Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
An Art Deco cabinet, a Lalique car mascot and a Christopher Dresser tea set are among 10 lots to watch at auction25 January 2021
With estimates from £100-80,000 here are 10 previews of upcoming items this week.
The stuff of collectors’ dreams25 January 2021
Cases of Australian animals stand out among a family home taxidermy treasure trove
Auction previews: issue 247725 January 2021
A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Silk Road leads to London25 January 2021
The form of this 2ft (61cm) high Tang dynasty (618-907) pottery figure of a Bactrian camel and rider points towards the Silk Road.
Four brothers who were handy in the watches market25 January 2021
The Swiss maker Bovet Fleurier, chartered on May 1, 1822, in London as one of first watch companies to do business in China.
Rare view reveals Dum Dum, 184725 January 2021
The final part of dealer Jack Webb's collection displayed his passion for military photographs, especially daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and cartes de visite.
Hokusai print, 18th century racehorse portraits and 1920s fountain pen are among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes22 January 2021
ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a one of only two known copies of James Roberts’ ‘The Sportsman’s Pocket Companion’.
Pick of the week: Aroma therapy – the c.1800 perfumes concealed in a book18 January 2021
The luxury perfumery l’Officina Profuma Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence is considered the oldest pharmacy in the world.
An Art Nouveau brooch and a Charles II pewter candlestick are among seven lots to watch at auction18 January 2021
With estimates from £150-12,000 here are seven previews of upcoming items this week.
Auction previews: issue 247618 January 2021
A selection of 18 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Silver selection: Magna Carta sculptural group shines at Hansons18 January 2021
‘Exceptional’ Victorian piece that made £56,000 leads a look at recent notable sale results.
Two 'exceptional' tribal vessels sold on the same day at different sales18 January 2021
Two exceptional examples of ethnographic art – one from the north-west coast of America, the other for Polynesia – sold in the UK regions last month.
Hit the Deck for Orientalism18 January 2021
This Mamluk-style pottery basin decorated with a band of kufic script is in fact the creation of ‘father of art pottery’ Frenchman Theodore Deck (1823-91).
Jewellery: Demand for quality antique and vintage pieces remains high in 202118 January 2021
Covid-19 has played havoc with the jewellery fairs and auction calendar but it has done little to dull the appetite for quality antique and vintage pieces.
Souvenir suitable for a Jacobite18 January 2021
These Jacobite roundels carry the portraits of Charles Edward Stuart (1720-88) and his brother Henry Benedict Stuart (1725-1807).
Waterfall bookcases flow well at auction18 January 2021
The sale at W&H Peacock (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Bedford on January 1 included, estimated at £200-300, this pair of mahogany waterfall-style bookcases.
Victorian silver salts on offer in Florida18 January 2021
The Palm Beach Collections sale at Hindman in Florida on January 25 includes this set of four Victorian silver figural salts by E&J Barnard (London 1866).
Ancient pottery camel figure stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights15 January 2021
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Tang dynasty (618-907) pottery figure of a Bactrian camel and rider that went four times over estimate.
Open Art Fair appeals court ruling on stand fee11 January 2021
The organiser of The Open Art Fair is to appeal a small claims court ruling that said two dealers need pay only part of their stand fee as the event was cut short.
A true mouse man carving comes to auction in Yorkshire11 January 2021
The highlight of a private collection of Robert Thompson oak carvings to be offered by Tennants on March 6 is this curious anthropomorphic figure of the ‘Mouseman of Kilburn’.