Latest News Articles by Terence Ryle
Street art: The inter-war version in ceramics23 May 2022
Popular figures were created in Chelsea by husband and wife duo Charles and Nell Vyse
Chaise longue value lies in the maker11 April 2022
Knowledgeable bidders spot a design by Owen Jones on offer in North Yorkshire
Rothschild name tempts bidders04 April 2022
Provenance adds cachet to a varied selection offered in regional sale after London first dibs
Catherine Southon tees off to a fine start in 202221 February 2022
Egyptian antiquities and Rolex are a hit in first sale of the year held at Surrey golf club
Oak sales revived in Suffolk14 February 2022
Specialist auctions staged in Stowmarket with expert input show encouraging signs
Solicitor’s sale reflects lifetime interest in West Country silver07 February 2022
A Plymouth solicitor’s lifetime appreciation of West Country silver was shared by enthusiastic bidders at Chilcotts’ (21% buyer’s premium) Honiton rooms.
‘Bulgari’ rescued from dressing-up box fate07 February 2022
Bidders backing their judgment sent two lots to 20-times estimates at Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) jewellery and silver sale
Egyptian king re-emerges for sale in Gloucestershire31 January 2022
Greywacke sculpture headlines a series of high-flying results including £66,000 double bass
From Bond to a snuff box: the Gilbert collections17 January 2022
Collections relating to leading British film director Lewis Gilbert (1920-2018) and his wife of 53 years Hylda (d.2005) provided very different lots for Billingshurst auction house Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).
Boxers fight their way to the top price level10 January 2022
Rarely do 19th century Staffordshire figures feature among the top-selling lots at auction these days but two bare-fist boxing champions did just that.
Rich pickings from Richmond remains10 January 2022
Left out of the Christie’s sale 20 years ago, but far from remnant-bag pieces, the 11 early needlework items from the Sir Frederick Richmond collection offered at Gildings (20% buyer’s premium) attracted keen interest from UK collectors and specialist dealers.
Castle keeps auctions interest going10 January 2022
Further lots from ancient country seat star alongside a stellar specialist collection.
Sitwell seat sells very well20 December 2021
Appeal of Weston Hall contents particularly enhanced by 20th century occupants
Newlyweds buying Victorian table create a positive feeling for the future22 November 2021
Most angles on the collecting spectrum were covered in Bamfords’ (24.75% buyer’s premium) three-day autumnal catalogue.
Portrait miniature buyers make Smart choices22 November 2021
In demand at home and abroad during his lifetime, the eminent miniaturist John Smart was an international draw at a trio of sales.
Playtime in the saleroom at Hartleys22 November 2021
Top names in their different fields, ages and markets, Wurlitzer and Armand Marseilles were the star makers at Hartleys (17.5% buyer’s premium).
Valuation brings home comfort15 November 2021
Anglo-Chinese huanghuali bureau cabinet was spotted just down the road from saleroom
Carpenter’s hits include chart toppers01 November 2021
Antarctic maps take highest prices in collection relating to key Terra Nova crew member
Musical monkey business proves an attractive ensemble01 November 2021
Eye-catching and ear-pleasing, this early example of a monkey chamber orchestra musical automaton picture was one of the star performers at Tennants’ (20% buyer premium) Scientific and Musical Instruments sale.
Steel string guitar strikes a cord in Lincolnshire auction01 November 2021
Bought in 1952 by a semi-pro Skegness musician who played with East Coast seaside entertainers, this steel string guitar got a big show of hands at Louth auction house John Taylors (18% buyer’s premium).