Exhibition, sale of British art pottery coming March 24-25 to Court Barn Museum

William De Morgan vase

This substantial William De Morgan vase, unmarked but decorated with carnations, stands 15 inches high and 10 inches wide. It was produced at the height of the Aesthetic Period in 1880. It will be offered for sale during the exhibition.


GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England — An exhibition set at the Court Barn Museum that celebrates the best of British art pottery will feature several rare Aesthetic-era items for sale.

The March 24-25, 2012 event was curated by Alison Davey of AD Antiques, following 18 months collecting specifically for the occasion; no items have previously been offered for sale.

The exhibition showcases fine British art pottery by factories and designers including William De Morgan; the Martin Brothers, including grotesque examples of their birds; Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre; Pilkington’s Lustre, including an important vase by Walter Crane; and top-market examples of William Moorcroft’s work.

A selection of the items were first exhibited by academic, author and dealer Richard Dennis in the 1970s, while others formed part of the collection of New York enthusiast Harriman Judd, widely recognized as having the most important international collection of British art pottery before its dispersal in the early 1990s.

For further information, contact Alison Davey  at alison@adantiques.com or www.adantiques.com.

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