Smashing collection of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics and pottery goes up for sale

National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, New York, will host a special collectible book, art and ephemera auction that features a large collection of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramic and glass pieces. 

Many of the items are rare, discontinued pieces from the earlier of days of the company, when Richard and Victoria were at the helm of the Aurora-based firm. The Sunday, March 20th auction will begin at noon with a preview session beforehand.

This eclectic collection ranges from tableware to glassware to glass-top tables and is being sold as part of a local estate belonging to a former MacKenzie-Childs staff member. 

The group profiles many of the earlier designs created by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs and a number of the designs, patterns and pieces have long been out of production, adding to their collectable importance.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible, at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region.

MacKenzie-Childs pottery
MacKenzie-Childs pottery
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Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece moulded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated.

The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colours and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as "tradition with a twist."

MacKenzie-Childs, located in Aurora, New York, continues to produce their one-of-a-kind pottery, glassware, accessories and furnishings today and this auction features the rare, collectible beginnings of the world-renowned company.

Today, relatives of MacKenzie-Childs operate "Home Again Bed and Breakfast / Boutique," from the family's estate located on Route 90 outside of Aurora and showcase the unique work for the next generation.


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