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Alison Snowdon

Ceramics specialist

Alison specialises in ceramics and textiles with a particular interest in design and decorative arts from 1880 to 1945. She graduated in 2006 with a BA Hons degree in Art History, and brings over ten years’ experience to Fieldings. Her most significant finds to date include a pair of 18th Century Limehouse sauceboats which sold at auction for £36,000, a 17th Century band sampler selling for £1,100 and a collection of Louis Vuitton luggage selling for over £9,000.

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My favourite lot

A Meissen teapot sold in 2018. Consigned from a private collection and last seen on the market in the 1940s, this Meissen teapot was quite simply charming. Dating to around 1780, it had hand painted decoration showing Chinese elders taking tea.
Sold for £2,700 hammer

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