A 1970s Westerwald pottery figure of a fish was decorated in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp with cobalt and traditional salt-glaze and enamels. Signed BK to the base, it is 10.2in (26cm) wide and 15.3in (39cm) high. It was sold by Michael Lines of John Newton Antiques (see picture top).
Carol and John Stratford bought a silver frame, hallmarked for Birmingham 1919, by Jones & Crompton, for its unusual design, from Jennifer Lloyd of Devon. It cost £170 discounted from £190. “We come here three times a year and some dealers don’t discount – ‘the price is the price’ – so we were delighted with this,” said Carol.
These solid oak refectory table and six chairs above by Wilf ‘Squirrelman’ Hutchinson of Hurstwaite, Yorkshire, were sold by Somerset dealer Keith Richards for £3500. Hutchinson served his apprenticeship at the workshop of Robert Thompson, aka Mouseman.