Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Daoguang vase up to the mark after lengthy bidding battle09 December 2019
After a 17-minute bidding battle, a Chinese blue and white bottle vase with a Daoguang (1820-50) six-character seal mark was hammered down for £270,000 at Gorringe’s in Lewes, East Sussex.
Last Baldwin to work for the coin firm retires09 December 2019
Edward Baldwin, fourth generation and the last of the Baldwin clan to work for coin and medal dealership AH Baldwin & Sons has retired from the firm.
East London foundry first to sign up to new digital ‘hallmark’ for bronze sculptures03 December 2019
Bronze Age Foundry in Limehouse, London, is the first foundry in the UK to adopt a new bronze hallmarking scheme.
Adam Partridge opens a third saleroom in Preston02 December 2019
Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers has opened its third saleroom in the north-west and hired new staff to target consignments from the Lancashire and Lake District areas.
A second chance to travel with a rare Louis Vuitton trunk02 December 2019
Collectors who missed out on a rare late 19th century cabin trunk at auction last week have the chance to buy another in West Sussex this coming Friday.
Refinanced Stanley Gibbons moves in positive direction02 December 2019
Losses narrowed for stamps, coins and medals business Stanley Gibbons in the six months to September 30.
Pick of the week: Putting the Hours in brings reward02 December 2019
Personal devotional prayer books, known as a Book of Hours, were popular among the wealthy and powerful in late medieval Europe. Illuminated with miniature paintings depicting the life of Christ, the Virgin Mary and saints, they were sometimes personalised for the patrons who commissioned them.
Venue revealed for new London art fair Eye of the Collector30 November 2019
Former Masterpiece fair chief executive Nazy Vassegh has announced the venue for her new art fair to launch next year.
Actor Nigel Havers to host BBC TV show on art and antiques dealers29 November 2019
BBC One is launching a new day-time TV show featuring art and antiques dealers called 'The Bidding Room'.
Copy of the world’s most expensive natural history book flies into auction at Sotheby’s26 November 2019
A copy of The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1785-1851) will be offered at Sotheby’s Fine Books and Manuscripts sale on December 18 in New York.
Thieves steal precious baroque treasures from German museum25 November 2019
Dresden’s Royal Palace has been targeted by thieves who cut the electricity supply to enter exhibition rooms at its museum containing thousands of valuable antiques.
Furniture for Christmas – dealer launches festive shopping event in Battersea25 November 2019
Furniture dealer Christopher Howe is hosting a Christmas shopping event at his new Battersea warehouse on December 6-7.
Brontë manuscript comes home to Haworth museum25 November 2019
The Brontë Parsonage Museum, the Brontës’ former family home, has secured an 1830 autograph miniature manuscript by a 14-year-old Charlotte Brontë (1816-55) that was auctioned at Aguttes in Paris.
Marvel’s first ever comic book - granddaddy of all Marvel Comics - makes auction record at $1m22 November 2019
A 1939 copy of Marvel Comics No 1 sold at Heritage Auctions this week setting a world auction record for the most expensive Marvel comic ever sold.
Thames boat club calls on trade to help find boathouse clock21 November 2019
The memorial clock on the outside of the boathouse of the Dittons Skiff and Punting Club in Thames Ditton has been stolen and members have appealed to the antiques trade to help find it.
First Olympic medal to be won by a black British athlete beats Antiques Roadshow valuation at auction19 November 2019
The first Olympic medals won by a black British athlete together with his sporting memorabilia sold at Hansons today.
New faces at Phillips and The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association - the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques market19 November 2019
An update on appointments from across the world of art and antiques.
Yorkshire’s Brontë Parsonage Museum secures rare manuscript at Paris auction18 November 2019
The Brontë Parsonage Museum has secured an 1830 autograph miniature manuscript by a 14-year-old Charlotte Brontë (1816-55) that was auctioned at Aguttes in Paris.
Philip Mould makes his divine intervention with Ambrose McEvoy exhibition18 November 2019
A portrait of a mystery sitter by Ambrose McEvoy (1877-1927) sold at auction nearly four years ago led dealer Philip Mould to uncover a forgotten stash of works by the neglected British artist in a lock-up.
Jewels come in from the cold at £68,00018 November 2019
Thirty pieces of antiquarian jewellery discovered next to a joint of meat in an old freezer were sold for £68,000 (plus 24% buyer's premum) at Kidson-Trigg near Highworth, Swindon.