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Lalique glass sails in as poster collector goes Forth

28 November 2022

Lalique glass and Travel & Vintage Posters (conducted in partnership with specialist firm Tomkinson Churcher) were offered at a recent Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium) auction at the Mall Galleries.

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Case for the defence

28 November 2022

Estimated at just £60-90, this English Civil War-era mortuary sword sold for £2300 at Unique Auctions (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Lincoln on October 22.

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Arms & armour: A pick of Purdey

28 November 2022

Chris Wynne dedicated his collecting energies to early guns by a London maker that became an international brand

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Buckler purchase from Portobello

28 November 2022

Once thought to have been made in antiquity, bucklers are now understood to have been late medieval or Tudor small shields.

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Compton climbs well above guide

28 November 2022

Mountainous scenes by Edward Theodore Compton (1849-1921) make regular appearances at auctions in Germany and Austria, where he tended to paint and retains a strong collecting base, as well as in the UK.

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ATG letter: That £20 cost is down to the new Ivory Act charges

28 November 2022

I have just entered an early 19th century portrait miniature painted on ivory into my local auction and have been informed that, in order to enter it, I have to pay a £20 fee for it to be accepted for sale.

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Set sail and roll out the seven barrels

28 November 2022

On account of its extraordinary appearance, the Nock seven-barrelled flintlock volley gun has become something of an icon of warfare in the Age of Sail.

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Maidens version of seven classic Crane vases

28 November 2022

Walter Crane (1845-1915) designed seven red lustre vases for the Shropshire tile makers Maw & Co of Jackfield in 1889.

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Georghiou watercolour emerges at Chiswick Auctions

28 November 2022

George Pol Georghiou (1901-72) is a well-known name in his native Cyprus where his work can be found in many public collections.

Cartier Tank watch

Bid Barometer: issue 2570

28 November 2022

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com, featuring both the highest prices over-estimate and the top prices paid online.

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Kepler manuscript’s star value

28 November 2022

Calculations on planetary movements rise to the occasion in New York saleroom

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Zsolnay glaze perfected after his Parisian days

28 November 2022

The most desirable of the varied wares produced by the small ceramics factory established by Vilmos Zsolnay (1828-1900) in the south-west Hungarian town of Pecs are those created after the 1890s.

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Stroud pepperbox adds spice on home soil

28 November 2022

The Stroud engineer Edwin Beard Budding (1796-1846) is considered the inventor of the lawnmower (1830) and the adjustable spanner (1842).

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Timing was picture perfect for Paris photograph auction

28 November 2022

Staging a photo collection sale just as a specialist fair opened proved a great choice.

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A natural history work to leaf through at your leisure

28 November 2022

A few copies have made a little more, but the example of the original, 1826, folio edition of Jacob George Strutt’s 'Sylva Britannica, or Portraits of Forest Trees…' included in a November 8 sale at Reeman Dansie (20% buyer’s premium) sold for £3500 (guide £600-800).

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Fall on a high after jewellery accolades

28 November 2022

Tennants’ jewellery specialist, Jessica Fall, has not only passed her Gemmological Association professional qualifications with flying colours but has also won the Bruton Medal for best candidate of the year, and the Deeks Diamond Prize for the best results in the theory examination.

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Auction benefits from constructive thinking

28 November 2022

Paris auction Ader (28% buyer’s premium) was busy on the photographic front during Paris Photo.

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German book from 1500 cooks up a storm at auction

28 November 2022

Offered as part of a series of sales held by Reiss & Sohn (19% buyer’s premium) of Königstein im Taunus was an exceptionally early cookery book.

Bronzino portrait

News in Brief – including the auction of a returned Bronzino

28 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a Bronzino portrait restituted earlier this year to be offered at Sotheby’s.

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British pistols owned by American patriot

28 November 2022

A pair of ornate presentation flintlock pistols made in London and later owned by an American patriot sold for $55,000 (£46,200) at a US saleroom.

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