Vases and glassware to bring a splash of colour14 December 2020 These modern designs will brighten up any home this winter.
On December 15-16 auction house Mallams is holding a two-day sale in Oxford called Design, Modern British & Post-War Art.
The auction includes a decent range of ceramics and glassware whose lively hues will freshen up a front room or home office.
The auction represents one of your last chances to bid for a good piece of modern British design before Christmas.
One of the best known British ceramics designers is Clarice Cliff (1899-1972). This 14cm high vase estimated at £60-£100 has a rhodanthe design, radiating like a splash of morning sunlight.
Rhodanthe, also known as sunray or pink paper daisy, is a genus of Australian plants within the daisy family.
Fish vase by the Leaches
This 47cm high vase is by Philip and Frannie Leach who ran the Springfield Pottery in Devon for 40 years. It has a turquoise glaze and is decorated with fish. It is estimated at £80-£120.
This amethyst-coloured Whitefriars bowl and vase are together in one lot with an estimate of £40-£80.
Jonathan Chiswell Jones runs the JCJ Pottery in East Sussex. This 27cm high vase has a fish and weed design and comes with an estimate of £200-£300.
These seven Murano cases glass vases could prove to be good value. With an estimate of £80-£120 they might end up costing around just £20 each.
Ah, the novelty item. Six Whitefriars glass ducks, each in a different colour. The estimate is £60-£80.