Honiton pottery tankard fetches £1,100

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:20 17 January 2017

Staffordshire figures sold at auction

Staffordshire figures sold at auction

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A Honiton auctioneers rounded off 2016 with a record-breaking sale at its final event of the year.

Chinese tray sold at Chilcotts auctionChinese tray sold at Chilcotts auction

Chilcotts’ two-day sale achieved a total of £144,500 at hammer price – a figure that tops all previous auctions.

One focus of the event was on a collection of Honiton Pottery. The highest bid was for a historically-significant tankard, known to be an ‘apprentice piece’ made by Honiton Pottery’s founder Charles Collard.

The tankard was sold on the day for £1,100.

A collection of Staffordshire pottery achieved the highest bids of the day, going for a combined £20,500.

Honiton Pottery tankard sold at auctionHoniton Pottery tankard sold at auction

In the second auction day, an oriental tray sold for many times its estimate.

A bronze oval dish was one of three items in a single lot that was given an estimate of £80 to £120.

The lot was finally sold for £3,400.

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