Latest News Articles by Terence Ryle
Travelling? Keep an eye on the Cartier time06 November 2023
Outstanding among a number of famous names at Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) quarterly Jewellery and Watch sale was that of Cartier.
Gatehouse panels greeted visitors to earl’s new country seat06 November 2023
Hugely decorative, impeccably provenanced and selling at an impressive sum, a pair of moulded relief panels were another of autumn’s Coade stone stars
Sundial displays Coade stone qualities06 November 2023
Figure dating from 1792 demonstrates the advantages of the influential artificial stone used
Moorcroft offers multiple charms for collectors21 August 2023
With its long and varied production lines Moorcroft remains a stalwart of Design auctions.
Snuff mull rams in at more than 30 times top estimate21 August 2023
The best of nine snuff mulls consigned by a titled long-standing client to Minster Auctions (16% buyer’s premium) was a treen example carved as a ram’s head with glass eyes.
Unusual styles at the sharp end: needlework pictures and paper cuts07 August 2023
Do embroidery and cut-paper pictures count as art? Bidders certainly appreciate their expertise
Monk has a beer – no wonder he’s merry07 August 2023
Stand-out original among the 76 pieces from Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson’s workshops offered at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) 20th Century Design auction was a carved oak monk sold with its working drawing.
Royal Worcester by renowned designer George Owen doubles up at auction10 July 2023
Classic examples of distinctive porcelain take four-figure sums in Gloucestershire
Very desirable, very Moorish10 July 2023
Furniture attributable to Gillows demonstrates demand for desirable pieces
Persian bowl tempts two bidders into sale day battle10 July 2023
Catalogued as ‘possibly 17th century Safavid’, a Persian copper pedestal bowl offered at Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) was undoubtedly a fine example of the great dynasty (1501-1736) as far as specialist bidders were concerned.
You shouldn’t lose your marbles – they could be worth thousands03 July 2023
Vendor finds glass marbles are worth more than expected as they make surprise four-figure sums in Bury St Edmunds
Royal Worcester artist Baldwyn goes green03 July 2023
Painted by one of Royal Worcester’s finest artists and one of only three green examples known to the knowledgeable buyer, this vase and cover was the focus and prize of Cromwells’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale.
Cumbrian house packed full of Mouseman22 May 2023
The 33 pieces of ‘Mouseman’ furniture on offer at Carlisle auction house Thomson Roddick (20% buyer’s premium) all came from a Cumbrian Georgian country house where they had been since at least before 1950.
Vesta micromosaic panel lights up a sale22 May 2023
Popular since they were first bought by Grand Tourists visiting Italy, this early 19th century micromosaic panel was a particularly fine example.
Snake cup buyer takes a £4000 bite22 May 2023
While some of the gloss has been taken off the market, the best pre-revolutionary Russian craftsmanship remains attractive to international collectors.
Lawrence of Arabia replies to lucky Archie22 May 2023
The standout signature to an autograph album compiled by a boy scout in 1919 was that of Lawrence of Arabia.
Casts of garden urns designed for Versailles offered in Oxfordshire22 May 2023
In a style admired in the gardens at Versailles and at a House & Garden sale in Abingdon, a pair of urns after those created for Louis XIV’s great project led the field at Mallams (25% buyer’s premium).
Gratitude for ‘zeal and intredipity’ in attacking women and children15 May 2023
A hero to the establishment in 1819 but a villain to the common man then and to everyone today, William Scholes Withington was back in favour at Cambridge.
Detective work sheds some light on a £75,000 chandelier08 May 2023
Investigation by saleroom specialist pays off as Castle Howard connection helps a chandelier to impress
Rare banknote was worth a bit more than fifty quid06 March 2023
Early example note from Sir Christopher Wren issue takes group lot to high four figure price