Latest News Articles by Terence Ryle
Chinese ritual wine vessel has considerable animal attraction05 July 2021
Based on Warring States (475-225BC) archetypes, archaistic bronze ritual wine vessels, zun, formed as tapirs became popular during the Northern Song period, remained so through to the Qing dynasty, and are major draws in Western salerooms today.
Collector's guests at Georgian-themed dinners turn out for dispersal at Suffolk auction28 June 2021
Richard Miller (1947-2018) was a man with many interests and a good eye.
Marble and so much Moore21 June 2021
Polymath Gerald Moore’s collection and his own artwork both attract bidders as Summers Place saleroom returns to action
Opium pipe blows away estimate in auction of Finch collection21 June 2021
A tobacco pipe which opened the series and an opium one which ended it – interspersed by a cigar stub – met keen demand at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).
From portraits to kitchen china: Dewlish House auction24 May 2021
Dewlish House yields ‘good old-fashioned house sale with everything on offer’
Kinghams showcases British art pottery in new venue17 May 2021
Second sale since auction house move and name change is a British art pottery success
Porter’s oak chair for guarding in comfort brings strong bidding at Batemans17 May 2021
Intended to keep servants warm in the draughty watches of day and night at the entrances to grand houses, this porter’s chair was bought at Christie’s in 1989 and used in the vendor’s living room ever since.
Furniture prices looking good in Berkshire auction03 May 2021
Fifteen furniture lots make five-figure sums as Dreweatts bidders show encouraging confidence
Chelsea teapot takes £14,000 bid03 May 2021
This unmarked teapot and cover, offered by Dreweatts, dates from the first decade of porcelain production at the Chelsea factory.
Tudor connection chewed over26 April 2021
Armorial head linked to the palaces of Henry VIII when he was married to Anne Boleyn.
Two single-owner collections of Orientalists works highlight Sussex sale with worldwide appeal19 April 2021
Two English Orientalists made the biggest impression at a recent sale at Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Lewes.
Galway silver shines in Lewes auction19 April 2021
The West as well as the East made a major contribution to the success of Gorringe’s £1m sale on March 30 where, overall, 86% of the 593 lots sold.
Treen captures the imagination at Doncaster auction22 March 2021
On themes from Brighton Pavilion to a cat’s backside, well-known collection creates a stir
Obesity crisis? But not in the saleroom it seems…15 March 2021
Entered from the estate of an Ipswich craftsman-hobbyist, the corpulent figures shown below were two of his 144 wood carvings which met unexpected demand.
Silver: Sale in Devon hots up with a Charles II brazier15 March 2021
Bolstered by a strong melt price of over £15 an ounce, domestic silver hollowwares and flatwares are selling strongly. However, it is the pieces of collectable value – novelties, provincial rarities and the work of the best Georgian, Regency and Victorian smiths – that continue to perform best in the market
Furniture from across the centuries offers contrasting styles to bidders08 March 2021
Traditional 18th century styles rub shoulders with stand-out Modern design in regional sales
Table linked to ‘Diamond King and the King of Siam’08 March 2021
This eye-catching 19th century Ceylonese ebony and inlaid breakfast table came with intriguing stories about its provenance in an auction catalogue.
Elkington Paradise found but not at silver price level08 March 2021
If the famous image of the Milton Shield by Elkington and its £800-1200 estimate drew a double-take at a recent auction, there was good reason.
Commode inspired by Anglo-French influence heads impressive Chichester sale01 March 2021
In a sale that yielded quality and surprises in most sections, the major talking points at Stride & Son (18% buyer’s premium) were provided by two pieces of furniture. Emerging from the same house and given here-to-sell estimates, both achieved five-figure results.
Doucai cups bring international bids to defy damage issues01 March 2021
In poor condition but made in the coveted Yongzheng (1722-1735) period, this pair of Doucai porcelain cups attracted bids from China, Canada, Scandinavia and Spain as well as the UK.