28-10-14

Bonhams to sell Royal Worcester porcelain

On November 12, 2014, British auction house Bonhams will sell a superb Royal Worcester vase and cover at its sale of Fine British Pottery and Porcelain in New Bond Street, London. 

Valued at £60,000-80,000 ($96,000-130,000), the vase (dated 1899) represents a unique collaboration by two of Royal Worcester's finest craftsmen, George Owen and Edward Salter. 

George Owen created the spectacular large pierced body of the vase, which features his distinctive honeycomb pattern and a unique 'Arabesque' band around the middle. Placed proudly on the front is a Chinese pheasant, modelled in clay and highlighted with tooled and shaded goldwork by Edward Salter.

Further Royal Worcester items include a beautifully painted plaque by Harry Davis (dated 1908), depicting a roaring stag in a wooded Highland landscape, and is expected to fetch £20,000-25,000 ($32,000-40,000). 

Fine British Pottery and Porcelain
12 Nov 2014, starting at 14:00 GMT.
London, New Bond Street