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A Celebration of Ceramic Art Auction and Collector’s Weekend Highlighting a Rare Complete Series of the Royal Worcester American Birds

Sep 16,2019 | 13:00 EDT By Whitley's Auctioneers

On September 21, 2019 at 10am EST, Whitley’s Auctioneers, located in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area of  Dania Beach, FL, will begin their live auction titled “Celebration of Ceramic Art.” The auction is part of a 3-day special Porcelain and Ceramic Art Collector’s Weekend. 

Lot 140, Royal Worcester Parula Warblers and Sweet Bay; Estimate $700-$1,000

Of special note is the Dorothy Doughty (1843–1926) complete Porcelain Collection of the American and British Birds. All of the birds were produced in small limited editions and few complete series are known to exist. 

The collection of Dorothy Doughty American Birds consists of 36 birds species found in North America. There are also 3 individual studies in the collection. Doughty’s birds have previously sold at auction for as much as $9,000. The most famous birds in the collection are the Bob White Quail Pair (an edition of 22) , and a pir of Magnolia Warblers. 

The auction features rare antique and vintage, hand painted sculpture, decor and pottery from museum collected artists including: Charles Noke, George Tinworth, Fred Moore, Hannah Barlow, Leslie Herradine, Daisy-Makeig-Jones, Mark V. Marshall, Frank Butler, and Robert Tabbenor

Lot 378, Wedgewood Fairyland Lustre Vase Candlemas; Estimate $2,700-$4,700

Other highlights of the auction include museum-quality selections of Boehm and Connoisseur of Malvern porcelain sculptures, a variety of Royal Doulton art pottery including Lambeth stoneware, Vellum figures from the Burslem studio, Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre, Belleek Porcelain, Hawkins Pottery and Halcyon Days.

Experts Michael Doulton, a 6th generation Doulton, Dr. Gwendolyn Reasoner, a world renowned authority on Boehm and Connoisseur Porcelain, and Christopher Evans, a Royal Doulton expert and known published author, will be on hand to meet and greet guests throughout the weekend.

Schedule of Events 

Thursday, September 19th: 10am-5pm - All Day Auction Preview, Open to the Public 

Friday, September 20th: 10am to 5pm - All Day Auction Preview, Open to the Public

11:00am - The Doulton Storypresentation by Michael Doulton & Louise Irvine in WMODA

2:00pm - Bird Watching in Porcelainauction tour by Dr. Gwendolyn Reasoner in the Gallery

4:00pm - Collecting Royal Doultonauction tour by Christopher Evans in the Gallery

Saturday, September 21st: 10am to 5pm - Live Auction 

Sunday, September 22nd: 10am to 3pm-Meet the Experts, Open to the Public

10am to 3pm-Home and Interior Sale Preview (Auction day, Thursday September 26th at 1pm EST)

By Whitley's Auctioneers