Leonard Curtis partners Keith Goodman and Stephen Swaden said that the museum and archive of the famous Cornish Blue potters had not been included in the sale of the business.
Goodman said: ‘As we are obliged to achieve as much of a return for creditors as possible, we decided to put the collection up for auction.’
The sale, which will include hundreds of pieces dating back as far as 1900, will take place on 31 March and is expected to raise strong interest among collectors.
Steve Absolom and Will Wright from KPMG Restructuring have been appointed joint administrators to City Motor Holdings and associated companies
Partners from Johnston Carmichael have been appointed as joint administrators to Axon Well Interventions Products UK
Begbies Traynor have been appointed administrators of William Anelay Ltd, York, one of Britain’s longest-established construction and heritage restoration companies
Smith & Williamson has been appointed administrators of charity 4Children