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A musket ball embedded in a piece of a wall

Musket ball from Battle of Waterloo aims for auction glory

17 July 2024

Bidders are already fired up for this intriguing relic

Antique brush washer

Chinese brush washer makes 200 times estimate in Norfolk

16 July 2024

A Chinese monochrome brush washer in one of the most prized glazes of the Song dynasty sold for an unexpected £120,000 at auction in Norfolk.

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Organiser goes back to school

08 July 2024

Norfolk event will make a return to a venue last used about nine years ago as part of a busy line-up

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Trevelyan inspired by the stony landscapes of Malta

01 July 2024

Forming part of a small body of work relating to Malta, this vibrant oil by Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) was the runaway star in a Modern Art & Design sale at Keys (22% buyer’s premium).

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Filipino painting provides an art house record

24 June 2024

Bury St Edmunds might not be the most obvious place to find pieces of Filipino modernism.

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Dickens’ gin jug packs punch at auction

24 June 2024

The final tranche of items from the Tony Chapman collection of pewter offered at Bishop & Miller of Stowmarket on June 19 included this capacious Victorian lidded jug once owned by Charles Dickens (1812-70).

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Fouquet’s plaster temples stand firm at auction

17 June 2024

Scale models such as these Grand Tour-era plaster of Paris models of classical temples were used as prototypes by architects and inspiration for their own designs

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Roman shoes walk to Essex auction

17 June 2024

Found by a mudlark along the Thames in the early 2000s, these three well-preserved 1st-2nd century leather shoes would have once protected the feet of Roman children in Londinium.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson

Charles Hanson opens saleroom in Norfolk

13 June 2024

The Rostrum in Norfolk will be the seventh saleroom to be operated by the firm

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Meissen freemasons rub shoulders with Lowestoft musicians in Essex

10 June 2024

The most desirable element of a collection of 18th century white-glazed porcelain figures offered by Reeman Dansie (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Colchester was the Meissen group known as Two Freemasons.

Donald Campbell’s Jaguar XK150

Legendary speedster Donald Campbell’s Jaguar races into Essex auction

05 June 2024

Donald Campbell’s Jaguar XK150 comes for sale at Sworders on June 18.

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Five stars for the Aldeburgh fair

03 June 2024

After launching last summer with four dealers, the Aldeburgh Art Fair is back this month with five.

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Lighthouse clock right on time in Norfolk auction

27 May 2024

One lot entered into TW Gaze’s dedicated Clocks & Watches auction in Diss on May 16 caused a wave of interest among maritime historians.

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Pupils spend a day at Sworders to learn about the industry

27 May 2024

On April 25, in conjunction with The Worshipful Company of Art Scholars, Sworders hosted an all-day event at its Stansted Mountfitchet auction room, welcoming 30 students from Birchwood, a state secondary school in nearby Bishop’s Stortford.

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Glemham Hall brocante back but for how long?

27 May 2024

Kate Button of Blackdog Events tells ATG that her annual brocante at the Grade I-listed Glemham Hall, near Woodbridge in Suffolk, is back again this year on Sunday, June 23, after a two-year absence.

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Ancient gold objects stolen in brazen theft at Ely Museum

21 May 2024

Two valuable Bronze Age gold artefacts have been stolen from Ely Museum in Cambridgeshire.

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Batty cricket idea ended up full of holes

20 May 2024

Sports stars are always looking for small incremental improvements in performance that can prove crucial to the result.

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Two brocantes to put in your diary this summer

20 May 2024

Brocantes bring a taste of summer to the nation's country houses – here are two to attend this year

West Brom shirt

John Wile’s bloodied FA Cup shirt scores at auction

09 May 2024

The West Bromwich Albion shirt from the 1978 FA Cup semi-final sold for £11,000 at Stacey’s Auctioneers in Essex.

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Middle East painted to Western taste by Huysmans

06 May 2024

To understand how European audiences viewed the Middle East in the 19th century, you could do worse than look at the body of work produced by Belgian artist Jan-Baptist Huysmans (1826-1906)*.

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