A truly dope collection of pharmaceutical bottles was an unmissable highlight of The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction on Thursday.
The impressive collection of early 20th century bottles was offered for sale by a private collector, distributed across three lots in Thursday's auction (lots 1057- 1059).
The first two lots - comprising clear and green glass bottles - were popular, with each far exceeding high estimate to sell for £600 hammer. However, the third lot, a group of thirteen blue glass pharmaceutical bottles (lot 1059), proved to be especially sought after! After a flurry of bidding in the room and online, lot 1059 eventually sold to an online buyer based in the West of Scotland, for a hammer price of £1,300.
Of course, pharmaceutical bottles weren't the only lots which proved popular on Thursday. A 19th century hand painted Portobello pottery plaque titled 'The Law Suit' soared over high estimate, eventually selling for £1,500 (lot 1015). As always, Royal Worcester attracted interest, with a handpainted ewer by Harry Stinton (lot 1001) and a cabinet plate by Sebright (lot 1032) achieving £500 and £550 respectively.
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