Contemporary Art & Design


The 20th Century Art & Design department at Stamford Auction Rooms showcases an extensive range of decorative interiors, glass, bronzes, ceramics, furniture and sculpture from the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Modernist and Art Deco periods as well as Contemporary examples.

These collecting areas are complimented by paintings, prints and sketches that have been seen in recent sales, and include big names in the art world such as Banksy, Damien Hirst, Eduardo Paolozzi, Duncan Grant, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Blake and John Piper.

Studio ware

There is something compelling about the making of pots, regardless of function, which keeps me within the particular sphere; they are the focus of many interests and associations.' - John Ward’

Stamford Auction Rooms has achieved some impressive hammer prices for some very notable Studio Pottery pieces, including two by John Ward who is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest potters. Examples of his work are on display at the V&A.

Other famous potters such as Alan Wallwork, Gabrielle Koch have also featured in the specialist Contemporary Art & Design auctions that SAR are well known for.


If you have something you would like to sell, we can advise on current market value and most importantly, help you achieve the best possible results by accessing our world-wide database of collectors, enthusiasts and dealers.

Contact us for a free valuation via email or alternatively you can arrange to meet a specialist at our offices or at your home, email call us on 01780 411485 and speak to one of the team.

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