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Pioneering 16th century French work dances its way to a five-figure auction result

13 May 2019

Pitched at £15,000-25,000, a rare 16th century French work made its lower estimate at Mellors & Kirk (20% buyer’s premium).

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Continental silver becomes a growing presence in the provinces

29 April 2019

Underpinned by bids from the internet, silver from beyond the British Isles is these days a stronger feature of provincial sales.

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Meiji-period cloisonné enamel vase heads back to Japan after auction in Kent

25 April 2019

A Meiji period vase by one of the greatest exponents of the intricate art of cloisonné enamel will be heading back to its country of origin after its sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries.

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Bids for Albert Ball VC’s crash landing

08 April 2019

Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917) is remembered as one of Britain’s greatest heroes of the skies. At the time of his death over Arras in the First World War, aged just 19, he had shot down at least 44 German planes and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

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Byronmania grips bidders in extensive single-owner sale

25 February 2019

With the great country house contents sales of the past now largely a distant memory, single-owner collection sales have become the next-best thing.

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Beyond Byron at the Harold Ward sale

25 February 2019

Collectables untouched by Byronmania but selling well at the Harold Ward auction at Mellors & Kirk on February 6-7 included a 19th century ‘Grand Tour’ Italian alabaster model of the Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, and a gold-mounted malacca walking cane engraved to the pommel with the 1816-37 royal arms.

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Lots linked to Lord Byron boost single-owner sale at Mellors & Kirk

18 February 2019

That rare beast – a good old-fashioned single-owner sale – is a format that seldom fails to produce decent results.

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Spoilum portrait sells at 19-times estimate in Nottingham

11 February 2019

An oval oil portrait painted by the Chinese artist Spoilum (fl.1785-1805) depicting Captain George Delanoe, a 1st Lieutenant and Commander of HMS Repulse, drew fervent interest at Mellors & Kirk's latest sale in Nottingham.

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Hop to it in Nottingham

10 December 2018

A regular stallholder at Arthur Swallow Fairs is Liam Woodgates, director of the Hopkinson Vintage Antique and Art Centre in Nottingham, where a corner display is pictured below.

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Nottingham fair features decorative tiles

17 September 2018

Organised by specialist dealer Mark van Veen for the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society, the annual tile fair will be held on Saturday, October 6, in Nottingham at St Jude’s Church, Mapperley.

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Rare Wycliffe takes £10,000 at Mellors & Kirk

21 May 2018

A 1731, first printed edition of Wycliffe’s 14th century English version of the New Testament was bid to a record £10,000 against an estimate of £200-300 in a recent Nottingham auction.

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Hitting on the stock of the Bay

30 October 2017

Virender and Paul Rose used to have a shop in Nottingham selling vintage and mid-century pieces. Three years ago they launched the 'Lady Bay Vintage and Midcentury Fair' held in June and November. It takes place at Nottingham Rugby Club in the popular Lady Bay suburb, south of the east Midlands city at West Bridgford.

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Auction offers original John Player tobacco adverts artwork

24 May 2017

Times change. While tobacco has now assumed a Social Evil status up there with North Korea, not so long ago children would be proudly displayed in an advert clutching a bunch of fags with the words ‘Mummy’s favourite’ underneath.

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Pick of the Week: First edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

10 April 2017

First editions of Jane Austen’s most popular book, Pride and Prejudice of 1813, in contemporary bindings don’t come along often. But one such prize – a copy with a rather distant but nonetheless attractive family link – appeared at Mellors & Kirk (20% buyer’s premium) in Nottingham on March 22-23.

Former Nottingham saleroom to become a church

05 October 2016

The Church of England has purchased the former home of Neales auction house in Nottingham.

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Augustus John drawing of Jacob Epstein sells for £80,000 at Nottingham auction

23 June 2016

A rediscovered Augustus John (1878-1961) pencil drawing of his friend Jacob Epstein sold for £80,000 at Mellors & Kirk in Nottingham.

John Pye Auctions open showroom and luxury assets headquarters in Bond Street

30 October 2015

Nottingham-based John Pye Auctions are expanding into Mayfair.

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Another solid catch for Langley

26 October 2012

Mellors and Kirk of Nottingham included a watercolour by Walter Langley (1852-1922) in their fine art sale on September 20-21.

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Provinces pack a punch with new raft of coin sales

11 April 2012

WHILE London auctions saw a 25% rise in value for 2011, sales outside the capital have also been growing.

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Irish peat buckets make £24,000 in Nottingham

20 May 2009

THIS pair of Irish George III mahogany and brass-bound peat buckets drew multiple bidders at Mellors & Kirk's two-day auction in Nottingham on April 30-May 1.