The large Royal Doulton character jugs shown above were lot 1044 and 1045 of Kingham & Orme's latest antique sale which took place on Saturday the 28th of July. As we understand these were prototypes and never put into production. The base of the top one is even marked "Not Produced for Sale". The auction house is based in Worcestshire, England. It is unknown whether these will now be part of a New Zealand collection. Lot 1044 sold for 3,600 British pounds and the rich flambe glazed one, for 3,000 pounds.
Dunbar Sloane has an auction on the 18th and 19th of July, which features some early blue and white porcelain, a collection of pipes, brown furniture at the best prices and some other real proper antiques! Catalogue here.
Cordy's has their auction on Tuesday the 17th of July and features the second installment of the Tui Flower estate including a really great selection of tiki and other taonga Maaori. Catalogue here.
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