15th Jun, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST

20th Century Design

  Lot 57


David Leach O.B.E (1911-2005): A Stoneware Teapot and Cover, iron decoration on an oatmeal ground, with cane handle, impressed DL personal seal mark and Lowerdown Pottery mark,
20cm high
David Leach O.B.E (1911-2005): A Slipware Earthenware Casserole Dish and Cover, impressed DL personal seal mark,
20cm high
David Leach O.B.E (1911-2005) and John Leach (1939-2021): A Raku Yunomi, painted decoration, unmarked,
8cm high
John Leach (1939-2021): A Raku Vessel, wih lugged handles, impressed JL MUCHELNEY and dated 1992,
15cm high (4)

Sold for £100
Estimated at £100 - £150


1. Teapot and cover are in good order. 2. Casserole dish has scratches to the inside, the cover has a very small chip that has been repaired on the finial. 3. Yunomi appears to be in good order. 5. Raku vessel has a hairline crack through the impressed seal.


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Auction: 20th Century Design, 15th Jun, 2024

On offer in the June 20th Century Design Sale will be the Michael Claxton Collection, an extraordinary collection of over 350 pieces of British pottery put together between 1974 and 2024, the majority of which were purchased directly from the potters. Potters represented in the collection include David Leach, Richard Batterham, David Roberts, Philip Marston, and Jim Malone.

The sale will also include a good private collection of furniture by Stanley Webb Davies, a fine large Lancastrian Lustre Vase by Gordon Forsyth for Pilkington's Tile & Pottery Co, and a good range of Mouseman and the Yorkshire Critters furniture and furnishings.


Thursday 13th June - Friday 14th June 10am-4pm, and the morning of the sale from 8am. 

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