The Welsh Sale

Sat 24 March 2018, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

The Welsh Sale is a hugely popular auction of Welsh Art and Welsh porcelain, pottery and selected Welsh items. The sale has been operating for over 10 years in its current format and has in that time generated some record prices. We have in depth knowledge and expertise in the foremost Welsh artists, Swansea & Nantgarw porcelain and Llanelly pottery. We were the valuers of Sir Kyffin Williams’s estate in 2006 and his art work is a prominent feature of every Welsh Sale as is Donald McIntyre, Josef Herman, Graham Sutherland, Gwilym Prichard, C F Tunnicliffe, John Piper and most of the well-known 20th Century Welsh painters.

Viewing: Friday 23rd March 12pm - 7pm & the morning of auction 9am - 10.25am

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  • Lot 75

    Lot 75

    JOHN WARD stoneware - ovoid vase with tapering square neck & decorated with irregular black & white panels, impressed monogram to base, 26cms high

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    Lot 75

    Guide price
    £2000 - £4000

    Hammer price £17,500.00

  • Lot 76

    Lot 76

    MARY JONES pottery and imbedded shards of crockery with paint - head and neck bust, signed, 32cms high¦Provenance: The Estate of Paul Rees FRSA, former Senior Art Conservator at the National Museum of Wales between circa 1972 and 1992. Graduate of Cardiff College of Art¦¦

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    Lot 76

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £210.00

  • Lot 77

    Lot 77

    A PAIR OF RARE OBLONG BASED GLAZED TERRACOTTA PIL RECLINING LIONS, 23cms long (believed to be by this very rare Welsh factory)¦Condition: areas of damage including missing part of tail of one lion plus other areas of chipping

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    Lot 77

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £210.00

  • Lot 78

    Lot 78

    A SWANSEA CAMBRIAN POTTERY BLUE & WHITE TRANSFER JUG having a wide elongated spout, the transfer featuring a river scene, figures & with hillside town beyond, 20cms high

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    Lot 78

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 79

    Lot 79

    AN YNYSMEUDWY JUG (attributed to) in blue glazed with relief decoration of frolicking cherubs in a garden, 22cms high

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    Lot 79

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 80

    Lot 80

    A TRIO OF YNYSMEUDWY LUSTRE DECORATED JUGS (attributed to) near matching with relief decoration of frolicking cherubs, 17.5cms high and 16cms high

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    Lot 80

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 81

    Lot 81

    A GRADUATED PAIR OF YNYSMEUDWY JUGS (attributed to) with relief decoration to both sides of two boys playing cards, 22cms high and 18cms high

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    Lot 81

    Guide price
    £70 - £120

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 82

    Lot 82

    TWO YNYSMEUDWY JUGS (attributed to) being a narrow necked cherubic decorated example, 20cms high and a lustre example decorated with grasses, 17cms

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    Lot 82

    Guide price
    £40 - £70

    Hammer price £20.00

  • Lot 83

    Lot 83

    THREE MATCHING DILLWYN SWANSEA PEARLWARE PLATES printed in black transfer with sailors at sea on a two masted vessel bearing British naval ensign, impressed marks to base, one plate has a label for Joan & Harold Davies (former well known West Wales antiques dealers), 23cms diam¦¦Condition report: crack & repair to the border of one

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    Lot 83

    Guide price
    £120 - £180

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 84

    Lot 84

    A COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN ANTIQUE WELSH JUGS including Swansea and marked South Wales Pottery, Dillwyn & Co etc

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    Lot 84

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £250.00

  • Lot 85

    Lot 85

    A PARCEL OF SWANSEA BLUE & WHITE TRANSFER POTTERY mainly Willow pattern

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    Lot 85

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 86

    Lot 86

    A RARE LLANELLY `COCK & HEN` PATTERNED VASE having a crimped rim & with a painted single black hen & single black cock on a green grassy surface, 13cms high

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    Lot 86

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £290.00

  • Lot 87

    Lot 87

    A QUANTITY OF GAUDY WELSH `COLUMBINE` TEAWARE

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    Lot 87

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 88

    Lot 88

    A RARE LLANELLY PLATE with sponged decoration of a swan between gates and with trees and birds, continuous blue motif border, 26cms diam¦Condition: `thumb-nail` chips to underside rim Note: Attributed to Llanelly

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    Lot 88

    Guide price
    £500 - £600

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 89

    Lot 89

    A LLANELLY TEA-PLATE decorated with sailing-boats by Shufflebotham within black borders, 17cms diam

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    Lot 89

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £140.00

  • Lot 90

    Lot 90

    AN EWENNY POTTERY FRUIT DISH with twin loop-handles, two-tone mottled glaze, the interior inscribed `Ffrwyth`, and intriguingly the base inscribed `H Parsons Boston 1900`, 22cms diam

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    Lot 90

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 91

    Lot 91

    A PAIR OF SWANSEA POTTERY PICKLE-DISHES in the form of scallop shells on two pointed feet with blue and white transfer decoration, 13cms diam

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    Lot 91

    Guide price
    £180 - £220

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 92

    Lot 92

    A RARE SWANSEA CAMBRIAN POTTERY PUTTO circa 1810-1815, flower picking while standing against a floral bocage with basket, with square base and polychrome decorated, 11.75cms high

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    Lot 92

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 93

    Lot 93

    A RARE SWANSEA CAMBRIAN POTTERY PUTTO circa 1810-1815 flower picking while standing against a floral bocage with basket, with square base and polychrome decorated, 11.75cms high (restored)

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    Lot 93

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 94

    Lot 94

    A RARE DILLWYN`S ETRUSCAN WARE PHIAL or aryballos, circa 1847-1850 and believed to be one of only three recorded, of pear-shape with expanding neck and having a single-handle above a spreading base, in red-clay and black ground with ornament reserve of Classical Greek warrior and winged beasts, 13cms high¦

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    Lot 94

    Guide price
    £500 - £600

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 95

    Lot 95

    A RARE BEVINGTON PERIOD SWANSEA POTTERY PAP-BOAT with the blue and white `Harper` transfer featuring a Classical figure playing a harp within a landscape, 12cms long

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    Lot 95

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 96

    Lot 96

    A RARE LLANELLY FOUR-PIECE MOURNING TEA-SERVICE for Prince Albert, circa 1861, with blacked moulded decoration, comprising tea-pot, tea-bowl, creamer and lidded sucrier (damaged finial) Note: Attributed to Llanelly

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    Lot 96

    Guide price
    £250 - £300

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 97

    Lot 97

    AN EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY SWANSEA CAMBRIAN POTTERY FOOTED BOWL in the blue & white transfer `Longbridge` pattern, bearing `Sir Leslie Joseph Collection` label to the base, 23cms diam

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    Lot 97

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 100

    Lot 100

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN JAPAN PATTERN PLATE having a centre of stylised flowers in rust, gros-bleu and green surrounded by a decorative border in the same, Pattern No. 216, Swansea script mark to base, 21cms diam¦Provenance: The Estate of Paul Rees FRSA, former Senior Art Conservator at the National Museum of Wales between circa 1972 and 1992. Graduate of Cardiff College of Art

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    Lot 100

    Guide price
    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 101

    Lot 101

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN `JAPAN` PATTERN PLATE an Imari palette inscribed Swansea, pattern no. 233 to the base, 20cms diam¦¦Condition report: hairline crack to border from rim, 3.5cms long

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    Lot 101

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 102

    Lot 102

    A PAIR OF NANTGARW PORCELAIN PLATES of plain non-moulded form & decorated with five sprays of flowers to each, impressed marks NANTGARW CW to base & with Sir Leslie Joseph Collection (no. 97 & 100), 21.5cms diam¦¦Condition report: chip & hairline crack to one edge

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    Lot 102

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 103

    Lot 103

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN TEA BOWL & MATCHING COFFEE CUP both with embossed basket-weave and spiral moulding, the bowl decorated with a series of sepia sprigs, bowl 15cms diam, Swansea script mark to bases of each¦Provenance: The Estate of Paul Rees FRSA, former Senior Art Conservator at the National Museum of Wales between circa 1972 and 1992. Graduate of Cardiff College of Art

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    Lot 103

    Guide price
    £50 - £100

    Hammer price £45.00

  • Lot 104

    Lot 104

    A PAIR OF NANTGARW PORCELAIN PLATES of lobed form with six internal sprays of flowers within a gilt dentil & blue lined rim, impressed NANTGARW CW mark to base, 24cms diam

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    Lot 104

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 105

    Lot 105

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN OVAL DISH moulded with sea-scrolls, flowers & wreaths, the interior painted with three sprays of flowers & with three sprigs to the border & three insects, impressed mark NANTGARW CW to base, 30cms

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    Lot 105

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £420.00

  • Lot 106

    Lot 106

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN TRIO pattern no. 478 with seeded green border & scrolls with cobalt-blue detail, floral motifs & salmon pink reserve, unmarked, together with another similar saucer

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    Lot 106

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 107

    Lot 107

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN GILDED SUCRIER & COVER with Paris Flute moulding, exaggerated loop handles of tapering form & with mushroom finial picked out in gold with gilded borders, decorated in the `Cornflower` pattern & with red SWANSEA stencil marked to base, 18cms wide

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    Lot 107

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 108

    Lot 108

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN COFFEE CUP & SAUCER with ear shaped loop handle, painted with sprays of wildflowers and with a single rose to the interior of the cup¦Provenance: The Estate of Paul Rees FRSA, former Senior Art Conservator at the National Museum of Wales between circa 1972 and 1992. Graduate of Cardiff College of Art

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    Lot 108

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 109

    Lot 109

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN TWIG-HANDLED PEDESTAL DISH of shaped rectangular form, the interior painted with a large spray of colourful flowers surrounded by five smaller sprays, the handle & border picked out in gold, red SWANSEA stencil marked to base, 32cms wide

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    Lot 109

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £290.00

  • Lot 110

    Lot 110

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN TEA CUP & SAUCER with thick curvaceous ogee handle, the rims picked out in gold and with a series of pink open roses nested on gold foliage interspersed with gold flower-head motifs¦Provenance: The Estate of Paul Rees FRSA, former Senior Art Conservator at the National Museum of Wales between circa 1972 and 1992. Graduate of Cardiff College of Art

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    Lot 110

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £45.00

  • Lot 111

    Lot 111

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN PARIS FLUTE CUP & SAUCER the cup with external gilding & the interior with a trail of colourful wild flowers, saucer having an interior of wild flower spray, no factory marks¦Auctioneer`s note: see page 288 & photograph D of `The Pottery & Porcelain of Swansea & Nantgarw` by E Morton Nance¦¦

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    Lot 111

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £240.00

  • Lot 112

    Lot 112

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN `JAPAN` PATTERN PLATE the interior with a circular frame of chrysanthemum & trailing buds, the border with seeded green ground opposing panels divided by pink & white flowers with cobalt leaves & trailing buds, red stencilled SWANSEA mark to base & pattern number 436, 21cms diam

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    Lot 112

    Guide price
    £100 - £130

    Hammer price £65.00

  • Lot 113

    Lot 113

    A PAIR OF SWANSEA PORCELAIN DUCK EGG PLATES decorated with sprigs of open & closed roses (gilding worn), 20cms diam¦¦Condition report: hairline cracks

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    Lot 113

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £20.00

  • Lot 114

    Lot 114

    A RARE SWANSEA PORCELAIN VASE having a flared neck, twin gryphon handles & a waisted stem over an octagonal foot, the stem decorated with pink roses in a seeded reserve, the upper half of the body finely painted with roses, wild flowers & foliage all around, rims, handles & other areas picked out in gold, impressed SWANSEA mark to edge of base, 15cms high¦¦Condition report: restoration to stem, nibbles to foot & restoration to neck

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    Lot 114

    Guide price
    £600 - £900

    Hammer price £380.00

  • Lot 115

    Lot 115

    A RARE SWANSEA PORCELAIN PEN TRAY having twin swan-form handles, exterior decorated with three floral studies to either side, the interior with a study of a trail of pink & white roses amongst leaves & eight further flower specimens to the border, 25.5cms ¦¦Condition report: one handle restored, small chip to rim, small hairline crack to base (not showing internally), possible further restoration

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    Lot 115

    Guide price
    £600 - £900

    Hammer price £1,300.00

  • Lot 116

    Lot 116

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN `JAPAN` PATTERN FAN-HANDLED DISH of lobed form, the handle & rim picked out in gold & with typical Imari palette floral decoration, 21cms diam

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    Lot 116

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 117

    Lot 117

    A RARE SWANSEA `SOUVENIR` PAMPHLET dated August 1926 & entitled `The Old Swansea Potteries` & `Swansea-Nantgarw China Works`

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    Lot 117

    Guide price
    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 118

    Lot 118

    A NANTGARW PLATE of lobed form decorated with four panels of colourful flower sprays within gilded borders to a turquoise oeil de perdrix reserve in the Sevres-style, all within a gilt dentil rim, impressed mark NANT GARW CW to base, 21.5cms diam

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    Lot 118

    Guide price
    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £460.00

  • Lot 119

    Lot 119

    RARE SWANSEA TAPERSTICK with circular stand and cylindrical nozzle, having a gilded ring handle and painted with four jardinieres of colourful flowers, red Swansea script mark to base, 7cms diam

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    Lot 119

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £1,300.00

  • Lot 120

    Lot 120

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN CUP & SAUCER, the footed cup with elevated gryphon ring-handle picked out in gold, cup 7.5cms high, both saucer and cup decorated with circling open roses surrounded by gilt seeding and gilt foliage, both centred with a larger single rose, saucer 11cms diam

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    Lot 120

    Guide price
    £1200 - £1800

    Hammer price £1,200.00

  • Lot 121

    Lot 121

    A FLORAL DECORATED PORCELAIN JUG BY THOMAS PARDOE the body with swirl fluting and with a wide cylindrical ribbed neck to a scrolling handle, decorated at Bristol with the factory possibly being Herculaneum of Liverpool, 18cms high¦Provenance: Rowland Williams collection label to base stating W D John as previous owner. See page 4 and Figure 18 of `Nantgarw Porcelain 1813-122` by Rowland Williams. This book accompanies the jug.

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    Lot 121

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £550.00

  • Lot 122

    Lot 122

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN BREAKFAST CUP & SAUCER printed and enamelled with `Chained Parakeets` within a gilt dentil border, saucer 16cms diam

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    Lot 122

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £280.00

  • Lot 123

    Lot 123

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN PLATE of lobed form and painted with sprigs of flowers, possibly by Billingsley within a gilded rim, impressed mark NANT GARW CW to base, 21cms diam

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    Lot 123

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £480.00

  • Lot 124

    Lot 124

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN PLATE in pattern No. 297 with a band of stylised poppyseed boxes and flowers in rust, white and gold on a beige ground, red Swansea script mark to base, 21cms diam

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    Lot 124

    Guide price
    £120 - £180

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 125

    Lot 125

    A SWANSEA / NANTGARW COMBINATION CUP & SAUCER decorated with arrangements of fruit and flowers within gilded borders

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    Lot 125

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 126

    Lot 126

    A GOOD SWANSEA PORCELAIN TWIN-HANDLED SUCRIER & COVER in Japan pattern No.225 and having a closed-rose knop picked out in gold, 22cms wide¦Auctioneer`s note: see P.80 of `Swansea Porcelain Shapes & Decoration` (Jones & Joseph)¦Condition Report: two small faint hairlines to neck

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    Lot 126

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £280.00