Latest News Articles by Terence Ryle
Eclectic clocks chime with bidders11 November 2019
Array of styles from traditional and electrical to atmospheric attracts Continental interest,
And here’s to you, Francis Robinson11 November 2019
Among the top-priced clocks sold in October was a rare late-17th/early-18th century musical bracket clock by Francis Robinson of London.
Fans coveted in Yorkshire and Guernsey11 November 2019
The impact of institutions on the collector-dominated market in fans was witnessed when the best-seller at a dedicated Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) auction went to a museum.
Mystery lamp could be a Clanny11 November 2019
Well placed in Tyne & Wear to receive a number of miners’ safety lamps from the old Durham and Northumberland coalfields, Boldon Auction Galleries (17.5% buyer’s premium) was presented with something of a mystery in the form of the lamp pictured here.
Seat of power: Churchill maquette11 November 2019
Less familiar than some of the busts and maquettes of Winston Churchill by Oscar Nemon (1906-85) was this bronze resin maquette, below, offered at Catherine Southon’s (18% buyer’s premium) sale in Selsdon, Surrey.
Spotlight on the design process04 November 2019
Ceramics, furniture, glass and figure highlights from a range of sales under same banner.
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: An Aussie name to watch04 November 2019
A buoyant specialist subject in its own right, studio pottery appeared at a number of the recent Design sales with material by major British names selling in the expected low four-figure range.
Powell stained glass panels shine in sale28 October 2019
As part of a House & Garden sale, the top-seller at Mallams (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Abingdon was a set of six stained-glass panels by James Powell & Sons of Whitefriars.
Austin pedal car trundles into Cheshire saleroom28 October 2019
As one of the most meticulously made pedal cars ever produced, the Austin J40 is always a target when it comes to auction.
Pankhurst’s angelic skills as tea service brings demand28 October 2019
Designed for the Suffragette movement by Sylvia Pankhurst, a 19-piece tea service was the star at Halls’ (20%) buyer’s premium) sale in Shrewsbury.
Music box tunes in at 20-times guide28 October 2019
Selling at some 20 times the estimate, a 19th century mahogany-cased music box was the surprise success at Batemans’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Stamford on October 5.
Celtic medal to club legend sells in Glasgow28 October 2019
A reminder of football’s early days, when huge crowds watched teams from the Scottish league playing counterparts from England, this 15ct gold medal with enamelled Scottish lion rampant was a hit when offered in its spiritual home of Glasgow by McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium).
Timely look at the clocks market28 October 2019
Latest sales give a snapshot of what collectors are looking for amid different styles and eras
Post rarity delivers a £24,000 result28 October 2019
Having stood at Guernsey airport from 1946-81, the island post box shown below came out of storage in 1988 for presentation to the late politician and lawyer Roger Perrot who died earlier this year.
Strong private buying helps to fuel high hammer total and selling rate in Nottingham14 October 2019
Nottingham auction house Mellors & Kirk (20% buyer’s premium) added to the cautiously feel-good mood created by some highly successful autumn sales in the provinces when strong private buying brought impressive results across the board.
Icons with Schellenberg provenance07 October 2019
Pitched at £200-300, this Russian diptych icon shown below triggered wide pre-sale Russian and East European interest ahead of Elstob & Elstob’s 20% buyer’s premium) sale at Bedale.
Marks makes vendor happy on a modest estimate07 October 2019
The catalogue description correctly read ‘Art Nouveau silver powder bowl by Gilbert Marks, hallmark London 1900, weight approx 8.79oz, 273.4gms, decorated with stylised thistles repousse’.
Great medals for a debut auction07 October 2019
A fine private collection amassed in the 1960s provided the base for the inaugural Russian Coins & Historical Medals sale held by Dix Noonan Webb (24% buyer’s premium).
Trophy is a knock-out buy07 October 2019
Punching well above its weight, a 9ct gold Lonsdale Championship boxing trophy presented to legendary Glaswegian champion Benny Lynch was the top draw at Fellows’ (23% buyer’s premium) sale in Birmingham.
Alan Peters record set in saleroom07 October 2019
Underlining the market move from antique furniture to 20th century craftsman design, a 1982-83 chest of drawers set a record for a work by Alan Peters at the Modern British Living sale at Mallams (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Cheltenham.