Glaze wares in A Love of Lustre and other Wares: The Personal Collection of Anthony J. Cross at Kinghams Auctioneers

Charles Noke continued to experiment with glazes long after the departure of Cuthbert Bailey with whom he had perfected the Flambé glaze in the early 1900’s. And so in 1920 Sung was introduced, whereby painted decoration, colour and gilt are fused with the a flambé glaze.

However, it is in the flesh that these pieces must be enjoyed to full effect as in this slide. Vases, large and small were decorated with exotic birds, pixies in woodlands, fish in seascapes along with many other subjects. These pieces were painted principally by Harry Nixon, Arthur Eaton and Fred Moore. Sung glazes can be found on Buddhas, as seen here in this advert from the 1920’s, a handful of suitable early figures from the HN range such as A Spook as well as animals, in particular elephants, a favourite of Charles Noke.

Friday & Saturday 11th – 12th June
Day One lots 1-274; Day Two lots 275-468. Auction begins 11am

Viewing Dates and Times (by appointment):
Wednesday 9th May 10.00 – 17.00
Thursday 10th May 10.00 – 19.00
Friday 11th May 09.00 – 11.00

If you would like to bid you can leave commission bids, book a telephone line, or access the auction via one of five online bidding platforms below. Room bidding will also be available subject to registration. Detailed condition reports are available on request.

We provide a worldwide shipping service, if you have any questions or need to speak to a member of staff please call +44(0)1608 695695 or email We are open for collection by appointment from Monday 17th May at 10-12 Cotswold Business Village, London Road, Morton-in-Marsh GL56 0JQ.

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