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Lowestoft porcelain jugs recognition

PUBLISHED: 09:21 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:59 06 July 2010

THE support of a Bungay auctioneer to Lowestoft Porcelain has been recognised with a special limited edition of cream jugs.

Russell Sprake has been organising Lowestoft china auctions for the past 25 years and is an expert on the distinctive and highly sought after Lowestoft Porcelain.

THE support of a Bungay auctioneer to Lowestoft Porcelain has been recognised with a special limited edition of cream jugs.

Russell Sprake has been organising Lowestoft china auctions for the past 25 years and is an expert on the distinctive and highly sought after Lowestoft Porcelain.

When Peter Knight, of the New Lowestoft Porcelain founded the factory in 2000 Mr Sprake was happy to pass on his expertise and advice.

“I have supported this fine enterprise with advice on patterns and ideas.

“In return, as a surprise, Peter Knight said he wanted to commemorate my 25 years' service,” said Mr Sprake.

As a result Catherine Turner, one of Lowestoft Porcelain's finest artists has worked on a design that replicates the famous Lowestoft tulip on a sparrowbeak jug.

“I have enjoyed working on the design and am delighted with the way the jugs are looking,” she said.

Mr Sprake said he was “truly honoured” to have his name on the bottom of each jug.

The factory is producing a limited edition of 25 jugs and the first five were displayed at last weekend's china auction held at the Beaconsfield Club, Surrey Street, Lowestoft.

“Everyone at the New Lowestoft Porcelain has highly valued Russell's advice and input and we created the jugs as a thank you,” said Mr Knight.

As the New Lowestoft Porcelain goes from strength to strength there is still tremendous interest in items created at the original factory from 1760s to 1802.

There were extremely good prices for all items at the auction but the star lot was a very rare polychrome tortoiseshell cat sitting on a pale green base that had been expected to sell for about £5,000 but when the bidding finally stopped the winning bidder paid a record £9,240.

The limited edition cream jugs are available from Lowestoft Porcelain at £325. Email: general@lowestoftporcelain.co.uk

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