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Flower power at auction: what to buy and where to find it

Spring is here and even if it’s still looking a bit gloomy (or even snowy) where you are, it’s not too early to brighten up your home with some floral themed lots.

Decorative Art
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Variety is the spice of life at a country house auction

Country house auctions are not as common as they used to be but when they do take place can provide a wide selection of varied lots.

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Seventy years of art, antiques and design to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a historic first and chance to celebrate her long reign.

Fine Art
Moorcroft ‘Claremont’ vase

Three things to remember when buying Moorcroft pottery

When it comes to British ceramics, few names are more illustrious than Moorcroft. The brilliantly coloured vases, jugs, pots, tea sets and cutlery produced from the early 20th century onwards remain a vibrant collecting area of the auction market.

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Colourful and collectable: Five pieces of Poole Pottery at upcoming Cottees auction

Poole in Dorset has been a centre for manufacturing artistic pieces of pottery since the 19th century.

Decorative Art
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Five Grayson Perry items at upcoming auctions

British artist Grayson Perry (b.1960) is now a TV presenter, author and famous for his alter-ego Claire.

Decorative Art
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Time for tea: take a break and buy a tea set at auction

Sit down to a proper cup of tea, with a slice of cake or biscuits, in style with one of these tea sets on offer at auction.

Decorative Art
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Auction highlights from the weird and wonderful world of the Martin Brothers

It is hard not to be captivated by the eccentric creations of the four Martin Brothers.

Decorative Art
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The Washington studio collection: 'Walking into the labyrinth of a life’s work'

A cache of studio pottery that comes directly from the workshop of Robert Johnson Washington (1913-1997) will be sold at Sworders as part of the firm’s January 25-26 Design sale. Estimates range from £150 -900.

Decorative Art
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Staffordshire portraits of the great and the good – and the very bad

A collection of Staffordshire pottery portrait figures amassed by the headmaster of one of Britain’s finest public schools comes for sale this month.

Decorative Art