Leeds Horse Sets Pace for Bonhams Ceramic Sale in London


LONDON.- A fine Leeds Pottery horse dating back to around 1825, estimated at £8,000 to £12,000, is to be sold at Bonhams Auctioneers in their Fine British Pottery and Porcelain sale in Bond Street, London on Wednesday 8th September. The horse a rare example of white pearlware with a black mane, tail and hooves with an ornate orange bridle decorated with blue florets stands on a green base majestically poised with ears pricked. The horses were originally made for veterinary surgeons, saddlers and druggists as a sign that they traded in products for horses. Used to decorate shop windows to advertise equestrian wares, very few have survived and most examples are now in public collections including York Museum and Leeds City Museum. This rare example has been in a single family’s ownership since it was made in the Leeds Pottery. The Leeds Pottery situated on Jack Lane in the Hunslett area of Leeds became known as ‘The