The next antiques sale at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton, has been re-scheduled to Thursday, January 28, and will be online only.

The decision has been taken in light of the worsening Covid-19 outbreak and to ensure clients and staff stay safe.

The sale will feature a section of 20th Century design items put together by valuer Simon Rayner.

Highlights include a matt white twin-handled vase by Constance Spry for Fulham Pottery. It along with another vase of trefoil form is guided at £300-£500.

High Society florist Constance Spry is credited with creating the dish Coronation Chicken for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.

The magic of Moorcroft pottery is a perennial favourite in the saleroom. The January sale does not disappoint with a number of examples.

The finest is without doubt a large Florian ware twin-handled vase decorated in the “Poppy” pattern by William Moorcroft for Macintyre Pottery.

Dated around 1900-1902 in a blue and in blue and green on a white and blue ground, green painted signature, and brown printed 'Florian Ware Jas. Macintyre & Co Ltd' mark and Rd No 401753 to base it has a pre-sale estimate of £500-£800.

It is still possible to leave a commission bid or arrange to bid by phone. For more information on the sale please ring 01823 332525 or visit