Nathaniel Mills snuff box in Oxfordshire

30 November 2012

This Nathaniel Mills presentation snuff box was given to Isambard K. Brunel and will be included in Jones & Jacob’s sale on December 5 in Watlington, Oxfordshire.


Queen Victoria’s stockings make a saleroom appearance

30 November 2012

A pair of Queen Victoria’s silk black stockings complete with royal monograms is up for sale at Holloway’s of Banbury on December 4.


Katz aims to boost underrated artist

30 November 2012

‘Peculiar’ and ‘eerie’ seem the best words to describe the works of Algernon Newton (1880-1968).


Cigar cutter at Mallett could be a perfect Christmas snip

30 November 2012

Mallett are about to celebrate their first Christmas in their lavish new home, Ely House in Dover Street, Mayfair, where they moved earlier this year when the rents and rates of nearby Bond Street became too much.


Christening cup with literary connections

29 November 2012

A gilt christening cup given by Lawrence of Arabia to the son of the real-life Peter Pan is to be sold at Sworders on December 4.


Two new dealers arrive at the World’s End

29 November 2012

If you walk down London’s King’s Road for long enough, until you have exhausted all of the high-street chains that now proliferate, you reach the ever so slightly grittier World’s End and the little enclave that is Langton Street.

New alliance for Miami fair as French dealers team up with David Lester

27 November 2012

The Florida organisers International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) have teamed up with the French dealer association Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA), organisers of the Paris Biennale, to launch a Miami fair in 2014.


Heal’s exhibition suite for sale

26 November 2012

In December, Wellers’ Guildford saleroom will offer a seminal suite of furniture by Ambrose Heal (1872-1959) consigned by a member of the family who purchased it at the turn of the 20th century.

Christie's win naming battle

26 November 2012

Christie’s have won a High Court bid in Hong Kong to prevent another auction house benefiting from using a name that was sufficiently close to theirs to cause confusion.


Masked robbery foiled by Hemswell centre staff

26 November 2012

A gang of robbers wearing ‘Halloween’ type masks and dressed all in black got more than they bargained for when staff at the well-known Hemswell Antiques Centre fought back to foil their raid.


George Eliot’s desk stolen

26 November 2012

A portable writing desk once owned by George Eliot is still missing after being stolen from Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery.

New appointments as Spink expand east and west

26 November 2012

Spink have announced a series of developments aimed at reinforcing the company’s global standing with a particular emphasis on New York.

Museums question arms treaty

26 November 2012

New rules could “virtually kill the movement of historic arms” between countries “stone dead” and have a drastic impact on military collections, according to the Museums Association (MA).

Cork Street on TV

26 November 2012

Two television programmes are in the pipeline to raise awareness of the ‘Save Cork Street’ campaign, as the Mayfair street’s art galleries continue their fight against redevelopment plans.


Yorkshire’s £2.6m toast to Asian series

26 November 2012

The toast of November’s clutch of Asian art sales was not to be found in London or Salisbury but in Leyburn.


Märklin takes pride of place in Trains Galore sale

23 November 2012

This Märklin 0 gauge 20 volt electric train is a model of the ‘Earl Marischal’ (no 2002), a LNER P2 Mikado 2-8-2 locomotive built in 1935 to pull passenger trains on the Edinburgh/Aberdeen line.


Oak box with Robert Burns inscription

23 November 2012

This carved oak box (with later leather case) is believed to have been the property of the poet Robert Burns and dates from his days as an exciseman.


Derby clockmakers stock goes under the hammer

23 November 2012

Hundreds of pieces of manufacturing equipment which have belonged to clockmakers Smith of Derby over the last 100 years are to be sold to make space at their site in Shropshire.


Eagle artwork at Comic Book Auctions

23 November 2012

This front-cover artwork board for the ‘Eagle’ will feature in Comic Book Auctions’ online sale which closes on November 27.


Asprey’s silver tray appears at Glasgow auction

23 November 2012

This hallmarked silver and ivory oval tray by Asprey of London is a highlight at McTear’s silver auction on November 27 in Glasgow.