Director at Maak Marijke Varall-Jones, who has over 10 years experience in the ceramics industry, commented: ''The collection was exceptional in scale, compromising of over 2000 individual works by mostly British and European ceramics. Gathered over a 10 to 15 year period, it's one of the largest private collections that I've ever seen. The majority of the works date from the 1980s and many of the leading markers from this period are well represented in the collection.''

Over 200 works, the majority of which are British, which have been specially selected from a collection, of which the first part was sold in Maak's October 2014 sale.

A group of works by world-renowned ceramic artist Hans Coper, 4 of which have been consigned directly by the Coper family, are to feature.

Minimalist ceramic artists Rupert Spira and Edmund de Waal are to be included in the sale. Both artists rose to fame in the mid 90s after their works were at an exhibition London's Egg.

Edward de Waal's work crosses the invisible line between being a craftsman and contemporary artist. His exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, New York, in 2013 received wide critical acclaim.''Five Cylinder,'' 2001 is a excellent example of de Waal grouping his work, which has now become the style of the installations he creates today.

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