The Pat O'Connor Collection of New Zealand Studio Pottery

Thursday 22nd February 2018

6.30pm - 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Assembled over the last decade The Pat O'Connor Collection of New Zealand Studio Pottery features many highlights from some of the most storied collections offered in New Zealand in this period. Key pieces from the collections of Ron Sang, Simon Manchester, the Castle family, Martin Hill and important modernist ceramics have been bought together in this ‘collection of collections’. The accent is primarily on the oeuvre of Len Castle and this catalogue features over 150 examples and perhaps the greatest gathering of 1950s salt glaze and Crum Brickworks pieces ever offered at auction. The collection traverses over fifty years of Castle’s career and features magnificent large scale and important examples from almost every body or series of works. In addition the collection includes signature works of museum quality by Anneke Borren, Barry Brickell, Roy Cowan, Jim Greig and Chester Nealie.

The catalogue also includes 20 superb New Zealand Te Ariki and Manatunga travel rugs.


Friday 16th February 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 17th February 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 18th February 11:00 - 16:00
Monday 19th February 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 20th February 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 21st February 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 22nd February 09:00 - 13:00

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Hamish Coney, Director
0800 80 60 01
+64 9 354 4646
+64 21 509 550
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