About Catawiki's ceramics auction
Ceramics have been an important part of human culture since around 24,000 BC, when animal and human figures were made from clay found in the ground and fired in specially-built kilns. Early pots were made using a method known as “coiling”, whereby a long string of clay was wound to form the wall of the pot. In the 18th century, ceramics became particularly sought after among the growing middle classes, in industrialised countries such as Britain. Stoke-on-Trent in England became famous as a centre for pottery making, with companies such as Royal Doulton and Wedgwood producing vast numbers of pottery items, for export around the world. Popular for their domestic and decorative uses, these items were considered a sign of status and wealth.
Catawiki’s ceramic auctions have featured lots such as a ceramic bowl by Dutch ceramicist Geert Lap, which sold for £2,405 and a work of art entitled “The Hand” by Belgian artist, Jean-Michel Folon, which sold for £980. Whether you have a fine piece of ceramic art or a collectable piece of ceramic tableware, Catawiki’s ceramics auctions are the ideal place to sell your special object. In listing your object with Catawiki, you will expose it to millions of potential bidders, providing it with excellent online profile. Our notary officials work to ensure the validity of bids placed, while our expert auctioneers monitor our auctions. Once the auction has ended, our secure payment system keeps both sellers and buyers satisfied.
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