A very rare 'Girl in a Swing' factory tea-caddy, circa 1752 (cover missing).
SOLD FOR £ 20,000

While it is fair to say that most traditional European Ceramics & Glass are out of favour these days the rarer pieces do occasionally appear on the market, and on those occasions they are hotly contested by enthusiastic & 'deep-pocketed' collectors.  

A small slipware plate, Staffordshire, c.1690-1730, 22 cm diameter.
SOLD FOR £ 16,000