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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.

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A stunning 19th-century French mustard glazed confit pot. Height 25cm x Width 27cm.
Jun 26, 7:30 PM AEST
A stunning 19th-century French mustard glazed confit pot. Height 25cm x Width 27cm.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD22014 Bids
Antique German salt-glazed confit pot. Height 30cm x Width 26cm.
Jun 26, 7:30 PM AEST
Antique German salt-glazed confit pot. Height 30cm x Width 26cm.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD15011 Bids
Impressive coral inspired decorative ceramic piece. Height 15cm x Width 30cm x Depth 23cm
Jun 26, 7:30 PM AEST
Impressive coral inspired decorative ceramic piece. Height 15cm x Width 30cm x Depth 23cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD7010 Bids
Two sets of mid century ramekins including by both Arthur and Guy Boyd.
Jun 23, 5:00 PM AEST
Two sets of mid century ramekins including by both Arthur and Guy Boyd.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD8010 Bids
A desirable 19th-century French mustard glazed confit pot. Height 30cm x Width 30cm.
Jun 26, 7:30 PM AEST
A desirable 19th-century French mustard glazed confit pot. Height 30cm x Width 30cm.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD1109 Bids
Swedish Green glass ceramic ashtray 15.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm
Jun 25, 7:00 PM AEST
Swedish Green glass ceramic ashtray 15.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD607 Bids
Impressive coral inspired decorative ceramic piece. , Height 15cm x Width 30cm x Depth 23cm
Jun 26, 7:30 PM AEST
Impressive coral inspired decorative ceramic piece. , Height 15cm x Width 30cm x Depth 23cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD1407 Bids
A large terracotta pot containing a tangello tree. Pot 60 x 70cm approx total height 190cm
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
A large terracotta pot containing a tangello tree. Pot 60 x 70cm approx total height 190cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD707 Bids
3 pcs. of decorative clay pottery.
Jun 30, 12:00 PM EDT
3 pcs. of decorative clay pottery.
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $100- $500
$1305 Bids
Group of Nice Ceramic and Glass Pieces
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Group of Nice Ceramic and Glass Pieces
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$555 Bids
Three boxes of sundries including ceramics, stone grapes
Jun 23, 7:00 PM AEST
Three boxes of sundries including ceramics, stone grapes
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD405 Bids
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3X PIECES OF AUST. POTTERY
Jun 27, 9:00 AM AEST
3X PIECES OF AUST. POTTERY
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD354 Bids
Large Remued pot, #303 with hand pinched handle and beautiful glaze, signed
Jun 25, 7:00 PM AEST
Large Remued pot, #303 with hand pinched handle and beautiful glaze, signed
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD904 Bids
Antique German salt-glazed confit pot. Height 32cm x Width 28cm
Jun 26, 7:30 PM AEST
Antique German salt-glazed confit pot. Height 32cm x Width 28cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD253 Bids
Petite terracotta pot collection x8 (large pot stack: approx 15.5H x 11D)
Jun 26, 5:00 PM AEST
Petite terracotta pot collection x8 (large pot stack: approx 15.5H x 11D)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD253 Bids
A Glazed Terracotta Centerpiece of a Boat with Putti
Jun 30, 11:00 AM AEST
A Glazed Terracotta Centerpiece of a Boat with Putti
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD80
AUD303 Bids
BOX LOT: POTTERY
Jun 24, 10:00 AM PDT
BOX LOT: POTTERY
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$153 Bids
Decorated Cake Crock with Applied Handle
Jun 25, 9:00 AM EDT
Decorated Cake Crock with Applied Handle
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$603 Bids
Art Nouveau centerpiece in "Nimy" marked ceramic Art Nouveau-milieu
Jun 23, 2:00 PM CEST
Art Nouveau centerpiece in "Nimy" marked ceramic Art Nouveau-milieu
by DVC
Est: €0- €50
€202 Bids
Sratyuwe Laguna Pottery
Jul 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Sratyuwe Laguna Pottery
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$202 Bids
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Ceramic Florida Souvenir Ashtray
Jun 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Ceramic Florida Souvenir Ashtray
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$32 Bids
BOX LOT: CERAMICS
Jun 24, 10:00 AM PDT
BOX LOT: CERAMICS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
BOX LOT: POTTERY & MISC. ITEMS
Jun 24, 10:00 AM PDT
BOX LOT: POTTERY & MISC. ITEMS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Ceramics & Pottery - General


Gliubich Casa d'Aste

Gliubich Casa d'Aste

Lawsons

Lawsons

Pook & Pook Inc.

Pook & Pook Inc.

Apollo Art Auctions

Apollo Art Auctions