15% will be charged on all items in the sale. GST (15%) is payable on the buyer’s premium.

Other international potters featured in the sale include Jeff Oestreich and Rudi Verspille; the works of these two were purchased from The Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Awards. From a private Christchurch collection, we are offering a superb array of hanging forms by Len Castle including a large, textured torpedo with impressed decoration. Two other significant

items in the sale are large, saltglazed floor pots by Roy Cowan. Both are museum-quality pieces: one has a band of incised floral decoration and the other an incised decoration of windows on Wellington. As always, we like to promote the rare and unusual and in this sale we are delighted to offer a rare stoneware chess set by Mirek Smisek and a complete house lot of door handles made by Peter Stichbury, which will be sold in group lots. Other potters’ work in this sale includes that of Graeme Storm, Estelle Martin, Chester Nealie, Peter Algar, Pamella Annsouth, Richard Parker and Dame Doreen Blumhardt. Our next specialist ceramics sale is scheduled for November. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss consignment or current market trends.

Brian Wood Webb’s Studio Ceramics Specialist 09 529 5609 bwood@webbs.co.nz

All lots are illustrated with detailed descriptions at webbs.co.nz New Zealand’s Premier Auction House 18 Manukau Road Newmarket, Auckland P +64 9 524 6804 webbs.co.nz

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Webb's Ceramics Catalogue May 2014.