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Figurehead sails to £50,000

24 December 2014

A superb combination of history, condition and rarity came together as a figurehead from a Brazilian slavers’ ship sold at Essex saleroom Sworders for ten times the low estimate at £50,000.

Auction Reports


Harrison’s timekeepers on show

24 March 2014

All five of John Harrison’s famous timekeepers will be on display in a new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum this summer.



Vessel sails onward in Salisbury

02 February 2008

SILVER sales at the Woolley and Wallis’ Castle Street Salerooms – that last year totalled an impressive £1.9m – are tailored to catch the prevailing winds of the marketplace.

Auction Reports


Compass finds its way to £45,000

28 April 2005

Christies South Kensington (20/12% buyer’s premium)ARGUABLY the strongest performance in the scientific instruments section of Christie’s South Kensington’s sale was provided by this pearwood table compass by John Harrison (1693-1776) pictured right.


Weaving a tale of cross Channel commerce

08 March 2005

THE memory of a long-ago, short-lived trade agreement between England and France was rekindled by an extraordinary embroidered waistcoat that surfaced in the Deburaux & Associés sale in Paris on February 11, when it sold to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich for €5000 (£3470) plus 20.33% buyer’s premium.


Bold, Attractive, Design, Antiques

01 March 2005

NOW in its 13th year, the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair has become not just an established but a highly regarded fixture on the British quality fairs scene.