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Dresser – daringly different

July 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Admirers of his work reckon that Christopher Dresser was one of the most talented designers of the High Victorian era. Others are less charitable, one art market commentator once describing a Dresser kettle as more like a model of the Russian Sputnik! The same acid writer is about to find himself in a minority as […]

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Tags: Decorative Arts · Design

Monart magic

July 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

When I wrote here about collecting antiques from Scotland, I didn’t anticipate seeing a collection of glass like the examples pictured here up for auction recently in my local saleroom. They were made in a glassworks in Perthshire and such is the universal appeal of antiques and collectables, I felt I needed no excuse to […]

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Tags: Decorative Arts · Glass · Scotland

Piggies can fly

July 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

In this, the last in a trilogy of columns about collecting Scottish antiques, I though I’d try to discover why these two pot pigs sold recently for £34,800 – each!. It surprised even the auctioneers, who were expecting winning bids of around £10,000, not a new world record auction price. Interestingly enough, I once watched […]

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Tags: Ceramics · Decorative Arts · Pottery · Scotland