20th Century Design

We hold two 20th Century Decades of Design sales a year and would consider this our flagship auction. Each encompasses around 1,000 lots of specialist items carefully selected by renowned expert, Will Farmer. 20th Century Design encapsulates anything and everything produced in the last century, including ceramics, glass, artwork, furniture, jewellery, silver and any object considered a design classic. At Fieldings we also hold the world record for highest price paid in the open market for an Alessandro Pianon Murano "Pulcini" Bird Sculpture, selling in May 2019 for £8,100. Read more

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The magical world of Piero Fornasetti

Over the last 10 years Fornasetti’s designs have become more and more popular as his son Barnaba and now company director has transformed...

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Libby January : An Artist's studio sale

On 5th October 2019, Fieldings Auctioneers will be hosting the 'Artist's Studio' sale of Artworks by the late Libby January  Fieldings are...

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Will Farmer....back on our screens

Antiques Roadshow series 42 now broadcasting, don't miss Will.....29th September  Will Farmer, Director at Fieldings Auctioneers.  Has...

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Auction Life magazine Autumn 2019

Twice a year we produce our company magazine 'Auction Life' which tells our clients and potential clients about the exciting lots we have sold and...

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Movers and shakers of the Contemporary Glass...

Twenty artists from the Contemporary glass society have consigned works to be included in our 5th October Decades of Design Auction.  All...

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Very rare piece of Clarice Cliff to go under...

  The 'Bowling' 18inch charger, was an exceptional find and discovered in the Surrey area by our very own Will Farmer.  This...

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Most recent auction

Doves for Peace Charity Auction: Friday 18 October 2019

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Alain de Cadenet - 'Cor! Love a dove', pencil, 14.8cm x 21cm. Framed and glazed. Alain de Cadenet is…

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Malcolm Sier - Pen, 22cm x 17cm. Framed and glazed. Malcolm Sier is a sculptor and letter carver who…

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Gary Lewis - Black pen, 13cm x 19cm. Framed and glazed. Gary Lewis is a Scottish actor. He has had…

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Katherine Jakeways - Collage, 12cm x 16.5cm. Framed and glazed. Katherine Jakeways is a British…

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Malcolm Pyrah - Blue ink, 29.7cm x 21cm. Framed and glazed. Malcolm Pyrah is a retired Olympic show…

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Brendon Hartley - 'Sweet wings bro!', pencil, 14.8cm x 21cm. Framed and glazed. Brendan Hartley is a…

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Justin Bell - 'Dove.Love', pencil, 14.8cm x 21cm. Framed and glazed. Justin Bell is a British race…

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Emanuele Pirro - 'I love flying above children playing', pencil, 14.8cm x 21cm. Framed and…

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Frank Biela - 'Ze German Dove', pencil, 14.8cm x 21cm. Framed and glazed. Frank Biela is an auto…

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Peter Gethin - 'What a little beauty!', black ink, 18.5cm x 14cm. Framed and glazed. Peter Gethin…

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Fieldings house 20th Century Design record – Clarice Cliff May Avenue charger sold for £21,500, previously used by grandma to keep the milk man's money, a really true rare find.

Will’s most memorable find – A Pulcini glass bird, circa 1964 designed by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, setting the record for highest price ever paid through auction for one of these little birds at £8,100.

Will’s dream find – a 1950s Piero Fornasetti trumeau architettura cabinet. He has a great passion for Fornasetti furniture as very little either survived or comes to the open market.

Ercol - A nest of three model number 354 blonde elm and beech 'Pebble' occasional tables, sold £200

Lucie Rie - A 1980s footed bowl with golden manganese glaze, sold £10,800

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