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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Saleroom with a view on Forster

13 September 2021

Author’s works were well represented in London auction that included a £24,000 surprise

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Swig from this if gripped by gout

13 September 2021

This 16in (39cm) mid-18th century saltglazed stoneware bottle has two relief moulded medallions to the shoulder.

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The first edition: Where are they now?

13 September 2021

Getting the first issue of ATG printed was not an easy task but many of the companies featured in it are still going strong today

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Gandhi’s digits make five figures

13 September 2021

One of the more unusual lots that I have encountered in recent times is a piece of card bearing the only known example of Mahatma Gandhi’s fingerprints.

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Derby duo ready for research

13 September 2021

Although apparently unmarked, this pair of twin-handled porcelain covered chocolate cups, covers and saucers are a Derby model from c.1790-95.

A five-piece altar garniture

Five-piece altar garniture became a family fixture

13 September 2021

This rare Qianlong mark and period gold-ground famille-rose five-piece altar garniture (wu gong) carries an estimate of $600,000-800,000 at Sotheby’s on September 21.

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Bidders recognise maiolica dish as three centuries older than catalogued

13 September 2021

Although catalogued as 19th century, this 10½in (27cm) maiolica dish is more probably 16th century.

A parcel gilt dish

Parcel gilt dish is headline lot of Christie’s Chinese sale

13 September 2021

Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on September 23 is headlined by this parcel gilt dish.

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Rome and India emerge in London

13 September 2021

Highlights of Chiswick Auctions earlier this summer

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The hat fits for Lutyens

13 September 2021

Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) designed a number of daring light fittings for his architectural projects – all of them rare and desirable objects.

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It must be Malta again

13 September 2021

Once again illustrating that few countries of origin have as great an impact on furniture prices as Malta, this 18th century commode sold for £6800 at Dawsons’ (23% buyer’s premium) July 29 Maidenhead sale.

Adam Partridge and Ridley Partridge

Going, going… no, just starting

13 September 2021

Seventeen-year-old auctioneer with familiar surname tells us about his first sales

A fine Japanese writing box and cover

Something to write home about

13 September 2021

A fine Japanese lacquer suzuribako (writing box and cover) is signed by the Edo-Meijii period lacquer artist Koma Kyuhaku.

A snuff bottle from 1925

Star of a snuff bottle collection

13 September 2021

Bonhams offers two private collections of Chinese snuff bottles on September 21.

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Art Market: Hardie and a Hockney triumph

13 September 2021

Drawing of renowned Scottish dealer by the artist reflected strong bond between the two

Gaganendranath Tagore picture

Tagore ink painting brings Indian summer

13 September 2021

A mount to an ‘Indian school’ ink wash offered by Cuttlestones in Penkridge on September 2 read simply 'G Tagore'.

An 18th century porcelain vase

Porcelain treats in store at Doyle

13 September 2021

Doyle’s Asian art auction in New York on September 20 will include porcelain from a collection assembled over many decades by department store heiress Sarah Belk Gambrell (1918-2020).

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Roger Fry stirs up Bloomsbury passions

13 September 2021

Works by Bloomsbury artists once again caused a stir at a recent Modern British art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5%) in London.

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Maltby Millennium chess set checks in at Ewbank’s

13 September 2021

The studio potter John Maltby (1936-2020) created this chess set shown right for the Millennium celebrations at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham.

Cy Twombly, Untitled 2007

Sotheby’s reveals consignment win via livestreamed video

10 September 2021

Sotheby’s chose to announce its winning of a prestigious consignment via a livestreamed video involving specialists across the US, Europe and Asia.

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