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Cheska Hill-Wood

Five questions with Cheska Hill-Wood of dealership David Messum

15 July 2024

Cheska Hill-Wood is head of sales at David Messum (Bury Street, St James’s, London) which has a focus on Contemporary art and British Impressionism.


Bid Barometer: issue 2652

15 July 2024

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


Herefordshire country house hosts charity event

15 July 2024

A private estate in south Herefordshire is holding its first country house charity car boot sale on Sunday, August 4.


Storr salts bear similarities to the Pembroke Service

15 July 2024

A striking pair of William IV silver open salts by Paul Storr (London 1835) came for sale at Chorley’s (28.2% buyer’s premium inc VAT) latest biannual sale of Fine Jewellery, Silver, Gold and Watches.


Bidders spot Worcester rarities in third slice of a lifetime collection on sale

15 July 2024

A surprise at a Hampshire saleroom on June 18 came in the form of a fine pair of early 19th century Chamberlain Worcester ‘Regent China’ cabinet cups in the French Empire style.


Car boot spins off to Salford

15 July 2024

For the first time, the London-based Classic Car Boot Sale is taking itself up to Media City in Salford, Greater Manchester on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21.


Illustration done on a grand scale: fantastic fish watercolours from naturalist Sarah Bowdich Lee

15 July 2024

Naturalist produced a fish-focused work featuring nearly 3000 original watercolours across 50 copies

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A fair finding a winning formula

15 July 2024

The second Treasure House event widened its appeal while also remaining a showcase for serious collectors


Magpie picked up FA Cup winner's medal in 1924

15 July 2024

An FA Cup winner’s medal belonging to a Newcastle United goalkeeper who won the trophy with the Magpies 100 years ago sold for £7800 on June 27.

Frieze makes moves to expand Studio attraction

15 July 2024

Frieze plans to unveil a new design approach for its annual London fair and a new curatorial direction at Frieze Masters. The two fairs run in tandem from October 9-13 in London’s Regent’s Park.


Sketches by a teen future queen Victoria

15 July 2024

An album of drawings including sketches by a teenage Queen Victoria (1819-1901) hammered down for £3200 (plus 26% buyer’s premium) at Roseberys on July 9, bettering the estimate of £1500-2500.


Spoon by the famous Haslewood silversmithing family comes to sale as a rare Norwich survivor

15 July 2024

A rare example of Norfolk Charles I silver – a seal-top spoon made by the patriarch of the famous Haslewood silversmithing dynasty – sold for £3600 at a recent sale of Silver and Objects of Vertu at Chiswick Auctions (26% buyer’s premium) in London.


GNB Fairs fuels demand with series of event launches

15 July 2024

Fresh locations in use this year include venue based at former Kent colliery


Gold medal sold at auction marks GB football success in 1908 Olympics

15 July 2024

The 1908 Olympic Games in London included duels with wax bullets, tug of war and the world’s oldest Olympic champion.


Mineral water bottle pops up to break record

15 July 2024

A new record for any English bottle was set at specialist saleroom BBR Auctions in Elsecar, South Yorkshire.


Heart and sold: Henry VIII spoon impresses at Canterbury auction

15 July 2024

A Henry VIII silver and parcel gilt apostle spoon, stamped to the stem with a distinctive maker’s mark of a heart in a conforming heart and dated London 1532, caused quite a stir when it appeared at Canterbury Auction Galleries (25% buyer’s premium).


More Suffragette hunger strike medals appear at auction

15 July 2024

A medal awarded to a Suffragette for going on hunger strike hammered down for £17,000 on June 7 at Bonhams (plus 28% buyer’s premium).


Silver: Promising signs for market as metal prices rebound

15 July 2024

The market has certainly been challenging but recent results allied with metal prices give encouraging grounds for optimism


Intriguing timeline of a rediscovered Tompion clock

15 July 2024

Bonhams’ Fine Clocks sale in London on July 3 included a table clock by Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) that came for sale via an unorthodox route.


Market for distinctive Neapolitan Nativity figures is full of life

15 July 2024

Bumper collection of the 18th century creations sold at auction 42 years ago re-emerges in south London