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.

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Martin Brothers' wally birds on parade in New Jersey

16 September 2019

A single-owner collection of 27 pieces of Martin Brothers art pottery will be included in the Design sale series to be held by Rago auctions in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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Differing Defoes in single sale

16 September 2019

Very different works by Daniel Defoe featured in an online summer sale in London: one famous, the other far removed in its subject matter and probably little known.

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Auctioneers in South Cerney had a sense of huge interest

16 September 2019

One of the star turns in the summer sale in South Cerney of Martin Orsky’s wonderful library emerged towards the end of the day. This was a uniformly framed set of five stencil coloured woodcut broadsides, heightened with bodycolour and glitter and representing ‘The Five Senses’, sold at £30,000.

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Big in America: Regional auction houses’ latest moves lead our market review

16 September 2019

In the US (the world’s single biggest art market) just like in the UK (the world’s second largest), positives have been taken from the much-documented changing focus of the international auction houses.

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Yorkshire quartet in New York as Frank Meadow Sutcliffe photos offered at Swann

16 September 2019

Four works by the pioneering British photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) will feature in Swann Galleries’ sale of Photographs in New York on October 17.

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English country house, Virginia style at Bonhams

16 September 2019

Bonhams is to sell the Eric Steiner collection in its Los Angeles rooms on October 10, under the title The Contents of a Virginian Country House.

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Courageous bids on a pale ale horse painting at Woolley & Wallis

16 September 2019

Reinagle’s equine portrait painted in Reading brewery brings £15,000 at Salisbury sale

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Movements in the market – for property and art

16 September 2019

A busier than usual summer for the local housing market appeared to boost both vendor consignments and bidding at Market Harborough auctioneers Gildings (18% buyer’s premium).

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Obituary: Valuer and auctioneer Jane Anderson (1950-2019)

16 September 2019

Valuer Jane Anderson, who died in January this year, joined Berkhamsted Auction Rooms as a secretary in the early 1980s and quickly progressed to the role of manager and auctioneer. She was one of only a handful of women auctioneers in the 1980s.

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Coinex returns for five-star treatment

16 September 2019

Coinex, the British Numismatic Trade Association’s annual showpiece fair, returns on September 27-28.

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On the scent of Emms - sporting scene hunted out at auction

16 September 2019

It was while working as a studio assistant to Lord Leighton in the early 1860s that John Emms (1841-1912) travelled to Lyndhurst in the New Forest, a trip that would define his career as a painter of dog portraits and sporting scenes.

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Doyle stages latest sale of canine and sporting art

16 September 2019

The Dogs in Art sale is a regular fixture in Doyle’s calendar.

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Buyer has no fear of the unknown as pocket globe leads Exeter auction

16 September 2019

A pocket globe with some areas still a mystery leads a maritime auction at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

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Late career portrait by Jean-Baptiste Greuze emerges at Skinner

16 September 2019

A portrait of an unidentified young man by the 18th century French artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) will feature in the auction to be held by Skinner in Boston on September 27.

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Ivory nutcrackers could become a museum piece

16 September 2019

Entered by a vendor who hated them, a pair of 6in (15.5cm) long 19th century nutcrackers reflected in their way two different aspects of auctioneering today: how smaller country firms see their future and what will happen to antique ivory items when most of the trade in them is banned.

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Freeman’s of Philadelphia moves to modern salerooms

14 September 2019

America’s venerable auction house is relocating to contemporary gallery and auction room space.

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Christie’s launches young collectors club to attract new buyers to the art world

13 September 2019

Christie’s Education has launched The Young Collectors Club to help enthusiastic young art lovers to increase their knowledge and collections.

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‘Stolen’ Joshua Reynolds portrait at centre of controversy between UK family and Japanese museum

12 September 2019

A Japanese museum has claimed it bought a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds “in good faith and without fault from a respectable art dealer” after it was identified as being stolen from a UK stately home.

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Two collections from celebrated interior designers to be offered at auctions at Bonhams this autumn

12 September 2019

A collection from interior designer and socialite Nicky Haslam and another from decorator and dealer Christopher Hodsoll will be offered at auction at Bonhams London.

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Miniature sedan chair by Fabergé takes £380,000 at Cotswold auction

11 September 2019

A model of a sedan chair by Fabergé made of gold, jade and rock crystal was sold at an auction in Gloucestershire for £380,000 to a bidder on the phone.

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