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Ivory thermometer

Resolution for antiques dealer after ‘draconian’ ivory seizure

06 March 2017

A police ordeal for a Derbyshire antiques dealer following a “draconian” swoop over a Victorian ivory thermometer has finally been resolved.

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Historic facade of Derbyshire antiques centre damaged after car crash

03 March 2017

A Derbyshire antiques centre has suffered damage to its façade after a car collided with it last month.

James Lewis of Bamfords

Auctioneers Bamfords introduce ban on solid ivory

08 November 2016

Derbyshire-based Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers has announced it will no longer sell solid ivory objects.

Hanson's Historica team with Charles Hanson

Hansons Auctioneers launches new coins and antiquities department

15 September 2016

Derbyshire based Hansons Auctioneers are expanding into coins and antiquities with a new department called Historica.

Katy Beaufoy nurse

Archive of Great War nurse brings £11,200 at Derbyshire auction

02 September 2016

An archive telling the poignant story of one of the 300 nurses who lost their lives during the First World War sold for £11,200 at Hansons of Etwall latest sale.

Memento mori rock crystal slide from 1694

Memento mori jewellery deadly serious at auction

27 July 2016

A skull and crossbones ring or a skeleton on a chain are now likely to be seen hanging from a Goth looking like they have just stepped out of a Tim Burton film or heading for the biannual Whitby music fest.

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Watch Charles Hanson selling Qianlong vase for £650,000 at Derbyshire auction

01 July 2016

A fine Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal mark sold for £650,000 at the auction held today at Hansons of Etwall.

Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal

Qianlong vase emerges at Derbyshire auction with £300,000-500,000 estimate

17 June 2016

Auctioneers Hansons of Etwall, Derbyshire have announced they will be offering a fine Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal mark at their sale on July 1.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson

Qianlong vase brings house record in Derbyshire

22 December 2015

Hansons of Etwall in Derbyshire posted a new house record in the closing days of 2015 with the sale of a 13in (32cm) high Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period famille rose vase for £300,000.

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Gallé vase at Hansons is broken but unbowed

03 November 2015

As suggested by an inscription to the socle reading ‘Gallé, Expo 1900’, this ovoid pedestal vase offered by Hansons of Etwall in Derbyshire had been created in the studios of Emile Gallé (1846-1904) for the ‘Exposition Universelle de Paris’ in 1900.

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Remembrance of a child from the battlefield

11 November 2014

This rare battlefield First World War rose goes under the hammer at Hansons in Etwall, Derbyshire, on November 24.

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Sotheby’s return to Chatsworth

24 September 2014

Beyond Limits is Sotheby’s annual outdoor exhibition of monumental sculpture in the historic gardens of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.

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Tiffany tea caddy draws bidding at Hansons

04 July 2014

Discovered at a regional valuation day held in Shropshire by Hansons of Etwall, this Tiffany and Co. silver and mixed-media tea caddy had been a wedding gift and had remained in the family of the vendor since the 1920s.

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Rewarding a blue plaque at £32,000

04 November 2013

Size, quality, condition and subject matter are the ingredients by which Berlin porcelain plaques are judged.

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Discarded by a Norman potter, jug made for Derbyshire family brings £30,000

10 October 2013

In January 1862, while draining a field close to the site of Duffield Castle in Derbyshire, workmen from the Kedleston estate happened upon a quantity of ancient pottery shards.

Shock discovery of fresh blue john

12 August 2013

A lost seam of blue john stone has been rediscovered at one of the only two caverns in Britain where it can be found.

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Meissen collection uncovered in Derbyshire

18 October 2012

A house visit in north Derbyshire unearthed a treasure trove, with every room cluttered with porcelain figures.

Hansons move to new rooms

06 January 2012

Hansons Auctioneers have opened a new permanent saleroom in Etwall, five miles from Derby city centre. The inaugural sale in the new premises will take place on Thursday, January 19.

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Devonshires salvage space in Chatsworth attic

30 October 2010

AT £5.26m hammer, Sotheby’s three-day dispersal from the attics, stables and stores of the Derbyshire seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, was the ultimate in a ‘dusting down’ sale.

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Diary discovery unearths the horrors and delights of the trenches

22 October 2010

THIS watercolour sketch comes from a remarkable 120-page First World War journal penned by Lieutenant Kenneth Edwin Wootton of the 1/21 Battalion, London Regt Tank Corps.