A much anticipated lot far exceeded its estimate in the first British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction at McTear’s on 31 January. Lot 1208 featured a rare Royal Doulton figure of Sunshine Girl from the 1930s. Modelled by Leslie Harradine, she received much pre-auction attention; her appearances at auction are few and far between. Estimated at £500-800, the figure finally sold to an online bidder south of the border for £1,000.
Elsewhere in the auction, lot 1241 confirmed the enduring popularity of Moorcroft, with a pair of vases in the favoured pomegranate pattern. Estimated at £100-150, two bidders competed in the room before the hammer fell at £420.
Dedicated auctions of British & Continental Ceramics & Glass are held every twelve weeks and features 18th to 20th century porcelain, pottery and glass from the best known manufacturers around Britain and Europe.