Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
A Grand Tour marble and an early Whitechapel Foundry bronze are among six lots to watch26 September 2022
With estimates from £300-40,000 here are six previews of upcoming items.
Plenty of life in Lowesoft tablets26 September 2022
Distinctive plaques made to mark births are unique to the Suffolk town’s porcelain factory.
Previews: issue 256126 September 2022
Our weekly selection from salerooms.
Minton fungi and foxes tureen hunted down26 September 2022
The Minton ‘fungi and foxes’ tureen is among the rarest of all majolica game pie dishes.
Trio sought after in specialised areas26 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.
Go ape about a mustard pot26 September 2022
Novelty condiment sets inspired by the far reaches of the British Empire are a feature of Victorian silver.
The fish course is served24 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.
Blue and white Chinese vase stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights23 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.
Spry in full bloom as 1953 Coronation vase brings record19 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.
Zoffany on the stage comes to Dorset auction19 September 2022
This little-known theatrical portrait was painted in 1796 by Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) towards the end of his career.
Pick of the week: A collecting passion set in stone19 September 2022
Florentine pietra dura animal panels from home of art dealer Sir Jack Mervyn Frank Baer take six-figure sum.
Dated Lowestoft mug smokes £17,000 at auction19 September 2022
The most desirable pieces of Lowestoft porcelain are typically the documentary pieces decorated with East Anglian scenes.
Previews: issue 256019 September 2022
Our weekly selection from salerooms.
Propaganda playing cards star in our latest pick of five auction highlights16 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.
Bidders embrace best of Lalla’s Wedgwood Arts and Crafts revival12 September 2022
This large 21in (54cm) early 20th century Arts and Crafts charger was painted by Louise Powell (1865-1956) for Wedgwood.
Pick of the week: Collector bids for Saint George and George Forsyth12 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.
Autumn auction season begins with deep seated interest in Scottish sofas12 September 2022
Pairs of Regency sofas brought some very comfortable sums at two Scottish auction houses as the autumn season began last week.
A Georgian brooch to commemorate Halley’s Comet is among five lots to watch12 September 2022
With estimates from £200, here are five previews of upcoming items.
‘The King of Desks’ comes to the UK12 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.
Coins: BNTA's London showpiece event Coinex returns12 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.