Asian & European Ceramics Smash Estimates

in Dreweatts First Interiors Auction of 2015

Donnington Priory - The Interiors sale at Dreweatts opened the auctioneer's 2015 calendar with gusto. The Donnington Priory saleroom in Berkshire saw lively bidding that sent prices flying past pre-sale estimates, with a Dutch Delft blue and white urn, and a Chinese cloisonné enamel censer being of particular interest to collectors.

A large Dutch Delft blue and white urn with separate stand and serpent handles.
Sold for £31,000 [Lot 113]

A Chinese cloisonné enamel and gilt-metal tripod censer, cover and stand.
Sold for £29,760 [Lot 187]

A pair of late 19th century Meissen urns and covers.
Sold for £2,108 [Lot 100]

A late 18th century North Italian walnut and marquetry inlaid commode in Maggiolini style.
Sold for £3,968 [Lot 203]

Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969)
The salute Steps Venice
Sold for £2,356 [Lot 63]

A mid-19th century Serves (hardpaste) white porcelain part breakfast service
Sold for £4,960 [Lot 98]

A collection of Chinese blue and white cargo wares from the Kangxi period.
Sold for £3,472 [Lot 147]

The two day Interiors sale was held at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Donnington Priory saleroom in Berkshire on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of January. The catalogue and full list of prices realised is available to view online at


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

Donnington Priory - 8th January 2015