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Paul Rice: 'Collecting studio ceramics has been one of the joys of my life'

Cheshire saleroom Adam Partridge is conducting an auction titled Studio Ceramics from the Paul Rice Collection on July 30. Rice is an influential name in this burgeoning collecting field as both a London gallery owner and co-author with Christopher Gowing of the seminal book 'British Studio Ceramics in the 20th Century' (1989).

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Bernard Kay plates

Ceramic decorations at auction to brighten your walls

Do you have blank space on your wall but want to add something different than pictures? How about plates or chargers?

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A Clarice Cliff ‘Broth’ Fantasque Bizarre conical jug

Clarice Cliff pottery: Five auction lots estimated at under £500

The colourful and distinctive pottery designs by Clarice Cliff remain highly popular at auction.

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Moorcroft ‘Claremont’ vase

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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When Victoria and Albert came to visit: Treasures from the Earls of Breadalbane

A huge porcelain breakfast service made to welcome Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on their first visit to Scotland in 1842 comes for sale at an online auction this month.

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Super single-owner selection of Worcester and Derby porcelain coming up at auction

A single-owner collection coming up at Essex auction house Stacey’s will offer 96 lots of British porcelain.

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Pablo Picasso

Picassomania – a chance to buy a Picasso original online at auction

Auction house Bonhams is holding a 'Picassomania' sale which includes artworks by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) including ceramics, prints and photographs.

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Murano vases

Vases and glassware to bring a splash of colour

These modern designs will brighten up any home this winter.

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A potted guide to collecting pot lids with examples of upcoming lots

The practice of collecting pot lids is a worthwhile if somewhat old-fashioned pursuit. If you’ve ever snapped a Polaroid or taken up knitting needles, this could be the collecting area for you.

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Local heroes: five pieces of Poole Pottery up for auction at Poole saleroom

Although the company name of Poole Pottery dates from 1963, the manufacture of this distinctive line of products dates back all the way to 90 years before when a business on East Quay in the Dorset town was bought by Jesse Carter.

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