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Get the feel of Derby in Macclesfield

29 March 2021

The sale at Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium) in Macclesfield on March 18-19 included a collection of 18th century English porcelain figures offered in around 30 lots.

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Monk and satyr both answer prayers of vendors

15 February 2021

Two pieces of sculpture – both catalogued as 19th century copies – made much higher than expected prices in the UK regions last month.

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Quality is instrumental to value when it comes to science equipment

01 February 2021

Theodolite and telescope made to high standards measure up in two salerooms

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Mug makes the case for abolition

11 January 2021

A collection of English pottery offered by Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium) in Macclesfield included this early 19th century copper lustre and transfer printed ‘anti-slavery’ mug.

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Waistel Cooper in his own world

04 January 2021

Once dismissed as a mere Hans Coper follower, the studio potter is now in rising demand

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Anti-slavery jug leads our pick of five auction highlights sold this month

27 December 2020

ATG’s latest selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an early 19th century ‘anti-slavery’ jug that made over 20-times estimate in Macclesfield.

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Wind it even with gloves

21 December 2020

Estimated at £800-1000 at Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium) but sold at £10,000 was this International Watch Company Luftwaffe pilot’s watch, c.1940.

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Iraq veteran’s Military Cross sells for £36,000

21 September 2020

A Military Cross group awarded to a soldier who carried a fallen comrade through fierce gunfire in Iraq sold at £36,000 (plus 20% buyer ’s premium) in Macclesfield on September 11.

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Military Cross awarded to Iraq war hero sells at Adam Partridge

18 September 2020

Military medals from recent conflicts continue to attract great interest at auction, even if it is a great shame that veterans from these wars have to sell their medals during their own lifetime.

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Partridge adds weight in lockdown

29 June 2020

‘Freshness and sensible estimates’ contribute to record 5016 registrants for Macclesfield sale.

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The joys of a simple life from William Conor

30 March 2020

Irish painter William Conor (1881-1968) received many official commissions during a prolific artistic career, including from King George V, but it was his warm and sympathetic portrayals of working-class life in Ulster that are best known today.

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Ancient bust hits house record at Adam Partridge

02 March 2020

A sculpture that had previously been owned by Stanley Seeger’s personal assistant at Sutton Place set a house record at Adam Partridge.

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Sweet music in Macclesfield auction

25 November 2019

Two music-makers caught the eye, or rather ear, at Adam Partridge’s (20% buyer’s premium) Macclesfield sale.

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Star decorators from Desire Leroy to Joseph Bailey

18 November 2019

The talented Sèvres factory decorator Desire Leroy (1840-1908) came to the United Kingdom in 1878 to take up an appointment at Minton in Staffordshire. However, he is perhaps best known for his work at the Royal Crown Derby where he worked from 1890, aged 50, until his death in 1908.

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Rocking horse gallops to fine auction finish

10 December 2018

A rare rocking horse by one of the top 19th-early 20th century makers, FH Ayres of London, left quite a lot to be desired but raced away at Adam Partridge’s (15% buyer’s premium) Macclesfield sale on November 23.

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Damaged Chinese vases still pack a punch at auction

02 July 2018

Down but not out, a smashed Qing porcelain famille vase sold for an unexpected £94,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield on June 28.

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The view to a thrill before cinema

04 June 2018

In the early development of motion pictures, this Kinora viewer, below, was the high end of the hugely popular ‘flip-book’ film machines.

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All hail the studio pottery market

02 April 2018

Having for decades been like one of those obscure religions in which passionate believers go about their business to the benign bemusement of everyone else, studio pottery is winning converts by the day.

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House call finds huge militaria hoard in tiny Liverpool home

29 January 2018

The New Year is traditionally quiet in the salerooms but the 1800-lot Cheetham collection generated some real excitement at Adam Partridge (18% buyer’s premium) in Macclesfield.

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How Reginald Cheetham's huge collection of militaria was housed in a two up two down home

15 January 2018

Collectors can often be as fascinating as a collection itself. Take Reginald J Cheetham, an extraordinary man who amassed a huge array of items now coming up for auction at the Adam Partridge saleroom.