Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
Recognition of pedal power14 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).
Splash out on a boating trophy14 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.
A Rothschild with a passion for horses14 November 2022
Dreweatts’ November 23 sale includes jewels from the collection of Renée Louise Marie de Rothschild (1927-2015).
Singer machine makes over 20 times estimate in Chippenham14 November 2022
The Singer 222K Featherweight is rated as one of the best sewing machines ever made.
Anti slavery: small message, big impact14 November 2022
The sale of Commemoratives, Fairings, Stevengraphs and Pot Lids at Historical & Collectable (24% buyer’s premium) included this rare pin cushion.
Five pieces of jewellery coming up at UK auctions14 November 2022
A look at upcoming jewellery auction lots
Gunbus could be an auction high flyer14 November 2022
This fine First World War silver presentation model of the Vickers FB5 or Gunbus was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company (London 1916).
A Mayfair menagerie at Noonans14 November 2022
The most famous firm of the many silversmiths in the German city of Hanau in the late 19th century was Neresheimer & Söhne.
Queen Victoria’s wolf gift14 November 2022
Queen Victoria gave many gifts to family, friends and servants, often commemorating notable events in her life.
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).
Tiffany presented with royal approval14 November 2022
This Tiffany Aesthetic movement silver-gilt pepperette is engraved with the presentation inscription Given by TRH Prince & Princess of Wales, Xmas 1879.
Previews: issue 256814 November 2022
A selection of 10 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Limerick ladle scoops £2500 bid14 November 2022
Irish Georgian silver made outside Dublin and Cork comes with significant rarity value
Top-selling Japanese inlaid cabinet stars in our pick of five auction highlights11 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.
Guilmet’s torpedo clock boat shoots away at auction07 November 2022
André Romain Guilmet’s industrial themed clocks, the epitome of Victorian ‘progress’, are an ever-popular series.
A Doulton Lambeth ceramic and a Victorian cake stand are among six lots to watch07 November 2022
With estimates from £200-3500, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Getty collection dispersed over four days of live auctions and six online sales07 November 2022
Dining at Ann and Gordon Getty’s sumptuous Californian residence can seldom have been dull.
Previews: issue 256707 November 2022
A selection of eight upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Top-selling 16th century Ottoman tile stars in our pick of six auction highlights04 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.
Why living up to one’s teapot now costs more31 October 2022
The 1882 Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Patience’ teapot has become a satirical emblem of the Aesthetic movement.