Ceramics & Glass

In these modern times we have seen the shift away from formal dining have a negative impact on the prices for traditional table china and glassware.

Despite the challenges of the current market, rarer pieces of porcelain and glassware remain a popular field. British porcelain makers such as Worcester and Minton along with continental factories such as Meissen and Sevres still achieve strong results as well as their more contemporary counterparts such as Lenci and Desimone.

Whether it be an elaborate Victorian centrepiece or an eye-catching Lalique vase, the right type of glass features prominently in the secondary market. Throughout the year, our specialists ensure each piece is carefully catalgoued and photographed, ensuring the best online exposure.

If you have a collection or a single item that you are interested in selling, please contact the department for a complimentary valuation.

Contact Us

Online Valuation Form


Get in touch with one of our team of trusted ceramics & glass specialists who will inspect your items, tell you a little about them and give you an auction valuation. We offer remote valuations by email, Whatsapp and video call. We can also book private appointments at one of our offices in London and Berkshire. Alternatively if you'd rather we came to you, we are happy to book Covid-safe private appointments to value your ceramics & glass in the comfort of your own home.

Sale at Auction

Once you have received your auction estimates and agreed reserves, the next step is to enter your items ready for sale. At the same time, one of our specialists will offer available sale dates and guide you through your Seller’s Agreement which includes details about your items reserves, our charges and terms and conditions. They will also be pleased to answer any other questions you may have. You can bring your ceramics & glass along to us, or we are happy to arrange collection. Leave the rest to us. Then sit back and relax, our team will take care everything else, ensuring that your items are carefully catalogued, photographed and marketed to a huge audience of prospective buyers across the globe.

Haven’t answered all of your questions?

Our team are only too pleased to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have. For professional and confidential advice please contact Peter Mason on 0207 431 9445 or by email peter@dawsonsauctions.co.uk.

A rare William Moorcroft silver overlaid 'Pomegranate' pattern three piece tea set. Sold for £15,400

A rare William Moorcroft silver overlaid 'Pomegranate' pattern three piece tea set.

Sold for £15,400

Ceramics Guides & News Articles


29th July saw great results at Dawsons Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art sale

The July Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art Auction delivered some splendid results for our Clients. 

The rise and rise of studio pottery

How has studio come to take over from the land of mass-produced pieces?

Dawsons take a closer look at Meissen porcelain

Sometimes referred to as Dresden porcelain or German hard-paste, it was produced at the Meissen factory in modern-day Germany from 1710 to the present day.

The July Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art Auction

July 29th will see a beautiful selection of wonderous, interesting, and historical items under the hammer within our Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art auction.

A Touch of Glass

Fast cars, bright lights, and streamlined design gleamed in the 1920s, as did René Lalique's
radiator mascots. Made of shimmering mold-pressed glass, instead of the usual metal, the Art Deco designer's hood ornaments offered a finishing touch to any stylish luxury car.

The September Sale | A Global Success

We continue to achieve strong prices for our clients across all departments, with our monthly live online auctions attracting bids from throughout the world.

Sold! Moorcroft tea set sells for World record breaking £15,400

Richard Harrison who curated the sale and auctioned all of the items said: “It has been a real pleasure handling, researching and putting this auction together. I am so pleased that we achieved such great prices for our client”.

A Globally Renowned Hampstead Resident

Dawsons Auctioneers office in the centre of beautiful Hampstead has become an integral part of life in this area of London. We are extremely fortunate that our location has put us in the ideal place to be able to help local residents to value, market and sell an array of wonderful examples of fine art, jewellery, watches, antiques, and extremely interesting collectables.

Martin Brothers Sale Highlights

Spread across forty-eight lots, our September sale offered a single owner collection of Martin Brothers ware, bringing in a total hammer price of just over £118,000 (plus buyers premium), it was one of our most memorable auctions to date.

Large Collection of Martin Ware for sale in September

The collection was gathered by Samuel L. M. Avery, a master builder and acquaintance of the Martins, who lived near to their Southall Pottery, and it has remained in his family ever since.