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Ceramics & Pottery - General

From saucers to steins and cups to chandeliers, the field of antique and vintage ceramics and pottery is vast. Adding to that diversity is the remarkable range of styles: from the bold colors and shapes of Clarice Cliff to the subtle simplicity of a Fulper flambé glaze, the possibilities in ceramic and pottery design are endless.

These dynamic pieces share an extensive history in human culture. Ceramic pottery played a part in early human history, and soon after its initial creation, potters began adding innovative designs. The ancient Greeks, for example, developed a vast tradition of storytelling in their painted vessels with refined narratives and incredibly impressive artistic techniques.

By the end of the 19th century, potters began to adopt contemporary aesthetic trends. The eras of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco fed into innovative approaches to art pottery. Thanks to this creativity and diversity, we enjoy a rich market for ceramics and pottery today. Auctions are often full of an incredible variety of pottery pieces, a true delight for collectors of ceramics.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Longaberger American Traditions Blue Pottery Group
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Longaberger American Traditions Blue Pottery Group
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$176 Bids
Schermerhorn Virginia Pottery Blue Decorated Crock
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Schermerhorn Virginia Pottery Blue Decorated Crock
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1705 Bids
6 Gal York Crock Hairline
Nov 29, 9:00 AM EST
6 Gal York Crock Hairline
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$124 Bids
Two Grocer's Shop Ceramic Stands labelled in black 'BUTTER' and 'MARGARINE', a labelled butter tub,
Dec 04, 11:00 AM GMT
Two Grocer's Shop Ceramic Stands labelled in black 'BUTTER' and 'MARGARINE', a labelled butter tub,
by Wilkinson's Auctioneers
Est: £30- £60
£3604 Bids
Mexican Style Terra Cotta Chiminea
Dec 03, 10:00 AM MST
Mexican Style Terra Cotta Chiminea
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
Important Moravian Salem N.C. Redware Pottery Butter Tub
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Important Moravian Salem N.C. Redware Pottery Butter Tub
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$803 Bids
BENDIGO pottery soap dish with frog decoration, early 20th century, 13.5cm wide
Dec 03, 10:00 AM AEDT
BENDIGO pottery soap dish with frog decoration, early 20th century, 13.5cm wide
by Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD1202 Bids
TERRACOTTA GARDEN URN
Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
TERRACOTTA GARDEN URN
by Abell Auction
Est: $200- $400
$2252 Bids
(5Pc) Mid Century Signed Pottery Group
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
(5Pc) Mid Century Signed Pottery Group
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
CHAMBER POT, IRONSTONE, S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA [159477]
Dec 03, 10:00 AM PST
CHAMBER POT, IRONSTONE, S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA [159477]
by Holabird Western Americana
Est: $200- $0
$1001 Bid
Vintage Turquoise Ceramic Footed Vessel
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Turquoise Ceramic Footed Vessel
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $60
$11 Bid
Signed TIFFANY Porcelain Floral Cachepot
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Signed TIFFANY Porcelain Floral Cachepot
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $60
$11 Bid
Three pottery pumpkins
Dec 11, 12:00 PM AEDT
Three pottery pumpkins
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD801 Bid
Terra-cotta pot
Dec 09, 6:00 PM EST
Terra-cotta pot
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
Italian Apothecary Ceramic
Nov 30, 10:00 AM CET
Italian Apothecary Ceramic
by Deutsch Auktionen
Est: €80- €0
€401 Bid
MELROSE WARE "Possum" trough with green glaze, stamped "Melrose Ware, Australian", 11cm high, 35cm wide
Dec 03, 10:00 AM AEDT
MELROSE WARE "Possum" trough with green glaze, stamped "Melrose Ware, Australian", 11cm high, 35cm wide
by Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD2001 Bid
MELROSE WARE "Possum" trough with green glaze, stamped "Melrose Ware, Australian", 11cm high, 35cm wide
Dec 03, 10:00 AM AEDT
MELROSE WARE "Possum" trough with green glaze, stamped "Melrose Ware, Australian", 11cm high, 35cm wide
by Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD1001 Bid
CERAMIC SNOWMAN LIGHT DECORATION
Dec 02, 12:00 PM EST
CERAMIC SNOWMAN LIGHT DECORATION
by Converse Auctions
Est: $20- $40
$101 Bid
Ten Antique Blue & White Transfer Printed Meat Drainers decorated with various designs.
Dec 04, 11:00 AM GMT
Ten Antique Blue & White Transfer Printed Meat Drainers decorated with various designs.
by Wilkinson's Auctioneers
Est: £100- £200
£901 Bid
Scandinavian painted porridge container, 19th c.
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
Scandinavian painted porridge container, 19th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
Two 17th Century Bellarmine Flagons. Both emblazoned with a bearded face mask above a rosette motif,
Dec 04, 11:00 AM GMT
Two 17th Century Bellarmine Flagons. Both emblazoned with a bearded face mask above a rosette motif,
by Wilkinson's Auctioneers
Est: £300- £600
£2601 Bid
HUNTING EGGS FINDING JOY JIM SHORE IN BOX
Dec 02, 12:00 PM EST
HUNTING EGGS FINDING JOY JIM SHORE IN BOX
by Converse Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Ceramics & Pottery - General


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Designer Homes of Central Florida

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