Demand for Doulton sure to develop with top names coming to auction10 May 2023 Top names from the Doulton factory appear in a single owner collection coming up at Sworders.
On May 16 the first part of the ‘Ann Turner collection of Doulton Pottery’ will be auctioned at Sworders' Design sale.
The 100 lots carry estimates from £200 to £5000 and were amassed by Ann Turner, a musician who enjoyed a lifelong passion for Doulton.
The collection’s focus is the work of the top artists and designers working at the Doulton factory in Lambeth in the latter part of the 19th century.
From artists Hannah Barlow, George Tinworth, Mark V Marshall and Frank Butler: multiple examples by each designer (and more) are represented.
She bought quality pieces at auction and through dealers across more than 40 years, filling her house in Brookmans Park in Hertfordshire from floor to ceiling.
John Black, head of design at Sworders, said: “The range of this collection is truly astonishing. Not only are all of Doulton’s best-known artists represented but many of the pieces are the best of their kind.”