Nowadays, in this throwaway world, it's only the most precious antique pottery and porcelain
to have such time-consuming attention given to repairs but with modern adhesives, epoxies and re-glazing techniques, skilled restorers can disguise their work almost entirely.
Unlike other antiques, such as furniture, that are allowed to have had running repairs and honest restorations, pottery and porcelain
values suffer greatly from wear and tear, so a keen eye and a few tricks of the trade come in handy.
It will be sold at Bonhams Auctioneers in their Fine British Pottery and Porcelain
sale in Bond Street, London, on Wednesday, September 8.
Animal Dando and Friends is the title of a selection of antique pottery and porcelain
figures including dogs and sheep and birds which is on show at Andrew Dando Antiques, 4 Wood Street, Queen Square, Bath.
Ieuan Evans, an expect in the field of Welsh pottery and porcelain
, will be at the fair.
A unique antique fair will be held from May 27-29 at Margam Country Park, featuring pottery and porcelain
from two South Wales producers.
Many other items of Welsh pottery and porcelain
will also be in display including pieces decorated by none other than William Billingsley himself and William Weston Young.
The fair will feature Welsh furniture, pottery and porcelain
, pictures, prints and textiles.
With exhibits on sale from less thanpounds 25tomore thanpounds 25,000, the fair offers a wonderful opportunity to buy anything from fine period furniture and original works of art to early clocks, barometers, period lighting, needleworks, Art Nouveau and Art Deco ceramics and bronzes, 18th and 19th century pottery and porcelain
, Chinese and Oriental works of art and collectables, antiquarian maps and prints and a wide range of 19th and 20th century jewellery.
This rare vase will form part of a large sale of Antiques and Fine Art on the including a selection of period dressers Welsh longcase clocks and silver jewellery as well as Welsh, English and continental Pottery and Porcelain