Cash in the attic: Ricardia ware

Ricardia ware is known for its complex fine-quality glazes and stunning colours. It was produced from the Twenties to 1939 by Richards, once one of Britain's largest tile companies.

Inspiration came from other tile makers, including Mintons and Candy & Co, and the art pottery produced by Pilkington, Ruskin and Doulton. Like these companies, Richards was inspired by ancient Chinese forms and glazes.

Pieces were given away promotionally to key clients

Pieces are rare as they were never produced for sale and were instead given away promotionally to key or prestigious clients. This vibrant orange ginger jar 18.5cm (7.25in) tall is valued at £250 to £350.

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