Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell

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Recognition of pedal power

14 November 2022

The auction at Roseberys London on November 17 includes, estimated at £600-1000, this Victorian silver trophy made by Edward Ker Reid (London, 1864).

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Splash out on a boating trophy

14 November 2022

The sale of maritime antiques at Charles Miller (24% buyer’s premium) in London on November 1 included a number of silver boating trophies from the Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Portsmouth – most of them well received by the collecting audience.

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A Rothschild with a passion for horses

14 November 2022

Dreweatts’ November 23 sale includes jewels from the collection of Renée Louise Marie de Rothschild (1927-2015).

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Singer machine makes over 20 times estimate in Chippenham

14 November 2022

The Singer 222K Featherweight is rated as one of the best sewing machines ever made.

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Anti slavery: small message, big impact

14 November 2022

The sale of Commemoratives, Fairings, Stevengraphs and Pot Lids at Historical & Collectable (24% buyer’s premium) included this rare pin cushion.

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Five pieces of jewellery coming up at UK auctions

14 November 2022

A look at upcoming jewellery auction lots

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Gunbus could be an auction high flyer

14 November 2022

This fine First World War silver presentation model of the Vickers FB5 or Gunbus was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company (London 1916).

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A Mayfair menagerie at Noonans

14 November 2022

The most famous firm of the many silversmiths in the German city of Hanau in the late 19th century was Neresheimer & Söhne.

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Queen Victoria’s wolf gift

14 November 2022

Queen Victoria gave many gifts to family, friends and servants, often commemorating notable events in her life.

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Pick of the week: Court dwarf’s trousers – or just a tall story?

14 November 2022

This pair of trousers, sold for £7500 in Essex on November 9, was thought to have been worn by the 17th century court dwarf Sir Jeffrey Hudson (1619-82).

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Tiffany presented with royal approval

14 November 2022

This Tiffany Aesthetic movement silver-gilt pepperette is engraved with the presentation inscription Given by TRH Prince & Princess of Wales, Xmas 1879.

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Previews: issue 2568

14 November 2022

A selection of 10 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Limerick ladle scoops £2500 bid

14 November 2022

Irish Georgian silver made outside Dublin and Cork comes with significant rarity value

Japanese cabinet

Top-selling Japanese inlaid cabinet stars in our pick of five auction highlights

11 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a cabinet in the form of a traditional Japanese timber building that made nearly 10-times estimate.

André Romain Guilmet torpedo clock

Guilmet’s torpedo clock boat shoots away at auction

07 November 2022

André Romain Guilmet’s industrial themed clocks, the epitome of Victorian ‘progress’, are an ever-popular series.

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A Doulton Lambeth ceramic and a Victorian cake stand are among six lots to watch

07 November 2022

With estimates from £200-3500, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Getty collection dispersed over four days of live auctions and six online sales

07 November 2022

Dining at Ann and Gordon Getty’s sumptuous Californian residence can seldom have been dull.

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Previews: issue 2567

07 November 2022

A selection of eight upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

Ottoman çintamani tile

Top-selling 16th century Ottoman tile stars in our pick of six auction highlights

04 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes features a selection of highlights from the UK's week of Indian and Islamic art sales. It includes a rare 16th century tile from Ottoman Syria that made over 22-times estimate.

Royal Worcester Patience teapot

Why living up to one’s teapot now costs more

31 October 2022

The 1882 Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Patience’ teapot has become a satirical emblem of the Aesthetic movement.