Wotton Auction Rooms

Cotswold auctioneers Wotton Auction Rooms are based in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. The firm dates back to the mid 19th century.

They hold regular specialist sales of antiques, fine art and collectables offering items including ceramics, jewellery, clocks & watches, silver, pictures and furniture. They also offer probate and insurance services.


Frink tribute emerges from a bungalow

04 October 2021

John Rolfe from Wotton Auction Rooms had been asked to undertake a valuation for probate in a bungalow near Salisbury when he made an intriguing discovery.


Curzon and Campbell families etched in stone

20 September 2021

A recent sale at Wotton Auction Rooms (21.6% buyer’s premium) in Wotton-Under-Edge included this set of three yellow metal fobs set with carnelian intaglios.


Ramsay resemblance draws in the bidders

26 July 2021

Found in the garden room of a local property among a stack of other pictures, this unsigned oil on canvas had a distinct resemblance to portraits by Allan Ramsay (1713-84).


Samplers thread their way from orphanage to auction

17 August 2020

Estimated at just £30-50, a late 19th century sampler sold via thesaleroom.com for £1850 at Wotton Auction Rooms (18% buyer’s premium) in Gloucestershire. A clue to the appeal is the inscription 'M Mountain, 5 Orphan House, Ashley Down, Bristol, 1879'.


Early lantern clock shines through the dust to spark saleroom excitement

09 March 2020

Battered and dust-engrained when found in a basement during a Lake District house clearance, an early unsigned brass lantern clock generated great excitement at Penrith Farmers’ & Kidd’s (18% buyer’s premium).

Portrait of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Portrait of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge raises £51,000 at Gloucestershire auction

05 August 2019

It was a case of sitter rather than artist determining the value of an otherwise unassuming portrait that came up at Wotton Auction Rooms’ latest sale.

Georgian mahogany bookcase

Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Georgian bookcase, Victorian brooch and a portrait of a poet

22 July 2019

With estimates from £200-8000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.


Gem from Old Sodbury

21 January 2019

The traditionally ‘dead’ period between Christmas and New Year was enlivened by the December 28 sale at Wotton Auction Rooms (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Gloucestershire – to the extent that more than 20,000 people suffering withdrawal symptoms worldwide viewed it online and 1360 of them registered to bid.


Beer’s racing pigeons take flight

07 January 2019

Portraits of prize-winning racing pigeons are the latest must-haves in decorative collecting circles, judging by a recent spate of high prices in the regions.


Victorian table salts sell at Gloucestershire auction

27 November 2017

A fine pair of Victorian figural table salts in the form of sea maidens on the back of dolphins sold for £4900 (estimate £1500-2000) at Wootton Auction Rooms in Gloucestershire on October 17. Weighing 33oz, they carry marks for John Wilmin Figg, London 1841.


Nothing like a dame for provenance - ballerina after Barre sells in Gloucestershire

12 June 2017

The appeal of this 16in (40.5cm) tall French silvered bronze of a ballerina offered at Wotton Auction Rooms (21% buyer’s premium) on May 23, undoubtedly owed much of its success to its provenance.

Joe Trinder who joins Dawsons

Trinder leaves Wotton Auction Rooms to join Dawson’s

18 February 2017

Joe Trinder is leaving Wotton Auction Rooms, were he is auctioneer, valuer and cataloguer, to join start-up saleroom Dawson’s.

2016-17 NAVA president Joe Trinder

NAVA elect youngest ever president

09 August 2016

Joseph Trinder, 23, has been elected president of The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) for 2016-17, the youngest member to hold the position in the association’s history.


August Bohm goblet sells at £64,000 in the Cotswolds

07 April 2008

A companion work to an August Bohm masterpiece has bought a house record to Gloucestershire firm Wotton Auction Rooms.

Raj angler nets the £1800 catch of day

24 March 2005

Wotton Auction Rooms, Wotton-Under-Edge, February 22-23, Buyer’s premium: 15 per cent ALL manner of exotic beasts and big game hunting trophies passed through the hands of the celebrated London taxidermists Rowland Ward in the late 19th/ early 20th century.

Photography fans take a more positive view

04 January 2005

Wotton Auction Rooms Wotton-under-Edge October 19-20 Buyer’s premium: 15 per cent THIS wide-ranging, 1600-lot Gloucestershire sale was helped by a large number of probate estates which furnished proceedings with the type of reasonably estimated material sought after by dealers and collectors alike.

Bigger and better in Cotswolds

24 August 2004

WITH rising interest rates, a fluctuating stock market, selective bidding and increasing competition for quality private consignments, now may not be thought to be the most prudent time for expansion but Wotton Auction Rooms (15% buyer's premium) have gone ahead with plans to build a larger saleroom within their existing premises. It will open next month.

Bidding boils to £10,800 on a quirky caddy to the trade’s taste

19 April 2004

QUALITY, rarity, condition, provenance and fashion all have a bearing on auction prices, but perhaps the most difficult criterion for any specialist to value is the appeal of an object’s quirkiness.

Basement plasters spark bidding duel

31 March 2004

THREE large Art Deco plaster panels, two details shown right, which had lain unseen and unloved in the basement of a London property for years, had an extraordinary appeal which eluded both their owners and cataloguers judging by their reception at Wotton Auction Rooms (15% buyer’s premium).

£12,500 chairs justify ‘realistic’ furniture market

28 November 2002

While many provincial auctioneers berate the slowing down of the brown furniture market, Phillip Taubenheim of Gloucestershire auctioneers Wotton Auction Rooms (10% buyer’s premium) is finding it pretty healthy. “As long as we are realistic with our vendors and they are realistic with us, everything seems to be OK,” he said.