Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
Macbeth collar found in a market24 October 2022
Glasgow School designer’s embroidered silk design instantly stood out in a box of fabric.
Previews: 256524 October 2022
Our weekly selection from salerooms.
Perfume burners and famous horse set the saleroom pace24 October 2022
Leading the sale of Fine Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks at Woolley & Wallis (25/12% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury on October 6 was a very fine pair of blue john and ormolu perfume burners by Matthew Boulton and John Fothergill.
Top selling bronze horse stars in our pick of five auction highlights21 October 2022
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a bronze cast based on one of the great Giambologna’s (1529-1608) favourite models that made over 25-times estimate in Somerset.
Controversial sale of original Troika moulds to finally go ahead17 October 2022
The original moulds from the Troika Pottery, kept in storage since the 1980s, come to auction at the end of this month.
Qing vase and Ming armchair make eight figure sums as bidders compete in Hong Kong17 October 2022
One boasted an illustrious ‘Fonthill heirloom’ provenance, the other a Hotung collection background
Classic English furniture from Al Thani collection returns to the saleroom17 October 2022
Icons of English furniture returned to the market when Sotheby’s Paris sold the contents from the Hôtel Lambert, a 17th century Parisian hôtel particulier on the Ile de La Cité.
Collection of Charles Darwin visiting cards coming to Essex auction17 October 2022
An album of 19 carte de visite portrait photographs of Charles Darwin is offered in Reeman Dansie’s Fine Art auction on November 8-9.
A model of the Sir John Betjeman statue from St Pancras station is among five lots to watch17 October 2022
With estimates from £1200-5000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Previews: issue 256417 October 2022
A selection of 12 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Chinese brush pot stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week14 October 2022
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a ‘Transitional period’ brush pot that made over 150-times estimate in Scotland.
Zoffany stages an unexpected return to auction10 October 2022
A little-known theatrical portrait painted by Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) towards the end of his career sold for £330,000 at auction in Dorset.
"It’s been my best week ever": Dealer’s Japanese armour takeaway earns a slap-up celebration ahead of Asian Art in London10 October 2022
David Thatcher’s display of Japanese armour at Asian Art in London will be much depleted – but for positive reasons.
Hefty price for Hans Coper vase sets fresh auction record10 October 2022
Premium-inclusive price in London just pips previous high for ceramicist Hans Coper.
Previews: issue 256310 October 2022
A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
A mystery Scottish family portrait is among five lots to watch10 October 2022
With estimates from £1000-40,000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Record gasoline sign escaped fate as a septic tank lid10 October 2022
Enthusiasts who feel British enamel advertising signs are becoming overpriced may spare a thought for collectors in the US.
Pick of the week: Honey seller from as early as 1620 marks a sweet success10 October 2022
Depictions of north Africa and the Middle East became commonplace in Western art as the Orientalist art movement reached its height in the 19th century.
Classic Lucie Rie footed bowl makes £33,00010 October 2022
A summer Design and Modern sale at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) included a small collection of ceramics by Dame Lucie Rie (1902- 95).
Focus on Chinese five-figure buys from the regions10 October 2022
Although catalogued as Kangxi period, an ovoid blue and white vase offered by Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium) on September 20 is a Transitional piece.