Due to the size of entries, this March's Welsh Sale is in two parts. On Wednesday, March 16th will be Session II: Antiques, Ceramics & Books
The first Welsh Sale of 2022 comes with a second session on the Wednesday and with a splendid section of Nantgarw and Swansea porcelain. Three collections have come together, including a large entry from a home in Neath-Port Talbot, a collection from Powys and four important items from the descendants of B A Williams who is credited in W D John’s ‘Swansea Album’. One of these items is a likely unique Thomas Pardoe painted coffee-can, which features the inscription ‘Mamma’s Darling’. Personally decorated Welsh porcelain items of this nature are rarely seen. It is a small but wonderful object. The highlight of the section has surely got to be the Nantgarw cabinet cups with a decoration that will surely make your heart sing.
From the same property as the mentioned Neath paintings mentioned earlier, is a collection of Swansea Etruscan pottery, a range which is rarely seen on the market.
Please see our article on Swansea Etruscan ware: Swansea's Greek Tragedy — Rogers Jones Co (EN)