News


Categories

Suffolk


img_55-1.jpg

John Piper takes root in Aldeburgh

27 August 2018

'Elements of Foliate Heads' will be instantly familiar to fans of John Piper (1903-92), despite the fact that the picture has not been on the market for more than half a century.

Great Western Railway brass cased drum clock

Full steam ahead: 5 pieces of railwayana available at auction this week

15 August 2018

Railway-related items remain one of the staples of the collectables market, with rarity and links to locomotive history among the key factors determining demand. Here ATG selects a small group of items from the healthy supply of lots on offer at two auctions taking place this week.

img_34-1.jpg

Another glass act from the Bishops fair organising duo

13 August 2018

Organisers launch new fair in Suffolk after long-standing event had to be abandoned.

img_37-4.jpg

5 Questions: J&J Rawlin

23 July 2018

James and Jessica Rawlin of J&J Rawlin specialise in Modern British art and contemporary British ceramics. They are based in rural Suffolk. Here, James talks about their business and how they started it.

img_24-3.jpg

Playing cards from 1830s appear at Suffolk sale

16 July 2018

Issued by ‘Hunt & Sons, Card Makers to His Majesty’, a ‘Great Mogul’ deck of playing cards of c.1830, the labels that seal the packaging still unbroken after all those years, featured in a recent Suffolk sale.

img_56-4.jpg

Bungay takes to the street

09 July 2018

Antiques street markets and fairs are a boon to local businesses, a popular and lively addition to any small well-visited town, particularly in the summer when these are buzzing with tourists.

Tom Wright

Not one but two Lucian Freud paintings discovered underneath picture by Suffolk pub sign artist

02 July 2018

A picture by a pub sign painter and a friend of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) found in a cellar in Suffolk actually contains not one, but two early works by the renowned artist.

img_16-5.jpg

Pioneer pilot Peggy gives a saleroom lift

25 June 2018

Less well-known than other daring young women in their flying machines, Peggy Salaman, or rather a bronze bust of her, emerged from a Mayfair basement to take off in a Suffolk saleroom.

IMG_4258_01.jpg

Sir Alf Ramsey Collection at auction on same day England kick off World Cup 2018 campaign

06 June 2018

It may amaze our many younger readers to learn that England once had a team capable of winning the World Cup. And did so.

img_33-1.jpg

Early-bird buyers boost Suffolk House

04 June 2018

The response to Suffolk House Antiques’ summer exhibition has been enthusiastic, with customers snapping up some key pieces even before the show’s official opening.

img_33-4.jpg

Shop talk – The Shed in Sproughton, Suffolk

28 May 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops and centres, ATG talks to Lesley Austin who runs The Shed with her partner Ken Dunn.

img_64-6.jpg

Oriental art is latest specialist sale for Suffolk saleroom

14 May 2018

Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller is holding its first-ever specialist Oriental Art and Antiques Sale on May 24.

img_48-3.jpg

Beccles fair hosts 100 traders for first of two annual stagings

30 April 2018

The busy market town of Beccles on the River Waveney at the edge of the Broads National Park in Suffolk started an antiques street market in the closed-off town centre nine years ago, in early May.

img_54-3.jpg

Mix business and pleasure at Snape

19 March 2018

About 500,000 people a year visit Snape Maltings, on the banks of the River Alde, to take in the exhibitions, galleries, independent shops and riverside walks as well as the Aldeburgh Festival and the Snape Proms.

img_64-1.jpg

Dealer shows driving ambition to launch fairs

05 March 2018

He’s 30 now but a love for antiques all started for decoratives and jewellery dealer William Driver when he was eight. His interest began with collecting Wade Whimsies, progressing to Clarice Cliff and other pieces as he trawled antiques fairs and markets.

img_40-5.jpg

English Antiques offers taste of the Orient in Suffolk

05 March 2018

The first annual exhibition at English Antiques, in the small Suffolk market town of Eye, is titled 'A Taste of the Orient'.

img_67-1.jpg

Black Dog antiques duo press start button for new brocante

19 February 2018

Kate and Mike Button of Black Dog Antiques in the market town of Halesworth in Suffolk, also run the monthly Halesworth Brocante which they launched two years ago in the town’s Old Print Works.

img_70-4.jpg

Buffalo Road musician sets Miller on way to specialist sale

12 February 2018

Three years since he launched his Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller, managing director Oliver Miller is fine-tuning his sales line-up.

img_20-1.jpg

How to cash in on top attic discoveries

02 January 2018

Beloved of TV antiques programmes and of bidders knowing the lots are absolutely fresh to market, there are few phrases to stir the blood at an auction as much as ‘from the attic’.

img_19-3.jpg

Pious and sombre portrait excites bidders

04 December 2017

An Old Master portrait of an elderly Stuart woman took £13,200 at Mander Auctioneers (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Suffolk on November 18.