Decorative arts, Old Masters and Faberge find favor at Doyle October sales

Thomas Lawrence’s 1827 portrait of Mary-Anne Capel, $15,120
Left, Worcester porcelain covered two-handled urn by Flight Barr and Barr, $10,710; center, Thomas Lawrence’s 1827 portrait of Mary-Anne Capel, $15,120; right, Faberge nephrite double photograph frame by Henrik Wigstrom, $34,650
Left, Worcester porcelain covered urn by Flight Barr and Barr, $10,710; center, Thomas Lawrence’s 1827 portrait of Mary-Anne Capel, $15,120; right, Faberge nephrite photograph frame by Henrik Wigstrom, $34,650

NEW YORK – A trio of sales presented at Doyle on October 19 and October 20 met with marked success. English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts, held on October 19; Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings, conducted on October 20; and a sale of English & Continental Silver, Vertu & Faberge, also taking place on October 20, all performed admirably.

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Gaudy Dutch pottery: bold and favored for 200 years

This Gaudy Dutch Butterfly pattern coffee pot sold for $11,000 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2022. Image courtesy of Conestoga Auction Company Division of Hess Auction Group and LiveAuctioneers.
This Gaudy Dutch Butterfly pattern coffee pot sold for $11,000 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2022. Image courtesy of Conestoga Auction Company Division of Hess Auction Group and LiveAuctioneers.
This Gaudy Dutch Butterfly pattern coffee pot sold for $11,000 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2022. Image courtesy of Conestoga Auction Company Division of Hess Auction Group and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Bold and colorful, Gaudy Dutch pottery stands out admirably but also marries well with other hand-painted wares and folk art. Made in England by Staffordshire, Derby and Worcester potters for the American market between 1810 to 1820, Gaudy Dutch had a short production run — only 16 patterns have been identified — but its popularity endures. Its heyday was in the 1980s and 1990s, but collectors still seek out patterns and forms, and prices have rebounded in recent years.

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