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Biannual auctions centred on the local region bring good results for Colchester saleroom

29 April 2019

“Such is the wealth of East Anglian artists I don’t think there is another region in the UK that can compete. The Cornish tradition comes close, but it goes back only 100 years – the East Anglian tradition goes back way longer.”

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Science fiction fans come out in force for auction of Blake's 7 memorabilia

25 March 2019

Bidders vied for a collection of memorabilia from the 1970s science-fiction television series Blake's 7 at auction at Reeman Dansie in Colchester.

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Sheffield’s Steel at the cutting edge

25 February 2019

The bullish Modern British art market fuelled the performance of three market-fresh paintings by George Hammond Steel (1900-60) which appeared at an Essex auction.

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Silver and glass menagerie – First bite of extensive collection of animal decanters sells at Essex auction house

26 November 2018

One half of an extensive single-owner collection of novelty Victorian and Edwardian silver and glass animal objects went under the hammer at Reeman Dansie’s two-day sale in Colchester last week.

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Trengoff’s bottle brings seal of approval at Reeman Dansie

20 August 2018

The most desirable of all sealed bottles are those that are both named and dated. It is the possibility for geneaological research that fires many collectors.

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Pick of the Week: John Gibson terracotta sculpture emerges from house clearance

06 August 2018

Part of the intake for a general sale, a terracotta sculpture by a protégé of Antonio Canova sold for £21,000 (plus premium) at Reeman Dansie in Colchester.

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Hauser & Wirth’s collaboration with TV historian Mary Beard recreated in Colchester gallery

20 March 2018

A gallery in Colchester is to host a version of an exhibition first staged by commercial gallery Hauser & Wirth last year.

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Topographical art elevates Essex sale

26 February 2018

Topographical watercolours may not be the hottest area of the art market, but they can still pack a punch in the saleroom.

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Rare MPM mark sends early Meissen teapot to £14,200 at Colchester sale

19 February 2018

A small collection of 18th century European porcelain offered by Reeman Dansie in Colchester included this Meissen teapot and cover c.1725.

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‘Massive interest’ greets obscure British artist’s work in Colchester

16 October 2017

Half a dozen works by the obscure British artist Valentine Dobrée (1891-1974) sold for multi-estimate sums at Reeman Dansie (20% buyer’s premium) in Colchester on September 26-27.

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Ship pictures sold at Reeman Dansie paint a sad story

04 September 2017

Views created by vessel’s captain envisaged a kinder end to its career than a tragic collision...

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Quack Doctor prescribes surprise remedy

28 August 2017

Tentatively catalogued as ‘18th-19th century German, possibly Meissen’, a porcelain figure of the Quack Doctor from the Cryes of London series was the surprise tonic at Reeman Dansie’s (20% buyer’s premium) August 1 Colchester sale.

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Essex sale benefits from Herculean effort

12 June 2017

A major work by French academy painter Edouard Joseph Dantan (1846-97), unseen for over a century, has emerged at an auction in Colchester.

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Classical French salon painting rediscovered in Suffolk house offered at auction

07 June 2017

A major work by French Academy painter Edouard Joseph Dantan (1846-97) apparently unseen in public for over a century has emerged at an auction in Colchester.

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Polar explorer art discovery made in Chelsea

30 May 2017

Watercolours by the polar explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) were discovered among thousands of works from Stanley Studios in Chelsea.

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Pick of the Week: Artist studio yields a special chess set

15 May 2017

“When I first visited, the hairs on the back of my neck shot up. I knew immediately this was a unique capsule – a bohemian delight where a generation of artists had been inspired, had lived, loved and socialised.”

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Shop talk – Origin Antiques of Colchester, Essex

24 April 2017

Ken Garrard runs Origin Antiques with his father Steve. Their business is based in The Barn on Turkey Cock Lane near Colchester and sells antique, vintage and contemporary furniture.

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The £40,000 London Bridge corkscrew

28 November 2014

The £40,000 corkscrew with an old London Bridge connection sold by auctioneers Reeman Dansie on November 26 is an extremely rare Victorian patent.

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‘Moggy Ming’ bowl sets £90,000 house record

15 August 2014

The opening lots of a recent sale at Reeman Dansie of Colchester comprised a collection of Chinese porcelain which included a rare bowl that was apparently a favourite resting place for the family cat.

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Arts and Crafts silver emerges from bank vault and brings £125,000

07 March 2013

It was at Frinton-on-Sea Golf Club that James Grinter, managing director at Reeman Dansie of Colchester, first learned of the Douglas Shepherd collection of Arts and Crafts silver.