Golden Girl Leads the Auction

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.

Hannah Hughes

View the full results from the January British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction here>>


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