Wedgwood fairyland lustre vase
The Wedgwood vase from the Fairyland Lustre range that sold for £13,500 at Swan & Turner.

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The pattern, designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones, is numbered Z4968 but more commonly known as the Imps on a Bridge and Tree House patterns.

Confidently estimated at £10,000-15,000 by Jedburgh saleroom Swan & Turner, it is one of a trio of Fairyland Lustre vases consigned by the same family and is believed to have been with them since new. It attracted bidders to the Scottish Borders from both the UK and the US.

The successful phone bidder who secured the vase at £13,500 was from the south of England, setting a house record for ceramics.

Another vase of this type with a restored chip to the foot rim sold at £11,000 at Tennants of Leyburn in 2012 while another of this shape decorated with a variation of the Lahore pattern took £14,000 at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield in 2009.

Larger Fairyland vases do exist. In 2005, Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury sold at huge 22in (54cm) vase decorated in the Bubbles pattern on a midnight blue ground for £22,000.