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Antique vases have been produced across different cultures and generations in a broad range of forms and decoration. They range from ancient examples to modern decorative designs.

Such vessels are most commonly found in ceramic, porcelain and glass with factors such as marks, glaze and condition all affecting values.


Constance Spry vase

Spry in full bloom as 1953 Coronation vase brings record

19 September 2022

In 1936 society florist Constance Spry (1886-1960) collaborated with the stage designer Oliver Messel (1904-78) and the Fulham Pottery to produce planters for the coronation of Edward VIII.

Pilkington’s panel

Pilkington’s St George so good it was worth a repeat

15 August 2022

A large plaster relief panel executed by Pilkington’s, designed by Gordon Forsyth and modelled by Richard Joyce, will be offered at Gildings next month.

Great Exhibition vases

Pick of the week: Vases of true exhibition quality

18 July 2022

Although he initially specialised in small furnishing objects and statuettes, the Parisian bronzier Victor Paillard (1805-86) began exhibiting with more elaborate creations in the 1840s.

Prayer nut

Vendor’s prayers answered by a £480,000 nut

11 July 2022

The major summer sales of works of art included a boxwood prayer nut and Rothschild provenanced vases.

Vase

William de Morgan record for Goodison’s £45 vase

06 June 2022

An Arts and Crafts vase designed by William de Morgan set an auction record at Christie's.

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Constance Spry vase blossoms at £8500

07 March 2022

Floral decorator tasked her assistant to develop a range which was fired by Fulham Pottery.

Doulton vase

The vase that helped Doulton shine in Paris

21 February 2022

Like other manufacturers, Doulton took great trouble with the wares submitted to international exhibitions.

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Studio ceramics show post-Driscoll sale positivity

10 January 2022

The full fall-out from the record-breaking Dr John P Driscoll sale of British studio ceramics is yet to be understood.

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Record Pilkington’s vase sold to friend of its decorator

12 July 2021

A Pilkington’s vase that fetched an auction record for the Lancastrian Pottery last month has sold to a friend of the factory’s decorator Gordon Forsyth (1879-1952), who created the rare piece.

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Dagoty vases consigned to Bonhams

21 June 2021

The sale titled 500 Years of European Ceramics at Bonhams Bond Street on July 6 includes this pair of 18in (45cm) vases by the Paris Dagoty factory.

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Odundo work attracts prices at the level of Coper and Rie

07 June 2021

More Odundo ceramics pieces sell well at specialist auction house Maak

Vase used as a table

'Lost' bronze vase discovered as table base in Oklahoma

13 May 2021

A previously lost bronze and ormolu vase designed and commissioned by Thomas Hope (1769–1831) has been discovered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where it had been converted into a table base.

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Amphora pottery brings a touch of Bohemian Art Nouveau to Denver

11 January 2021

Amphora was the name given to the distinctive Continental pottery produced between the last decade of the 19th and the first of the 20th century in the central European Turn-Teplitz area of Bohemia by the RSt&K (Riessner Stellmaker and Kessel) factory.

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Fairyland vase ghostly in Maryland

07 December 2020

Weschlers’ Capital Collections auction takes place in Rockville, Maryland, on December 11.

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Odundo vase achieves record for single work by living potter at Maak auction

30 November 2020

London studio pottery specialist Maak achieved a record £200,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) for this vessel by Magdalene Odundo (b.1950).

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Josef Hoffmann vase is a leading light at Vienna auction

30 November 2020

Items designed by Josef Hoffmann, leading light of the Wiener Werkstӓtte movement, will feature in a sale in Vienna.

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Phillips to offer specialist dealer's art pottery

30 November 2020

Art Nouveau-era art pottery from the collection of Jason Jacques, the well-known specialist dealer in this field, will be offered on December 9.

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Dalpayrat vases offered in German sale

02 November 2020

Before he started producing his own ceramics in the late 1880s in Paris, at the age of 45, Adrien Dalpayrat had worked as a faïence painter in numerous other factories.

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Zsolnay vase stands out in Berkshire

26 October 2020

The most desirable of the varied wares produced by the small ceramics factory established by Vilmos Zsolnay (1828-1900) in the south-west Hungarian town of Pecs are those created after the 1890s.

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Moorcroft bidders make 1912 overtures

05 October 2020

Two pieces of Moorcroft Pomegranate pattern made exceptional sums within a matter of 24 hours at the end of September. Both were early versions of the popular pattern and dated 1912 – the year William Moorcroft left his studio at James Macintyre to run his own factory in Cobridge.