Lowestoft’s finest pottery set to fetch thousands at Reeman Dansie auction in Essex

Associate Director Marc Winter holds some Lowestoft Porcelain from the 18th century that is going up

Associate Director Marc Winter holds some Lowestoft Porcelain from the 18th century that is going up for auction at Reeman Dansie in Colchester on June 23. - Credit: Su Anderson

Mentioning antique pottery usually makes people think of Stoke-on-Trent, the midlands city nicknamed the Potteries for its long association with the industry.

But ready to trump its illustrious output from the factories of Spode, Royal Doulton and Wedgewood is a collection of porcelain from Lowestoft.

Made at a factory which ran in the town between 1757 and the early 1800s the collection of high- quality pottery is coming up for sale at Reeman Dansie’s auction house in Colchester on June 23.

The collection has been built up by a private collector over 40 years but will now go under the hammer, the whole collection potentially worth around £15,000. Reeman Dansie auctioneer Marc Winter said despite only being available for viewing online from yesterday there had already been a lot of interest in the pottery.

He said: “It has this wonderfully naive quality to it and it is very much collected worldwide.


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“It’s rare to find one or two pieces but in the next sale we have got a collection of 60 pieces.”

He added: “It’s perhaps not as sophisticated as some of the better-known factories but that is part of its charm.”

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More information about the collection and next Tuesday’s auction can be found at www.reemandansie.com

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