Artist’s sister act in Norwich

27 November 2017

Russia-born Tanya Goddard is one of the 35 exhibitors at the upcoming two-year-old Art Fair East in Norwich, which runs until December 3 at St Andrews Hall.


Shop talk – Harp and Rose Antiques, 55 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AP

13 November 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Glenn Lawrence of Harp and Rose Antiques, which opened in May 2013 and specialises in early English porcelain and ceramics. It also stocks period furniture, clocks, glass, jewellery and more.

Lowestoft figures

Rare Lowestoft porcelain objects highlight of Norfolk auction

22 July 2017

A pair of white glazed figures of musicians made by the Lowestoft factory c.1770, sold for £4000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at the July 18 sale at Keys of Aylsham. The pair – perhaps the first to come onto the market for at least 30 years – provided the highlight of more than 100 lots of Lowestoft porcelain.


Q&A with Olympia returner James Brett

12 June 2017

Norwich dealer James Brett vowed to continue dealing when he sold 300 pieces of stock at a Sworders sale in 2010. He has been good to his word and this year returns to Olympia for the first time in seven years. ATG spoke to Brett about his business and the wider market.

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Pioneering Aborigine sportsmen who toured with cricket bats as well as boomerangs

01 October 2015

An embossed brass belt buckle discovered in the back garden of an old English cottage is a reminder that the very first Australian side to tour England was one made up entirely of Aborigines.

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Victorian brass rubbings emerge at Norwich fleamarket

11 April 2014

An item with an interesting local connection which is for sale at this Saturday’s Norwich Fleamarket is a rare Victorian large folio of European brass rubbings collected by a Norwich cleric.

Charges made over cheque fraud at fairs

05 November 2012

Two men have been charged with fraud connected to incidents at antiques fairs.

Gang steals half the lots on night before sale

29 June 2005

Horners Auctioneers in Acle, near Norwich lost half the lots for their auction when thieves broke in the night before the sale.


FA Cups won and lost forever

24 August 2004

THE most expensive single football programme in a June 20-21 sale held by Knights was a 1921 FA Cup Final programme, right, for the game at Stamford Bridge in which Spurs beat Wolves 1-0. It sold for £2400.

A familiar face in unfamiliar garb

19 March 2001

UK: A 1632 MANUSCRIPT plan by Johan Williams of the Maniera de Monk Lytons, alias Kentwell... in the Suffolk parish of Melford, executed in ink and watercolours and including details of Kentwell Hall and Melford church, sold for £2000, in this East Anglian sale, and other local lots included a three-year run of the Norwich Mercury (1801-04) at £500 and A.H. Patterson’s Broadland Scribblings of 1892, at £480.