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Edinburgh auction offering a range of Scottish lots is good test of specific market strengths

04 September 2017

So much more successful than their 18th century forebears, today’s Jacobites go from strength to strength.

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Feline good in a Scottish saleroom

24 July 2017

August is traditionally the month when most of the auction world takes a breather. But in Scotland, where well-heeled holiday-makers tread, there is no let-up.

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Wemyss pigs raise their heads in Somerset

21 December 2012

The Wemyss factory in Fife has become almost exclusively associated with its distinctive, personable pottery pigs and Lawrences’ sale in Crewkerne on January 17 contains four pleasing porkers in various sizes and patterns.

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Wemyss comes up against a new sanity

30 August 2011

THE Edinburgh sales at Bonhams and Lyon & Turnbull in August both featured Wemyss wares, offering an opportunity to assess the current market.

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Wemyss piglet sells at Sotheby's Gleneagles

08 September 2004

RIGHT: although an undeniably rare beast, the super-cute sleeping Wemyss piglet, just 6 1/2in (16.5cm) long, has made a number of appearances at Sotheby's Gleneagles over the years.

The cat’s whiskers

21 November 2002

THE sale at Amersham Auction Rooms (15 per cent buyer’s premium) on October 3 had a number of items with collector appeal – none more so than this Wemyss cat, right, a speciality within a speciality. The vendors had no knowledge of the value of the 123/4in (32cm) black and grey cat but bidders at Buckinghamshire didn’t need the Wemyss Ware Made in England painted mark to the base to recognise it for what it was and the cat sold to a local dealer at £4000.