A large early 20th Century Cantagalli pedestal basket vase decorated in the Renaissance style with cherubs, stylised birds and grotesque griffin in tones of green with copper lustre detailing against a blue ground, the handle formed as a fish with its head leaning upon a male torso with wings, bears paper label stating 'The gift of her Majesty Queen Victoria to Susan, Duchess of Roxburghe', the cockerel beneath the label, height 51cm
Will Farmer - Director
Ceramics, Glass, Oriental & Decorative Arts
Will specialises in 20th Century decorative arts covering ceramics, glass and furniture. He studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery undertaking a combined BA Hons in silversmithing and Fine Art history. Notable finds include a Martin Brothers Stoneware bird selling for £20,500 and a rare collection of documents relating to the Stourbridge Glass Industry selling locally for over £22,000. Will is now in his eighth season as an expert on BBC's Antiques Roadshow.