Dreweatts

Founded in 1759, Dreweatts is an auction house based in Donnington Priory in Newbury. It is currently owned by Gurr Johns and managed by George Bailey. Gurr Johns bought the firm from the Stanley Gibbons Group in 2017.

Dreweatts’ specialist auctions include: jewellery, silver, watches, clocks, silver, Asian art, European ceramics and antique furniture.


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Pick of the Week: Teapot brews up Chelsea demand

08 July 2024

This rare Chelsea porcelain leaf-moulded teapot and cover came between a goat-and-bee jug and a crayfish salt.

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Paul Nash’s rare interior view starts among Bussock Wood selection

06 July 2024

Dreweatts’ (26/25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) single-owner dispersal of items from Bussock Wood on June 4 included significant works from the Modern British canon.

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Cartier brooches come with Courtauld appeal

01 July 2024

The Dreweatts (26% buyer’s premium) sale on June 18 included two Cartier brooches commissioned by Sir Stephen Courtauld to designs inspired by Eltham Palace.

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Two Bulgari Serpenti jewels slither into salerooms

01 July 2024

Serpenti jewels, which followed the launch of Bulgari’s signature gold Tubogas bracelets in the late 1940s, were featured in Vogue and other fashion magazines on countless occasions in the Sixties.

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A family provenance to chew on: collection bought with proceeds of a biscuit empire

01 July 2024

Two days needed to disperse items collected over generations thanks to biscuit production success

Thomas and William Daniell watercolour

Indian bidding lifts Dreweatts picture sale as two works make over £200,000

14 June 2024

Two pictures by British artists with strong Indian connections sold for record sums at Dreweatts after drawing interest from sub-Continent.

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Newbury sale features collection of well known interior designer, art dealer and collector

03 June 2024

Count Manfredi Della Gherardesca 's collection offers old and new mix of more than 400 varied lots

Cartier brooches

Art Deco brooches inspired by Eltham Palace emerge at Newbury auction

30 May 2024

Two Cartier brooches commissioned for Lady Courtauld and presented to her by her husband Sir Stephen Courtauld, with designs inspired by their Eltham Palace home, have come for sale at Dreweatts.

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Auction firms team up for ceramics sale

27 May 2024

Dreweatts and Christie’s will jointly sell the Stanley Goldfein collection of ceramics across two sales this year.

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Chinese wine warmers proved hot stuff to sell at nearly 33 times the top estimate

27 May 2024

Roseberys and Dreweatts both posted two six-figure prices during the spring round of UK regional Asian art sales.

The Straw Yard by JMW Turner

Dreweatts to offer Turner’s only known oil sketch from Liber Studiorum project

21 May 2024

Two works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) have emerged from a private collection and will be offered at Newbury saleroom Dreweatts on June 12.

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Jonathan Pratt joins Berkshire firm Dawsons

20 May 2024

Dawsons Auctioneers has appointed Jonathan Pratt as managing director.

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Art innovator Richardson’s collection comes to auction

20 May 2024

Marion Richardson (1892-1946), a pioneer of the child art movement, was described as ‘one of the most influential art innovators of our time’.

Vicki Wonfor

New boss for auction firms Dreweatts and Forum Auctions

15 May 2024

The parent company of auction houses Dreweatts and Forum Auctions has appointed a new chief executive.

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Amelia Robertson Hill: ‘A delight to see her works attaining recognition’

06 May 2024

The Scottish sculptor Amelia Robertson Hill (1821-1904) was surrounded by artistic family members.

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Fantin-Latour roses rise to a regional high point

06 May 2024

Oil on canvas showing favoured subject of the artist takes top spot so far in UK sales outside London

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A feather in the cap of Eliot Hodgkin

22 April 2024

Artist’s record broken by trademark highly detailed study of natural objects painted in tempera

Heath Composition Black, Red, Grey

Year starts with a Modern British bang according to London gallery

19 April 2024

Portland Gallery’s regular look at 20th century art includes its own actions and observations on the wider market

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Clocks & watches: Fret design points to hand of famed maker

08 April 2024

Castings on Charles I era lantern clock suggests the work of William Bowyer

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How a sensible pitch yields rewards for traditional pictures

01 April 2024

It’s wise to keep a lid on estimates for traditional pictures where condition and market freshness is lacking

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