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Lawrences Auctioneers: bidders get cracking in summer auction

Lawrences in Crewkerne kicked off their week of Summer Fine Art sales with a huge variety of lots to include a finely-judged private collection of studio pottery and contemporary glass, collected by a couple in South Somerset, assembled over many years.

It included two pottery vessels by world renowned potter Dame Magdalene Odundo, one of the world’s most valuable living ceramic artists.

Left: Dame Magdalene Odundo, b.1950 Terracotta Vessel, 1985. Bought for £117,500 inc BP
Right: Burnished Terracotta Vessel, 1984. Bought for £26,250 in BP

An early highlight from this sale was a large coil-built terracotta vessel, with an oval shaped neck inspired by exaggerated African angular coiffeur, with a globular body and 34cms high, that saw eager bidding to £117,500 and a consecutive lot, also by Magdalene Odundo made £26,250 making a combined total of £143,750 (inc BP).

With over 2200 lots on offer across five long days of auctioneering, careful to observe social distancing, they were happy to be able to welcome in-room bidding once again as well as absentee bids, telephone bidding and live online bidding.

Lawrences are now consigning for the Autumn sales so if you want to find out about the value of an item in your home, feel free to contact them and a specialist will guide you through their valuation process.

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