Firth ceramics collection sale at Adam Partridge

A special preview has taken place at the CPA’s Contemporary Ceramics Centre in London of the Alan and Pat Firth collection of studio ceramics.

Over the years the Firths amassed an exceptionally important collection of studio ceramics, together with a range of other craft items in silver, jewellery, glass, textiles and furniture.

LUCIE RIE (1902-1995); a stoneware teapot, white glaze with manganese detail to spout and cover,
A Lucie Rie stoneware teapot with an estimate of £2000-3000.

The sale of the ceramics, ‘Studio Ceramics, Modern & Contemporary Design: The Alan & Pat Firth Collection‘, will take place at Adam Partridge Auctioneers’ Cheshire saleroom in Macclesfield on Friday 16th October. The items can be viewed on the two days preceding the auction.

BERNARD LEACH (1887-1997) for Leach Pottery; a stoneware vase of squat form with flared rim
A Bernard Leach vase with an estimate of £2000-3000.

The sale will include works by designers such as Hans Coper, Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie and Robert Wallace Martin.

Studio Ceramics Specialist Jason Wood, who is curating the sale, said, “It is one of the best collections to come to market for many years and is going to create a lot of excitement among experts, collectors and enthusiasts for studio ceramics and modern and contemporary craft and design.”

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