Sir William Whitfield and Andrew Lockwood shared a love of English blue and white transfer printed pottery and associated pearlwares and creamwares.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Roland Arkell
Elements of an extensive collection were dotted throughout the Dreweatts March 10-11 sale (see main story in Auction Reports this edition) with the majority of pieces offered in 133 group lots the following day.
As a rule, condition did leave something to be desired but, when offered without reserve with modest guidelines, very little was left behind.
Some rare pieces and patterns featured here, such as a huge Davenport serving dish and drainer, some 22in (55cm) across decorated with the High Bridge design c.1815. In near-perfect condition, it took £1100 on thesaleroom.com.
Architectural views were a favourite subject for Whitfield. Two large shaped octagonal serving dishes c.1820, one from the Monk’s Rock series, the other in the Ponte Molle pattern, sold at £1200 (estimate £200-300).
However, the stand-out result was provided by four pieces of Greek pattern Spode.
This quartet including a lozenge-shaped dish and two tureens and covers was pitched at £100-150 but sold for £4800, mirroring the punchy bids tendered elsewhere for this much-collected design.