Auctioneers

The auction process is a key part of the secondary art and antiques market.

Firms of auctioneers usually specialise in a number of fields such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings, Asian art or coins but many also hold general sales where the goods available are not defined by a particular genre and are usually lower in value.

Auctioneers often provide other services such as probate and insurance valuations.

Charles de Temple ring

Charles de Temple ‘Bond’ ring stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

30 September 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a modernist ring linked to a Bond film that made over twice its estimate in London.

Manuscript

Bath astronomy museum to raise £108,000 to buy manuscript via Christie’s private sale

28 September 2022

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath has launched a fundraising campaign to buy a Caroline Herschel memoir.

Emma Ward

A new art dealer, auction house and a book – updates from across the world of art and antiques

27 September 2022

New faces at Lyon & Turnbull, Hansons plus a newly launched art dealership and a new auction house are among the latest Movers & Shakers news.

VC medal

Pick of the week: Kavanagh VC takes auction record sum

26 September 2022

The first civilian Victoria Cross of just five to be awarded has sold for an auction record hammer price of £750,000 at London saleroom Noonans.

The Last Sight of Fiammetta

‘Unknown’ Stillman is now an artist on the rise after auction success

26 September 2022

Although largely still an unknown outside the Victorian art world, the second-generation Pre-Raphaelite painter Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) was a cherished member of the circle as model, muse, student and ultimately colleague.

Cockney Rebel tour costume

An auction result to make a Cockney Rebel smile

26 September 2022

The Lacy Scott & Knight Music, Film & Sport Memorabilia auction on September 16 included over 40 lots consigned by singer and 1970s rock band Cockney Rebel frontman Steve Harley.

Simon Hucker

Modern and Contemporary specialist to head Lyon & Turnbull sale

26 September 2022

Auction house Lyon & Turnbull is to add a new sale to its London calendar led by newly appointed Modern & Contemporary art specialist Simon Hucker.

img_22-1.jpg

Single-owner collection takes Root in Bath instead of clinging on to London hotbed

26 September 2022

Does the Contemporary art auction market need levelling up?

img_24-1.jpg

Wirth-Miller proves his worth in the saleroom

26 September 2022

Two abstract landscapes by Denis Wirth-Miller (1915-2010) were among the works in demand at the latest Post-War and Contemporary art sale held at Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh.

img_78-1.jpg

SOFAA crew back on board at yacht club

26 September 2022

Auctioneers and their guests headed to the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers’ (SOFAA) dinner held recently at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge.

img_24-4.jpg

Hambling and Long on offer

26 September 2022

Five works by Maggi Hambling (b.1945) will be offered at Cambridge saleroom Cheffins on October 27.

img_25-1.jpg

Bidders on Kew for the chance to buy a Berg

26 September 2022

Modern and Contemporary art was one of the sectors that seemed to experience an uplift of interest during the lockdown as people had more time to search online for works they like.

img_42-3.jpg

In the frame: Collectors and film prop buyers are among those boosting the market for antique picture frames

26 September 2022

Usually overshadowed by the art that lies within, it is often forgotten that frames themselves can be a fundamental part of the overall value.

img_25-2.jpg

Arnup destined to sculpt

26 September 2022

Apparently Sally Arnup (1930-2015) knew she was going to be a sculptor from the age of five – taking a shed in the family garden as a studio.

img_18-1.jpg

WG Grace bowls over bidders

26 September 2022

Two albums of photographs taken by fellow cricketer and friend pitch in at four-figure sum.

img_39-1.jpg

Frame game: Parker Fine Art Auctions

26 September 2022

“Parker has created the first regular frames auction with a dedicated catalogue in more than 10 years. It is great to see.”

img_18-5.jpg

Plath’s dedicated poems take colossal price

26 September 2022

Inscribed to her husband and fellow poet, Ted Hughes, the dedication copy of the first and only collection of Sylvia Plath’s verses to be published in her lifetime, The Colossus and other Poems, sold for a record £75,000.

img_56-2.jpg

Second slice of de Marteau collection comes up in Paris

26 September 2022

Following on from its first dispersal of works from the collection of dealer and collector Claude de Marteau held by Bonhams in Paris this June, the second sale takes place in the French capital on October 4, held by Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr.

img_14-1.jpg

Plenty of life in Lowesoft tablets

26 September 2022

Distinctive plaques made to mark births are unique to the Suffolk town’s porcelain factory.

img_19-1.jpg

Reese: mad about Melville

26 September 2022

The latest in a series of auctions to draw on the private library of one of the more prominent antiquarian book dealers of his generation, William S Reese (1955-2018), ran from September 1-14 at Christie’s New York (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium).

News

Categories