Adam Partridge Auctioneers Cheshire
Auctioneer in Cheshire

22/04/2015 : Auction of Studio Ceramics and Decorative Arts

Friday 1st May from 11am, Viewing: Thursday 30th April from 10am-8pm and 9am-11am on the morning of the sale.

The Cheshire Saleroom
Withyfold Drive
SK10 2BD

Enquiries: 01625 431 788

Click here for our illustrated catalogue and here for live bidding.

Friday 1st May: Lots 1-415

This will be the second specialist sale of studio ceramics and decorative arts to be held at The Cheshire Saleroom and it is set to be an improvement on the hugely successful inaugural sale at the end of last year.

The sale begins with a good varied selection of pottery from the late 19th century through to mid 20th century. The designs of William De Morgan seem to be timeless, represented in this sale by three tiles, one being the larger size of 9 inches, all Persian inspired of course. Pilkington’s lustre glazed wares are always highly sought after, and in this sale is a very fine example by W.S.Mycock, heraldic in design and beautiful in composition. Moorcroft, Clarice Cliff, Bernard Moore, Shelley, Troika and Wedgwood are all represented in some form in the first fifty lots of the sale.

The nucleus of the sale however is the studio ceramics. The section begins with a rare watercolour by Bernard Leach, exhibited at The Arts Council in 1961, "Bernard Leach: Fifty Years As A Potter". The ceramics then take off largely ordered by the date of the potter starting with Leach Pottery, right through to contemporary potters still performing their craft today. David Leach and Janet Leach are well represented, a lovely bowl by Lucie Rie is estimated to fetch £1,200-£1,500, some early Michael Cardew pieces adorn the saleroom and the increasingly popular Rosemary Wren is represented by eight lots.

Condition reports and additional images are available on request but are to be requested no later than 5:30pm on Wednesday 29th April. Send requests to

Bids to be received no later than 7.00pm on Thursday 30th April or they will not be processed in time for the auction.

Catalogue: £5

If you require postage, please check prior to bidding to ensure your lots are suitable for sending. You can check our postage terms on our postage page here.

Our on site cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks and sandwiches made to order.

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