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.

Sunbury Antiques fair at Kempton Park Racecourse

Shops and antiques centres open doors again this week

12 April 2021

Antiques shops and centres, auction houses and outdoor markets will welcome customers back to their premises in England and Wales this week.

Stanley Gibbons Group

Coin auction houses end four-year joint venture

12 April 2021

London coin specialists Baldwin’s and St James’ Auctions have ended their tie-up after four years.

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Trophies from a Victorian family of England internationals

12 April 2021

Rogers Jones of Cardiff is selling an archive relating to a remarkable Victorian sporting dynasty on April 17.

Marcus Aurelius bust

Ritual bronzes unearthed in Yorkshire come to auction at Hansons

12 April 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes discovered by metal detectorists in North Yorkshire last year will be offered at auction.

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View of the Thames by Victorian artist stuns market with six-figure sum at Bonhams

12 April 2021

Lesser-known painter Alice Boyd emerges via Cheyne Walk at London auction

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An Omar Ramsden silver spoon and a Polar medal are among the six lots to watch at auction

12 April 2021

With estimates from £100-7000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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A very worthwhile exercise in auction value

12 April 2021

Manuscript demonstrating young lady’s educational achievements sells for £35,000

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Modernist market thrives for Grima and Gard

12 April 2021

Dawsons’ (23% buyer’s premium) dedicated Jewellery, Watches & Silver auction in Maidenhead on March 11 included two unusual signed pieces by flavour-of-the-month Andrew Grima (1921-2007).

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Mdina Glass and Leon Osman silver shine bright

12 April 2021

Michael Harris signature piece sells well at auction alongside Louis Osman silver spoons set

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Pick of the week: Apollino copy that stands up for itself

12 April 2021

This copy of the Uffizi’s Medici Apollo (Apollino) is signed for the Italian sculptor Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (c.1716-99).

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Why the Defiance should be remembered as well as the Alamo

12 April 2021

The story of the fall of the Alamo is familiar to many, even if only from a famous film version

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The £15,000 delft puzzle solved

12 April 2021

This particular form of English delft puzzle jug, with its distinctive knopped neck, seems to be peculiar to the second half of the 17th century.

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Storied jewels from Mountbatten

12 April 2021

Sotheby’s sold the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma at the end of last month.

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Beaton photos flourish in the saleroom

12 April 2021

When Cecil Beaton photographed the Wyndham-Quin sisters in 1950, he chose to copy both the setting and poses used 50 years earlier by John Singer Sargent in The Wyndham Sisters.

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Odysseus casts his gaze down on a tea-salon

12 April 2021

A cast zinc figure of Odysseus is one of the prominent works of art at the Prussian Sale that Lempertz is holding in Berlin on April 24.

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Royal jewels at Christie’s and Sotheby’s including a tiara that you can try on virtually

12 April 2021

A spectacular parure of sapphires and diamonds, from the collection of Napoleon’s adoptive daughter, Stephanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (1789-1860), is for sale at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 12.

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The gems of Rani Jindan offered at Bonhams

12 April 2021

The Islamic and Indian Art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25% buyer’s premium) in London on March 30 included this diamond and emerald set forehead pendant (chand-tikka) from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63).

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Sister act – Augustus John portraits

12 April 2021

Depiction of one McNeill sister sets a record while portrait of her sibling also appears at another auction

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Riddle of the jacket on Childers’ work

12 April 2021

Lack of a dust jacket is not always crucial to a high price, as Erskine Childers’ much-loved The Riddle of the Sands of 1903 shows.

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Renaissance herbal without equal

12 April 2021

The binding is an early 20th century one, and the very last leaf has been supplied as an autograph facsimile, but on March 17 the 1578 first English edition of Rembert Dodoens’ A Nievve Herball, or Historie of Plants shown here was bid to £3000.

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