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Louis Taylor

Lower Ground Floor, Britannia House

10 Town Road, Hanley

Stoke on Trent , Staffordshire

United Kingdom   ST1 2QG

Telephone : +44 (0)1782 214111

Fax : +44 (0)1782 215283

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    Established in 1877 – being a long established Staffordshire firm, who offer clients personal attention as well as a highly professional and specialised service.

    Due to the size and wide range of Antiques included in our Sales, we attract not just potential purchasers from the British Isles, but also reach an international audience via an extensive mailing list, international and national advertising and internet exposure on specialist websites.

    The Auction Room brings together both collectors and dealers competing against each other enables us to achieve highly competitive prices.

    Based in the heart of the Potteries we attract a great deal of pottery and porcelain actually made in the area, 18th century, 19th century as well as 20th century ceramics.


    A World Record Price was achieved for this Sir Stanley Matthews Character Jug, measuring just 4” high and one of only three produced – the hammer fell at £32,200!

    In the same Specialist Doulton Auction a rare Royal Doulton figure “Robbie Burns” HN42 sold for £11,500 – this was the second highest price ever achieved for a Doulton figure.


    Louis Taylor are widely recognised as the leading British Auctioneers of all types of Doulton and Beswick wares. The First Day of our Quarterly Fine Art Sales are always devoted entirely to Doulton and Beswick, and typical wares put under the hammer include Figures, Character Jugs, Animal Figures, Flambe, Lambeth, Stonewares, Bunnykins, Beatrix Potter, Horses, Horses and Riders, Cattle, Wild Animals and Bird Figures. A number of rare PROTOTYPE Figures are usually included.

    Our Doulton and Beswick Auctions attract buyers from all over the world, and therefore maximum prices are achieved.


    Based in the heart of the Potteries we naturally specialise in pottery and porcelain and alongside our Specialist Doulton and Beswick Auctions there are sections devoted to Moorcroft, Minton, Wedgwood, Carlton Ware, Shelley, Charlotte Rhead, Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper as well as many others including Furniture, Paintings, Silver, Jewellery, Collectors Items and Objets D’Art.


    Two Day Fine Art Sales are held every three months and these are interspersed with regular Household Furniture Sales every two weeks. This means that we handle complete house clearances, or just a single item, whether Fine Antiques or Household Effects - quickly and efficiently. Carriage can be arranged at short notice, whilst our storage facilities enable us to store property which is awaiting a relevant Sale without charge. The sale of the contents of a house on the premises can be arranged. A complete service is provided for solicitors, trustees and executors.

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