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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Baltimore jug chased by bidders at Bonhams

14 November 2022

Full-blown repoussé ornamentation defined Baltimore silver in the antebellum period.

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Recognition of pedal power

14 November 2022

The auction at Roseberys London on November 17 includes, estimated at £600-1000, this Victorian silver trophy made by Edward Ker Reid (London, 1864).

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Splash out on a boating trophy

14 November 2022

The sale of maritime antiques at Charles Miller (24% buyer’s premium) in London on November 1 included a number of silver boating trophies from the Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Portsmouth – most of them well received by the collecting audience.

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A Rothschild with a passion for horses

14 November 2022

Dreweatts’ November 23 sale includes jewels from the collection of Renée Louise Marie de Rothschild (1927-2015).

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Singer machine makes over 20 times estimate in Chippenham

14 November 2022

The Singer 222K Featherweight is rated as one of the best sewing machines ever made.

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Five pieces of jewellery coming up at UK auctions

14 November 2022

A look at upcoming jewellery auction lots

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Watches: stylish options from the 60s-70s

14 November 2022

Era of pop art and protests also brought fresh design beyond the earlier ‘tool’ template

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Best of British courtesy of Leahy

14 November 2022

Anglophile American lawyer’s excellent and extensive collection is sold in New York.

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Gunbus could be an auction high flyer

14 November 2022

This fine First World War silver presentation model of the Vickers FB5 or Gunbus was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company (London 1916).

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A Mayfair menagerie at Noonans

14 November 2022

The most famous firm of the many silversmiths in the German city of Hanau in the late 19th century was Neresheimer & Söhne.

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Photos of Himalayan heights draw plenty of attention in Canterbury

14 November 2022

Henry Lee Shuttleworth (1882- 1960) worked for many years in the Indian Civil Service.

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Queen Victoria’s wolf gift

14 November 2022

Queen Victoria gave many gifts to family, friends and servants, often commemorating notable events in her life.

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Pick of the week: Court dwarf’s trousers – or just a tall story?

14 November 2022

This pair of trousers, sold for £7500 in Essex on November 9, was thought to have been worn by the 17th century court dwarf Sir Jeffrey Hudson (1619-82).

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Tiffany presented with royal approval

14 November 2022

This Tiffany Aesthetic movement silver-gilt pepperette is engraved with the presentation inscription Given by TRH Prince & Princess of Wales, Xmas 1879.

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Goodwin buyer ahead of the game

14 November 2022

Tory politician acquired the artist’s watercolours before London dealer raised the profile

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Sheila Fell is ‘on the crest of a wave’, says auctioneer

14 November 2022

Outside the John Patten collection at Lawrences of Crewkerne on October 12 were several other good-quality pictures boosting the bottom line.

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Limerick ladle scoops £2500 bid

14 November 2022

Irish Georgian silver made outside Dublin and Cork comes with significant rarity value

Japanese cabinet

Top-selling Japanese inlaid cabinet stars in our pick of five auction highlights

11 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a cabinet in the form of a traditional Japanese timber building that made nearly 10-times estimate.

Christie's auction New York saleroom

Paul Allen collection makes history as Christie’s hosts world’s first billion dollar auction

10 November 2022

Setting an all-time high for a single-owner collection, the auction of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection at Christie’s New York raised an extraordinary $1.62bn (£1.42bn) including premium.

Paul Follot tea set

Rare Wedgwood Art Deco tea set and drawings by French designer Paul Follot bought by V&A

10 November 2022

A Wedgwood Art Deco tea and coffee set and the original design drawings by Paul Follot (1877-1941) have been bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum and put on display at the World of Wedgwood museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

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