Kinghams

Kingham & Orme was founded by Arts & Crafts specialist George Kingham and Moorcroft and Royal Doulton dealer Gary Orme. It held its first auction in February 2017, and opened a saleroom in the market town of Evesham in 2018.

In April 2021 the firm announced that, after a recent change in ownership, it had changed its name to Kinghams and relocated to a larger premises at the Cotswolds Business Village in Morton-in-Marsh, in the North Cotswolds.


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Louis Wain fans get claws into his ceramic cats

23 October 2023

Futurist and Cubist feline design figures higly in an extensive single-owner collection of ceramics

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Silver makes Kinghams auction debut

23 October 2023

Kinghams (25% buyer’s premium) had held its inaugural Silver & Objects of Vertu sale on September 8.

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No, it’s not a Wally Bird...

25 September 2023

Anthropomorphic bird jars are typically associated with the work of the Martin Brothers in Southall, London.

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William and Mary portraits drive delftware demand

28 August 2023

Dated and inscribed and royal portrait subjects are the most desirable classes of early delftware

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Claret jug on an Odyssey

28 August 2023

This elegant Victorian clear glass claret jug of neoclassical design featured in the July 27 sale at Kinghams (25/18/15% buyer’s premium).

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Another strong sum for Frederick Gore

07 August 2023

A number of strong sums for Frederick Gore’s (1913-2009) richly coloured views of Mallorca and the French countryside have been recorded since his auction record was smashed two years ago.

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Royal Worcester by renowned designer George Owen doubles up at auction

10 July 2023

Classic examples of distinctive porcelain take four-figure sums in Gloucestershire

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Special relationship in action 1745 style

12 June 2023

A print commemorating an 18th century example of British and American military cooperation was given as a present 200 years later to mark another joint success.

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Pins were a personal gift from Queen Victoria

01 May 2023

Cotswold saleroom Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium) offered a series of four stick pins gifted by Queen Victoria.

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Blue John beloved of Boulton

10 April 2023

This George III blue john vase standing 14in (14cm) high on a square marble base was probably turned and carved by the Derby marble mason Richard Brown for Matthew Boulton.

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Kinghams marks 150 years since the founding of Martin Brothers pottery with special exhibition

03 April 2023

ATG made a visit to Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds for Kinghams Auctioneers’ Martinware show

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Stiff competition at Suffolk sales indicates strength of Staffordshire pottery market

09 January 2023

Collectors of Staffordshire have noted a number of higher prices of late and further evidence of a more active market came when a pair of Victorian Staffordshire flatback figures was offered by Lacy, Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Two birds dish brings in £165,000 at Kinghams

02 January 2023

The sale at Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium) in Moreton-in-Marsh included a 12in (30cm) carved cinnabar lacquer dish dating from the late Yuan or early Ming period – c.1350-1400.

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Roadmenders work surfaces outside London

19 December 2022

A small and recently discovered painting by Peter Lanyon (1918-64) emerged at Kinghams’ (23% buyer’s premium).

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Five pieces of jewellery coming up at UK auctions

14 November 2022

A look at upcoming jewellery auction lots

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Pick of the week: Mexican jar is choc full of saleroom interest

31 October 2022

In colonial Mexico cacao beans and vanilla pods assumed a similar status to tea leaves in England.

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Mayer rivals Pratt for promotion

24 October 2022

Among the most desirable of all ‘Prattware’ transfer printed wares are the series of very rare and highly decorative advertising plaques produced for firms such as Crosse & Blackwell and Huntley & Palmers.

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Chinese Daoguang era ‘hundred boys’ vase takes £38,000 despite obvious condition issues and repairs

22 August 2022

Famille rose vases decorated with ‘Hundred Boys’ scenes are among the most commercial of all Qing ceramics.

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Pick of the week: Murder most foul but fascinating jug bid to 27-times estimate

08 August 2022

The murder of William Weare in the Hertfordshire village of Radlett in 1823 has been called the first trial by newspaper.

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William Ratcliffe still life makes rare appearance in Cotswolds

25 July 2022

Works by William Ratcliffe (1870- 1955) are pretty rare on the market and, when they do turn up, they tend to appear at London auctions.

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