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Jade bowl decorated by Burges

05 September 2012

Decorated by William Burges (1827-1881), this silver mounted Chinese carved celadon jade bowl it to be offered at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, Newbury on September 12.

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How Burges remembered a star pupil

06 June 2012

The small Wiltshire firm Jubilee Auction Rooms – opened in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee year in 2002 and soon to move to larger premises in Pewsey – received inquiries from all over the world when it emerged they had unearthed a remarkable jewel-decorated flask by William Burges (1827-81) in a routine house clearance.

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What the nation saved… and what it didn’t

16 January 2012

THE latest UK government report on the export of works of art revealed that a modest £3.7m worth of treasures were saved for the nation in 2011 after being blocked from leaving the country last year.

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Fastening the States together… and a coat

17 October 2011

A GOLD button which links the two most significant military figures in the foundation of the United States of America – George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette – will be sold in Leicestershire on November 1.

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Gildings to offer Munn’s Roadshow dream object

18 July 2011

When Leicestershire retiree Jill Cousins tuned in to watch a March episode of the Antiques Roadshow, she took rather more notice than usual in the slot called Most Seen and Most Wanted.

Seeger out takes

08 January 2003

Another instalment from the holdings of well-known collector Stanley J. Seeger went under the hammer at Sotheby’s Olympia rooms on December 13. This 352-lot offering, subtitled Out Takes, was a particularly eclectic selection, ranging from contemporary Venetian glass and tribal art to Middle Eastern pottery and Victorian chaises longues.

 

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