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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De Pury volte face as Lambert collection sale to be held with new partner Christie’s

09 October 2015

Simon de Pury’s sale of the Lambert collection, trailed as a litmus test for high-end digital auctions, will now be conducted as a bricks and mortar event from the rostrum at King Street.

Ely House to become London auction venue

05 June 2015

Auctioneers Dreweatts-Bloomsbury are to make increasing use of Ely House – Mallett’s showroom on Dover Street – as their primary London sale venue.

New appointments at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

09 February 2015

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, part of the Stanley Gibbons/Noble Investment stable of companies, have boosted their expertise further with a recruitment drive.

Dreweatts opt for monthly collectors’ sales online

29 January 2015

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are to conduct monthly collectors’ sales in collaboration with website The Auction Room – the first taking place on February 4-5.

Alliances see Dreweatts expand into classic cars and Australia

19 December 2014

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury have announced two new alliances as they reshape the wider business as part of the Stanley Gibbons Group.

Ludwig sets out vision for future as he confirms Gibbons’ acquisition of Mallett

30 October 2014

The Fine Art Auction Group’s (TFAAG) acquisition of Mallett on behalf of the Stanley Gibbons Group has been confirmed following the acceptance of its cash offer by more than 95% of Mallett PLC’s shareholders.

Dreweatts appoint new chairman

19 August 2014

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, the art and antiques subsidiary of The Stanley Gibbons Group, have appointed George Bailey as their new chairman effective from September 1.

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Benjamin West drawings take a combined £112,000

12 August 2014

Two drawings of Old Testament subjects by the American-born portrait and history painter Benjamin West (1738-1820) proved the highlight of the latest sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Works on Paper at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ saleroom in Mayfair.

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Far Eastern market grows for Chinese Export silver

08 August 2014

It’s only recently in the decade-long boom in Chinese works of art that Far Eastern buyers have come to appreciate once again the merits of Export silver. Once a neglected area, academic interest has been piqued in the subject as the marketplace moves in leaps and bounds.

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Fitzwilliam Museum buys Coalport jug at Agricultural Society auction

25 July 2014

A massive Coalport Feldspar porcelain jug painted with a study of Earl Spencer’s Durham Ox in a parkland setting has been bought by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

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Unique seat of learning belonging to agricultural pioneer

18 July 2014

Born near Loughborough into a family of tenant farmers, Robert Bakewell (1725-95) is recognised as an important figure in the Agricultural Revolution – a pioneer of the grassland irrigation he saw while travelling in Europe and an innovator in the selective breeding of livestock.

Is this a record for the slowest selling lot ever?

30 June 2014

Auctioneer Richard Madley believes he may have set a record for the longest time ever taken to sell a single lot.

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Is this Knibb’s earliest surviving clock?

20 March 2014

This Charles II eight-day longcase clock by Joseph Knibb – a ‘snapshot’ of early longcase clock development – doubled its estimate to sell for £240,000 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale in Donnington Priory.

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King of the castle sets record at £8500

04 March 2014

The commercial fortunes of Victorian silver ‘castle top’ card cases, engraved or embossed with views of British landmarks, depend primarily on the scarcity of the scene depicted.

Asian art and jewellery help boost totals as provincial auctioneers report an upturn

14 January 2014

Optimism permeated the UK’s regional auction market across much of the last year.

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Bulging caricatures sale at Bloomsbury

18 November 2013

Bloomsbury Auctions enjoyed stellar success with their single-owner sale of caricatures, costume and sporting prints, including this image of the king’s mistress.

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Thangka leads Dreweatts' Asian art sale at £450,000

12 November 2013

Dreweatts achieved their highest price to date in the Asian art market when an 18th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting the Milarepa cult sold for £450,000 at the firm’s first sale marking their participation in the Asian Art in London initiative.

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Rome deal for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

05 November 2013

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auctions have joined forces with Philobiblon, a leading Italian antiquarian books and manuscripts specialist, to offer monthly valuation events, auctions and fine art exhibitions in Rome.

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Sunday viewings for Donnington Priory

04 November 2013

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury launch a series of Sunday viewings for selected auctions this Sunday (November 10) at Donnington Priory, Newbury.

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Chinese art pilot auction staged at Mall Galleries

02 September 2013

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are to hold a pilot sale of Contemporary Chinese art in partnership with Yourun International (UK) Art Investment & Management Ltd, a London-based arts and cultural institution specialising in promoting emerging Chinese artists.

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