Norman and Hazel Bellamy designed and built their family house in County Down, Northern Ireland in 2002. Norman was an artist, who initially worked as an illustrator in the newspaper industry before becoming a senior manager. Hazel progressed through a career in banking.
Together they enjoyed forty very happy years of ‘buying trips’ across the UK - carefully sourcing pictures, furniture, works of art and furnishings to fill every corner and surface of their home. Over this time they both developed a keen eye for what would work and what to look for next.
For Norman and Hazel, it was often as much about the buying trip as furnishing their home. They had enormous fun going off on their travels and selecting pieces that appealed to them; without fail, there was always a pre Christmas visit to London to see what else they could find to add to their collection.
In Hazel’s words, their approach to collecting was ‘Collect things you love, with people you love, and a house becomes your home’. The result was a well curated, richly decorated, warm and welcoming home, packed full of fascinating pieces to draw visitors into their world.
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 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.
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.