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.

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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

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