New Collectors Art, Studio Ceramics & Applied Arts

Three classic Keith Murray for Wedgwood Shoulder vases in moonstone, matt green and duck egg blue.

Tuesday 31 October 2023

New Collectors Art, Studio Ceramics & Applied Arts

6:00PM 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Art+Object is delighted to present the catalogue for New Collectors Art, Studio Ceramics & Applied Art.

The Studio Ceramics catalogue is headlined by local collector Michael Pohl’s collection of Keith Murray studio ceramics and glass. Pohl was born just three miles from the Wedgwood factory in North Staffordshire and first began collecting in the mid 1980s, having been captivated by the simple architectural forms of the ceramics paired with matt glazes. He increased the collection gradually over the following 36 years, purchasing pieces from decorative arts specialists including Art and Industry and dealer Gary Langsford. Much of the collection was exhibited at the Napier Art Deco festival in the late 1980s.
Click here to explore an essay by Mike Pohl on Keith Murray's practice.

The New Collectors art auction features further works from Chris Booth's Collection, together with a variety of artworks by artists Gretchen Albrecht, Karl Maughan, Anne Noble, Emily Karaka, Ian Scott, Peter Stichbury, Anne Reithmaier, Dick Frizzell and many more.

We invite you to our auction viewing which takes place from this Thursday 26 October. The exhibition is open every day, including this weekend. See below for more detailed opening times.

You can bid via our personalised app (which can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play), or via our desktop platform at This is a timed online auction, which will begin closing with lot 1 from 6pm on Tuesday 31 October. Thereafter, lots will close consecutively every 15 seconds, until the end of the auction. Lots will auto-extend if bidding is still active.

Please contact or ring reception 09 354 4646 if you require assistance, we are happy to provide condition reports and answer additional queries.

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