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Ceramics & Pottery

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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MKL Folk Art Pottery Face Jug With Bikini
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
MKL Folk Art Pottery Face Jug With Bikini
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$22025 Bids
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PABLO PICASSO "PICADOR" (A.R. 162) GLAZED EARTHENWAREN PITCHER
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
PABLO PICASSO "PICADOR" (A.R. 162) GLAZED EARTHENWAREN PITCHER
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3,05023 Bids
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VINTAGE TECO GREEN MATTE ART POTTERY VASE
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
VINTAGE TECO GREEN MATTE ART POTTERY VASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$36014 Bids
Vintage Copeland England Spode's Tower Dinnerware
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Copeland England Spode's Tower Dinnerware
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$13014 Bids
Medieval Siena Majolica Armorial Floor Tiles from Piccolomini Library
Nov 30, 10:00 AM GMT
Medieval Siena Majolica Armorial Floor Tiles from Piccolomini Library
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£24013 Bids
Walter P. Fleming Art Pottery Face Wig Stand
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Walter P. Fleming Art Pottery Face Wig Stand
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$17013 Bids
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SANGO FRESCO 3540 FINE CHINA SET
Nov 02, 12:00 PM EDT
SANGO FRESCO 3540 FINE CHINA SET
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$4113 Bids
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KURZ & ALLISON "FRANKLIN OPENING THE LODGE" LITHOGRAPH
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
KURZ & ALLISON "FRANKLIN OPENING THE LODGE" LITHOGRAPH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$14012 Bids
Rare Denmark Axel Salto Fruit Leaves Bowl 1935
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
Rare Denmark Axel Salto Fruit Leaves Bowl 1935
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $20- $15,000
$50012 Bids
Vintage Phil Morgan N.C. Art Pottery Vase
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Phil Morgan N.C. Art Pottery Vase
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$3712 Bids
Carl Block Texas Folk Art Pottery Face Jug
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Carl Block Texas Folk Art Pottery Face Jug
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$18011 Bids
Karen Labarga Pottery Devil Face Jug Drink Me
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Karen Labarga Pottery Devil Face Jug Drink Me
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$15011 Bids
Set Of 12 Burslem Signed Hand Painted Fish Plates
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Set Of 12 Burslem Signed Hand Painted Fish Plates
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11011 Bids
McKay Pottery Seagrove N.C. Pottery Face Jug
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
McKay Pottery Seagrove N.C. Pottery Face Jug
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$15010 Bids
Pair Porcelain Heubach Bicycle Figurines
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
Pair Porcelain Heubach Bicycle Figurines
by Copake Auction Inc.
Est: $400- $600
$95010 Bids
Oriental Hardstone Carved Double Vase
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Oriental Hardstone Carved Double Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$4110 Bids
19th C English Majolica Cache Pot Jardiniere
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
19th C English Majolica Cache Pot Jardiniere
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $20- $15,000
$2509 Bids
Extensive Villeroy and Boch dinner service, Petite Fleur pattern
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Extensive Villeroy and Boch dinner service, Petite Fleur pattern
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1,3009 Bids
Charles Lisk Vale N.C. Pottery Face Churn
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Charles Lisk Vale N.C. Pottery Face Churn
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$1509 Bids
Huge Loretta Joe Acoma Pottery Native American Pot
Oct 30, 6:00 PM MST
Huge Loretta Joe Acoma Pottery Native American Pot
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $150- $280
$1709 Bids
Kuznetsov Russian Gardener Porcelain Figure
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Kuznetsov Russian Gardener Porcelain Figure
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$4209 Bids
Majolica jardinière on stand
Oct 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Majolica jardinière on stand
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $100- $150
$4109 Bids
Robin Teller Isleta Pueblo New Mexico Storyteller Pottery
Oct 30, 9:00 AM MST
Robin Teller Isleta Pueblo New Mexico Storyteller Pottery
by Fidelity Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$709 Bids
A.V. Smith Art Pottery Face Jug
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
A.V. Smith Art Pottery Face Jug
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$1209 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Ceramics & Pottery


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Auktionshaus Wendl

Auktionshaus Wendl