Bellmans

Bellmans is an auction house operating from salerooms in Winchester, Hampshire and Wisborough Green, West Sussex. Managing director Jonathan Pratt holds valuation events in both the local areas as well as from an office in central London.

Bellmans hold regular antiques and interiors auctions offering items including silver, jewellery, Oriental works of art, furniture and garden statuary.


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Bellmans hit a Purple patch with Arts and Crafts collection

01 March 2024

A group of Arts & Crafts jewellery from the collection of the late dealers Anthony Gardner and Michael Becker will be sold by Sussex auction house Bellmans in April.

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Italian tazzae take top prices as part of Belgravia selection

12 February 2024

The first part of a sale offering the contents of a house on Belgrave Square went under the hammer at Bellmans (25% buyer’s premium).

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Get into the ceramics groove: second slice of the Seymour Stein collection

02 October 2023

Collector who helped Madonna on road to stardom becomes the centre of attention in West Sussex saleroom

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Symbol of national pride: Latvian plate takes 20-times estimate in Sussex

18 September 2023

By the time the Baltars ceramics painting workshop was established in 1925 the country where it was founded – Latvia – had been accepted by the international community as independent for just four years.

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Fedden and Wain show feline fancy

07 August 2023

A couple of cat pictures made bidders’ whiskers twitch of late.

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Signs sales signal a robust market

24 July 2023

Born into a Jewish Orthodox family in Brooklyn, New York, Seymour Stein (1943-2023) discovered his love of pop music early on, listening to records and memorising Billboard magazine’s charts.

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Pedigree wall clock in need of a bit of TLC

03 July 2023

Needing work but with an impeccable pedigree, this striking drop-dial wall clock topped the day at Bellmans (25% buyer’s premium).

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Symons supporters make a bugle call

15 May 2023

William Christian Symons (1845-1911) had a varied career, working as a designer for Royal Doulton but also in a wide range of roles.

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Famous tiger burns bright – despite being a copy

01 May 2023

A later but good copy of George Stubbs’ (1724-1806) famous painting Portrait of The Royal Tiger earned its stripes when it emerged at auction.

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Presentation copy of Paddington Bear first edition sells to American bidder

16 January 2023

Having featured prominently on television in a specially made part of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Paddington Bear hardly needs any more publicity.

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Sitter appeal: Portraits from Victorian sportsman to 20th century businessman bring demand

02 January 2023

The record-setting piece of Beswick pottery at a recent sale at Potteries Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) – a rare variant of a shire horse model that fetched £11,300 (ATG No 2569) – was not the only lot bringing notable demand.

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Cass couple’s varied 20th century works provide boost to Bellmans

19 December 2022

A group of 24 works from the collection of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass provided a boost to Bellmans’ (22% buyer’s premium) latest Modern British and 20th Century Art auction.

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Wilson copy ‘at an early date’

07 November 2022

Among the works attracting interest at a recent Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) sale were two pictures formerly in the collection at Shakenhurst Hall.

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Virgil, the Scottish version

24 October 2022

Translation was first time a major poem of antiquity appeared in an English language form.

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Pick of the week: American who fought against independence

17 October 2022

While many US museums display portraits of famous Patriots from the War of Independence, especially the likes of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Nathanael Greene, pictures of Loyalists are less common in their collections.

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Gaudier-Brzeska owned by a Courtauld emerges at Bellmans

03 October 2022

Inspired by his trips to Richmond Park in south-west London, French-born sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) fashioned a number of deer sculptures.

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Auction house Bellmans opens in Kensington's Cromwell Place

14 September 2022

News of Bellmans opening a London office in South Kensington is among the latest moves and hires across the world of art and antiques.

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The Swan’s jewels shine among Shakenhurst lots

12 September 2022

With the added lustre of having been worn by a Fifties aristocratic supermodel, two jewellery items entered by her grandchildren were the stars at Bellmans’ (22% buyer’s premium) sale of items from a Shropshire manor.

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Characteristic of a Parisian workshop

12 September 2022

Bellmans is holding a special book and manuscript auction as part of the October sales series, on October 11, with the majority of books coming from one collection.

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Coleridge collection up for sale at Bellmans

29 August 2022

Bellmans is selling the collection of Anthony and Marietta Coleridge on September 7-8.

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