Cotswold Auction Company


Lord Byron

Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Byron silhouette and a 1960s jukebox

04 February 2019

With estimates from £100-3000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Quare takes £30,000 in west London and other clock highlights in recent auctions

14 January 2019

Topping a number of good pre-Christmas clock sales was a rare table/bracket clock, among the last made by London ‘Golden Age’ name Daniel Quare (1649-1724) with Stephen Horseman, who became his partner at the Exchange Alley workshop in 1721.

Eric Ravilious for Wedgwood bowl

Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Marx Brothers photo and a Eric Ravilious bowl

17 December 2018

With estimates from £200-£2000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Five toy and model lots to watch out for at upcoming auctions

27 November 2018

A selection of lots coming up in either dedicated toy and model auctions or sections within larger sales.

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Wolves pack a punch in Cotswold selection

29 October 2018

Published in 1962, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was the first book in a popular series of lupine tales by Joan Aiken (1924-2004), a prolific and prize-winning author whose specialities included the supernatural and children’s books that involved an elaborate, alternative history of Britain.

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Scrapbook conjures Austen atmosphere

05 March 2018

Running to some 300pp and described by the auctioneers as “a most enchanting album, redolent of Jane Austen and her world”, a scrapbook compilation of paper cut-outs, views and figural studies, sold for £1550 in a general sale held in Sussex.

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Parisian scene by Aussie artist is top in Cheltenham

27 November 2017

This painting of a flower market in Paris (below) by the Australian artist Ethel Carrick-Fox (1872-1952) took top honours at The Cotswold Auction Company (20% buyer’s premium) in Cheltenham on November 14.

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Virginia and Vanessa joint production is dust the thing

23 October 2017

A copy of the 1925, Hogarth Press first of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway attracted a great deal of competition in a Cotswold Auction Company (20% buyer’s premium) sale of October 3 and finally sold at £18,000.

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Gramophones and early records could be sound investments

25 May 2017

A long time ago, way before music downloads came onto the scene, the latest technology involved phonographs, graphophones and gramophones. Not to mention the phonautograph, of course.

Long clock

Cotswold School Arts & Crafts furniture up for auction in Cheltenham

03 December 2016

Arts & Crafts furniture from the collection of a former boss of brewing giant Mitchell & Butler will be offered at The Cotswold Auction Company this month.

The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane, London

Old London photographs impress at new saleroom

11 November 2016

The first two-day auction held at The Cotswold Auction Company’s new Bankside saleroom in Love Lane, Cirencester, clicked with one buyer especially.

Leakey collection

Out of Africa to Cotswolds sale – Leakey collection heads to auction

11 October 2016

African artefacts, jewellery and fossils from a family collection linked to the celebrated palaeoanthropologists, the late Louis and Mary Leakey, are to be sold later this month at The Cotswold Auction Company.

Cotswold Showroom

Cotswold auction house acquire new permanent home

21 September 2016

The Cotswold Auction Company have moved into a new permanent saleroom in Cirencester.

Kate Malone’s First Big Pot

Studio pottery in the limelight as works by TV’s Kate Malone come to auction

12 July 2016

Studio pottery has been hogging the arts and crafts headlines for a while now. In recent years collectors have really taken this field to heart and items produced by 20th century designers such as Lucie Rie and Hans Coper have been drawing strong bids at auction.

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Art Deco trophy races into Cheltenham sale

16 November 2012

This silver Art Deco trophy is one of the lots in the Cotswold Auction Company’s Vintage Costume, Textiles and 20th century Decorative Arts sale on November 20 in Cheltenham.

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Hockney and his heros

16 August 2012

A David Hockney (b.1937) print is the highlight of The Cotswold Auction Company’s sale in Cheltenham on August 29.

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1823 catalogue shows dark arts of auction marketing have long history

15 June 2012

If you thought the sometimes dark art of auction marketing was a new phenomenon, think again. A revealing snapshot of the business from two centuries ago was provided by a rare piece of auction ephemera sold for £300 at the Cotswold Auction Company in Cheltenham on May 1.

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Bronze Queen in The Cotswolds

21 May 2012

Entitled Seated Queen, this 19in (50cm) unmarked bronze sculpture by Ralph Brown (b.1928) will go under the hammer at The Cotswold Auction Company’s modern art and design sale in Cheltenham on May 29.

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Studio sale in Cirencester

11 May 2012

A studio collection of works by Charles James Adams (1859-1931), best known for his animal pictures, is to be offered at The Cotswold Auctions’ specialist picture sale on May 18 in Cirencester.

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Mug shows high demand for the best of English delftware

27 June 2011

ANY perception that the demand for top English delftwares had softened seems to have been scotched by the huge competition for this 17th century London-made mug.

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