Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell

img_37-4.jpg

A Grand Tour marble and an early Whitechapel Foundry bronze are among six lots to watch

26 September 2022

With estimates from £300-40,000 here are six previews of upcoming items.

img_14-1.jpg

Plenty of life in Lowesoft tablets

26 September 2022

Distinctive plaques made to mark births are unique to the Suffolk town’s porcelain factory.

img_32-1.jpg

Previews: issue 2561

26 September 2022

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

img_15-1.jpg

Minton fungi and foxes tureen hunted down

26 September 2022

The Minton ‘fungi and foxes’ tureen is among the rarest of all majolica game pie dishes.

img_15-3.jpg

Trio sought after in specialised areas

26 September 2022

The sales at Stride & Son (21.6% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Chichester on September 1-2 included a trio of avidly contested items, each a rarity in three highly specialised collecting areas.

img_15-6.jpg

Go ape about a mustard pot

26 September 2022

Novelty condiment sets inspired by the far reaches of the British Empire are a feature of Victorian silver.

img_55-1.jpg

The fish course is served

24 September 2022

This 14-piece Rosenthal porcelain fish service dating from the early 20th century will be included in Fontaine’s Fine and Decorative Arts sale.

Vase

Blue and white Chinese vase stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

23 September 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Transitional Jingdezhen porcelain vase that made over 24-times estimate in Essex.

Constance Spry vase

Spry in full bloom as 1953 Coronation vase brings record

19 September 2022

In 1936 society florist Constance Spry (1886-1960) collaborated with the stage designer Oliver Messel (1904-78) and the Fulham Pottery to produce planters for the coronation of Edward VIII.

The Beggar

Zoffany on the stage comes to Dorset auction

19 September 2022

This little-known theatrical portrait was painted in 1796 by Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) towards the end of his career.

Pietra dura animal panels

Pick of the week: A collecting passion set in stone

19 September 2022

Florentine pietra dura animal panels from home of art dealer Sir Jack Mervyn Frank Baer take six-figure sum.

Lowestoft mug

Dated Lowestoft mug smokes £17,000 at auction

19 September 2022

The most desirable pieces of Lowestoft porcelain are typically the documentary pieces decorated with East Anglian scenes.

img_36-1.jpg

Previews: issue 2560

19 September 2022

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

Cards

Propaganda playing cards star in our latest pick of five auction highlights

16 September 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a set of 52 playing cards that made over four-times estimate in Gloucestershire.

Louise Powell charger

Bidders embrace best of Lalla’s Wedgwood Arts and Crafts revival

12 September 2022

This large 21in (54cm) early 20th century Arts and Crafts charger was painted by Louise Powell (1865-1956) for Wedgwood.

Plaster panel

Pick of the week: Collector bids for Saint George and George Forsyth

12 September 2022

This ‘St George and the Dragon’ Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian plaster panel came for sale at Gildings in Market Harborough by descent from Abraham Lomax.

Giltwood chaise

Autumn auction season begins with deep seated interest in Scottish sofas

12 September 2022

Pairs of Regency sofas brought some very comfortable sums at two Scottish auction houses as the autumn season began last week.

Halley’s comet brooch

A Georgian brooch to commemorate Halley’s Comet is among five lots to watch

12 September 2022

With estimates from £200, here are five previews of upcoming items.

img_21-3.jpg

‘The King of Desks’ comes to the UK

12 September 2022

A recent sale at Mander Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury was topped by this textbook example of late 19th century American furniture: the Wooton secretaire desk.

img_16-2.jpg

Coins: BNTA's London showpiece event Coinex returns

12 September 2022

Coinex, the most important event on the British calender for many serious coin collectors, opens at the Biltmore Hotel in Mayfair on September 23-24.