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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Korean screen heads to US institution at £175,000

20 November 2023

This 18th century Korean eight-panel screen depicts a subject borrowed from Ming prototypes: a banquet honouring the famed Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi.

Brockfield Hall

Winners of Sotheby’s and Dreweatts-sponsored Historic Houses awards announced

15 November 2023

Two awards, sponsored by Sotheby’s and Dreweatts, have been announced by Historic Houses.

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Howard & Sons sitting comfortably

13 November 2023

Chairs and sofas by Howard & Sons are a pricey niche market these days, largely immune to the varying fortunes of the wider market for Victorian and Edwardian furniture.

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Robert Kime: ‘Great assembler of beautiful things’

30 October 2023

Pictures were a prominent part of the Robert Kime (1946-2022) aesthetic.

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Kime flies when you’re bidding

30 October 2023

Focus on three days of dispersing the collection of renowned interior designer and antiques dealer

Bardon Hall

Sculpture dealers Tomasso to offer collection at Dreweatts auction

26 October 2023

Leeds and London dealership Tomasso is to hold a sale of stock at Dreweatts on November 14-15.

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Korean banquet fills up eight panels

23 October 2023

This 18th century Korean eight-panel screen depicts a subject borrowed from Ming prototypes: a banquet honouring the famed Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi.

English School portrait

Auction of Robert Kime collection takes more than £7m

09 October 2023

The sale of the collection of dealer and ‘titan of design’ Robert Kime drew a flurry of interest at Dreweatts last week, raising more than £7.6m hammer across three days.

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It’s a small world: Cary pocket globes emerge in two sales

02 October 2023

Three-inch globes were mostly sold as pocket globes, typically as a terrestrial globe contained within a ray-skin case with the celestial gores for the heavens pasted inside.

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Antiquities lots turn heads in salerooms

25 September 2023

This carved marble portrait head of a youth shown here is Roman and comes from a tightly dated period of the 2nd century.

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If at first you don’t succeed, try a new estimate

28 August 2023

What’s best to do with unsold lots… offer them again at half the price guide perhaps?

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A Duncan Grant market tester

28 August 2023

Testing the market for still-lifes by Bloomsbury school favourite Duncan Grant (1885-1978), a painting by the artist emerged fresh from a notable source in Somerset.

Portrait by Harrington Mann

Mystery woman sets auction record for artist Harrington Mann

21 August 2023

A large and striking 1920s portrait of a young woman drew strong competition at Dreweatts’ (26% buyer’s premium) sale of Anouska Hempel’s collection.

Robert Kime's at home

Personal collection of dealer and decorator Robert Kime comes to Dreweatts auction

02 August 2023

Robert Kime, the collector, dealer and interior decorator who died last year, spent a lifetime building his own collection alongside his business.

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Buffa and Anzani rarity emerges

17 July 2023

Among the most popular lots in the Guinevere: 60 Years on the King’s Road sale was this rare Italian marquetery, vellum and bronze sideboard.

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John Ward pot sets a new auction record at Dreweatts

17 July 2023

A large stoneware vessel by studio potter John Ward (1938- 2023) sold for £35,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) as part of a private collection of his work offered by Dreweatts on July 11.

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Caton Woodville hits new high

03 July 2023

Painting of an Indian Mutiny scene smashes the record thanks to bidding from the sub-continent

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Pratt takes to a very different stage

26 June 2023

Auction house Dreweatts’ managing director Jonathan Pratt is swapping the rostrum for the stage this summer.

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Faun fleshes out the Philpot story

05 June 2023

A couple of works by leading names in the Modern British art market helped Dreweatts (26/25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) post a total of over £1m (including premium) at its early spring Modern and Contemporary Art auction.

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Chequers view was painted for the Iron Lady

05 June 2023

On Saturday 17 April, 1982, the artist Jonathan Warrender (b.1954) found himself in the back of a Bentley whirling through country lanes towards Chequers.

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