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1) Peach of a lot consigned in a plastic bag attracts 100 bids

Very much to current collecting taste, this ‘peach bloom’ saucer dish had a six-character Yongzheng seal mark to the base and was thought to be of the period.


‘Peach bloom’ saucer dish – £11,500 at Batemans.

2) Republican pieces spotted within lots of plates

Aficionados of later Chinese porcelain who happened to stumble on a lot of ‘collector’s plates’ at an auction in Lincoln would have been excited to spot two fine artist-signed Republic period pieces.


Two fine artist-signed Republic period pieces among a larger lot – £8500 at Unique Auctions.

3) Bracelet worn by Princess Margaret in Cecil Beaton photo comes to auction in London

An Art Deco cultured pearl and diamond bracelet owned by Princess Margaret and worn for her 19th birthday photograph taken by Cecil Beaton in 1949 is coming up for sale.

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Princess Margaret photographed by Cecil Beaton wearing the Art Deco cultured pearl and diamond bracelet estimated at £30,000-40,000 in the Dix Noonan Webb auction on September 14.

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4) Record for Kyffin Williams as buyer’s childhood memories of Anglesey village prompt £62,000 bid at Rogers Jones auction

Welsh auction house Rogers Jones has broken its own record for a work by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006).

‘Ynys Mon’ by Sir Kyffin Williams

‘Ynys Mon’ by Sir Kyffin Williams – a record £62,000 at Rogers Jones.

5) Outstanding iron model of a hawk stars in our pick of six auction highlights

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes included a rare jizai okimono of a hawk that sold above estimate in Salisbury.

Iron jizai okimono of a hawk

Iron jizai okimono of a hawk – £42,000 at Woolley & Wallis.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period July 29-August 4, 2021.