Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell

Bleu de Hue porcelain dishes

Top-selling porcelain dishes star in our pick of six auction highlights sold this week

03 February 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a pair of blue and white porcelain dishes that made over 130-times estimate in Dorset.

Maltese coffee pot

Maltese coffee pot at Salisbury auction shows appeal of island life

30 January 2023

Italianate coffee pots and covered sugar basins are the most recognisable domestic forms in Maltese silver. And they are much coveted.

Silver teapot

Dedicated Indian Raj silver auctions launched

30 January 2023

Chiswick Auctions will conduct what it believes is the first ever auction devoted to Indian and Burmese silver of the Raj period on February 14.

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A Lalique Escargot vase is among five lots to watch

30 January 2023

With estimates from £500, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Rare Nixey enamel sign scrubs up well despite condition

30 January 2023

Although now long forgotten, the London family firm of Nixey’s was a household name in the second half of the 19th century

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Collectors discover the value of Vuitton Explorer trunks

30 January 2023

Late 19th century Louis Vuitton Explorer trunks are a rare and desirable subset of vintage luggage.

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Spoon dated 1796 served Lord Nelson

30 January 2023

This otherwise mundane late 18th century fiddle pattern silver dessert spoon is from Lord Nelson’s first personal service.

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Nineteenth century sculpture: evil genius and equestrian elegance

30 January 2023

Focus on two contrasting sculptures from the same era by Feuchere and Boehm sold in recent auctions

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‘One of the best Wedgwood collections in private hands’

30 January 2023

Freeman’s in Philaldephia is selling the far-reaching Ellis and Suzanne Rubin collection of Wedgwood across a number of sales.

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Previews: issue 2578

30 January 2023

A selection of 14 upcoming lots available at UK auctions.

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'Forget the guide' says Hanson as bronze figure brings bidding frenzy

30 January 2023

Strong provenance helps seated guardian figure estimated at £100-150 to stand out at Derbyshire auction

Louis Vuitton Explorer Trunk

Top-selling Louis Vuitton trunk stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

27 January 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a late 19th century Louis Vuitton Explorer trunk.

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Banner marking abolition of slavery bought at London auction

23 January 2023

Anti-slavery objects are enjoying a particularly strong moment in the market.

Louvre Museum, Paris

Auction sales bonanza in France

23 January 2023

At least five leading auction houses posted their best-ever annual figures in France for 2022, while others boasted exceptional sales during the year.

Diocletian gold 10 aurei coin

Roman medallion masterpiece claims imperial coin record

23 January 2023

A spectacular Roman gold medallion took a record price at the latest New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC).

Guangxu kamcheng

Straits Settlement new high set at Singapore auction

23 January 2023

A record for Peranakan or Straits Settlement porcelain was set at an auction in Singapore when a Guangxu kamcheng took Sin$74,000 (£46,000).

Breeches Bible

‘Breeches’ Bible buoyant in Belfast with alluring New World pilgrim provenance

23 January 2023

Copies of the 1615 reprint of the Geneva or ‘Breeches’ Bible are not too scarce.

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A 1920s Cotswolds dresser is among five lots to watch this week

23 January 2023

With estimates from £120, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Previews: issue 2577

23 January 2023

A selection of 13 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK

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Dodecahedron remains a mystery

23 January 2023

Roman dodecahedra continue to baffle after more than two-and-a-half centuries of study.