European Ceramics & Glass

European Ceramics & Glass


Lyon & Turnbull’s European Ceramics & Glass department offer a range of fine ceramics and glassware at auction throughout the year, selling both through our Scottish auction house in Edinburgh, and via online auctions. Each member of the department has a particular area of interest when it comes to ceramics and glass, a personal passion that has driven successful results across the field from 16th century maiolica to the refined 19th century porcelain of Meissen and Sevres.

Our Fine Furniture & Works of Art auctions, held quarterly, offer a prime venue for a variety of pottery and porcelain works ranging from 16th century Italian maiolica, 17th and 18th century delftware to well-known 18th and 19th century manufacturers like Chelsea, Bow, Worcester, Wedgwood, Meissen and Sevres, among others. 18th & 19th century glass also features prominently in these auctions, and as Scotland’s oldest auction house we are uniquely positioned to offer Jacobite glass in our annual Scottish auction.

Arts & Craft, Art Nouveau and Art Deco ceramics and glass are sold in our bi-annual Decorative Arts auctions, which focus on design after 1860, and frequently include works by major makers like Tiffany & Co., Clarice Cliff, Moorcroft, and Ruskin, while our annual auction dedicated to Wemyss is always popular with collectors.

Our experienced team of specialists is able to provide valuations and ensure your pieces are placed in the most appropriate auction to get the highest level of exposure with our worldwide list of buyers.

Recent highlights include a rare and important 16th century Italian maiolica charger by Francesco Xanto Avelli, which sold for £391,250; a Nymphenburg porcelain dinner service, after the Perl service designed by Dominkus Aulizcek, for £13,750; a pair of Chelsea porcelain finger bowls and stands for £27,500; the Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich suite of Russian Imperial glass for £47,875; and the ‘Leith Goblet’ a large 18th century double spiral twist stem glass from the Beilby family of Newcastle bearing a dedication to the town of Leith which brought £13,145.

European ceramics and glass are currently included in a range of auctions throughout the calendar. Our experienced team of specialists carefully consider each piece to ensure that it is placed in the most appropriate auction in order to achieve the highest level of exposure in the appropriate market. To find out more about our upcoming auctions or to talk further about a potential consignments please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialist team.

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