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For the love of antiques - Sadia Walsh's eye for beauty brings fine collection to auction

Posted on 21/10/2020 in Press Coverage

A collection of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture and pictures gathered over a lifetime by a passionate antiques collector is coming up for auction on November 10.

The fine objects were amassed by Sadia Walsh (1928 - 2009). Sadia was born at Ravenswing, a country home in Mellor, Lancs, in February 1928. The fourth generation of the Cook family, Sadia lived at Ravenswing all her life - and filled it with objects she loved.

Cultured, intelligent and well read, Sadia had a lifelong love of the arts, but her great passion was antiques including furniture, Georgian silver and glass, but particularly ceramics.


Sadia’s love of collecting began in the late 1950s and her interest took her to antique shops and auctions across the country. She often found a bargain or undiscovered piece and her home was filled with the antiques she loved.

She became a founder member of her local Antique Collectors Circle in the 1960s. She was also a keen member of the Northern Ceramic Society. With her vibrant and lively personality, Sadia made many friends there, thoroughly enjoying the annual NCS seminars and meeting up with fellow enthusiasts.

Sadia had a special love of early English ceramics, particularly Spode and Blue and White, but her collections were both varied and eclectic - a true reflection of her extensive knowledge and appreciation of antiques.

Sadia's collection, curated by Dr Richard Halliday, will go to auction on November 10, 2020. The catalogue is due to be published at www.hansonslive.co.uk on October 30. Viewing, by appointment, can be arranged by emailing [email protected]