Persindo Ware: Its Origin and a History of Birks, Rawlins & Co.

Our November Fine Art auction will be featuring some wonderful Persindo ware pieces by Birks, Rawlins & Co. Here is the story of this venerable company and the origin of Persindo ware. Lawrence Birks, cousin of Alboin Birks, was a skilled pâte-sur-pâte decorator employed at Minton. He was originally apprenticed…
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Mabel Lucie Attwell and Her Connection to Shelley China

In our Fine Art auction this November, we’ll be featuring a range of intriguing and valuable Shelley figures, including Boo Boos, designed by the illustrator Mabel Lucie Atwell, who had a long and successful career, producing work for magazines, children’s books and advertisements. Here’s the story of Attwell’s life and…
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Highlights from our March 2022 Fine Art Sale

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our March Fine Art sale, including a large selection of rare British pottery, coins, art and more. These gorgeous William Moorcroft vases were very popular at our March Fine Art auction. (L-R) Lot 1100 is…
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A Recap of Our November Fine Art sale

With our next Fine Art sale soon approaching on March 11th, we’d like to showcase some of our best results from our previous Fine Art sale from this past November. With our next Fine Art sale soon approaching on March 11th, we’d like to showcase some of our best results…
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Who was Reginald George Haggar? Plus Haggar’s Final Sketch in our November Fine Art sale

Reginald Haggar was a British artist that worked as a ceramic designer and later a teacher in Staffordshire, before becoming a full time artist. Find out more about his life and what is believed to be his final creation as part of our Fine Art sale. Reginald George Haggar (1905–1988)…
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We Auction Our Very Own Banksy at Louis Taylor

This graffiti tribute to the Stoke-On-Trent hero, Gordon Banks, by local artist 'Professor Pigment', was the star of our July 2019 Fine Art sale. If you're local to Stoke-On-Trent, you may be familiar with the various pieces of Banksy-style graffiti that’s scattered around the area, like the yellow 'Fancy an…
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