The Pat O'Connor Collection of New Zealand Studio Pottery

22nd February 2018

Auction Summary

Featuring major pieces by Len Castle, Roy Cowan, Jim Greig and Doreen Blumhardt the Pat O’Connor collection attracted a large crowd of collectors and numerous absentee and phone bidders from New Zealand and internationally, resulting in total sales under the hammer of $192 500 and a raft of strong prices including a new auction record for Len Castle of $17 895 for a spectacular large Jun glazed Blossom Vase. Some of the highlights included:

329. Len Castle early salt glaze blue salt glaze vase $5645
404. Roy Cowan salt glaze floor vase $8405
410. Graeme Storm stoneware floor vase $2160
416. Len Castle square section jun glaze bottle vase $4680
417. Len Castle large square section jun glaze bottle vase $4925
418. Len Castle square section bottle vase $3600
463. Jim Greig Solid and Void Form $7565
466. Chester Nealie celadon glaze bottle form $3000
474. Chester Nealie Large bottle form $5165
496. Len Castle Blossom Vase $17 895 *a record price for the artist at auction
497. Len Castle Blossom Vase $12 010
499. Len Castle Crater Lake Bowl $7325
500. Len Castle Crater Lake Bowl $5045
504. Len Castle Inverted Volcano (blue alkaline) $7325
505. Len Castle Inverted Volcano (red lava glaze) $9730
506. Len Castle Alkaline avian bowl $1920
509. Len Castle Sea Secret $2460
510. Len Castle Sea Secret $2040
516. Len Castle Blue Night Sky $2280
517. Len Castle Lava Lake Bowl $3720

*Please note all prices include buyer's premium and GST.

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