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Jacobite drinking glasses toast Old and Young Pretenders to the throne

09 October 2023

Hot on the heels of just over 20 lots of 18th century Jacobite drinking glasses offered at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on August 16 (see ATG No 2607), more of these desirable items appeared at two other salerooms.

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Intaglios in abundance at Edinburgh auction

02 October 2023

Grand Tour souvenirs often attract attention at auction and the buyer of this lot certainly got a sizeable helping for their money

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Monart Scottish and Spanish combo rivalled French art glass

02 October 2023

Spanish and Caledonian talents combined to create the highly colourful Monart range

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Neil Gow fiddles on portrayed by 'Raeburn and studio'

18 September 2023

Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) painted several versions of his portrait of Neil Gow, the most famous 18th century Scottish fiddler, for a number of patrons.

Malcolm Campbell memorabilia

Speed of the essence as Crawford lots emerge at Scottish sale

04 September 2023

A group of four lots being sold by the family of the former foreign editor of The Daily Mail includes items relating to the first direct flight across the Atlantic as well as Malcolm Campbell’s Blue Bird 1933 land speed record.

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Reel appeal of Scottish music

04 September 2023

A previously unrecorded 18th century manuscript containing 75 pieces of traditional Scottish music sold for £5000 at Lyon & Turnbull (plus 26% buyer’s premium).

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Raise your Jacobite drinking glass to toast the Old and Young Pretenders

28 August 2023

A group of just over 20 lots of Jacobite drinking glasses from the 18th century featured in a sale of Scottish Works of Art and Whisky held in Edinburgh.

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Homer finds an English audience

21 August 2023

Famous 17th century version by George Chapman translates into five figures

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Make an auld acquaintance: Scottish artists in London club together

21 August 2023

This handwritten volume bound in maroon calf boards with brass clasp is titled inside The Minute Book of The Auld Lang Syne Sketching Club.

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Heal's garden seat was fashioned from Churchill’s yacht

14 August 2023

This Heal’s set of garden furniture added seasonal warmth to Great Western Auctions’ (24% buyer’s premium) Glasgow sale.

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Liner launcher mallet exempted from ivory trade ban

14 August 2023

The ivory-made launching mallet and silver casket from the ill-fated RMS Empress of Ireland came for sale at McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Glasgow.

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RAF collector swooped on rare medals combo

07 August 2023

It may be stating the obvious, but collectors acquire militaria for many different reasons within that market.

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Super shows in Scotland star wonder women

17 July 2023

Blackadder, Ramshaw and Manz under the spotlight at single Edinburgh gallery’s trio of exhibitions

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Sumptuous work by the Shaykh

17 July 2023

Album of watercolours by mysterious but talented Indian artist takes £90,000 at Scottish saleroom

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Book specialist Vickers stands down at Lyon & Turnbull for consultancy role

10 July 2023

Book specialist Simon Vickers is retiring from his full-time role at Lyon & Turnbull to become a consultant.

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Is the future bright for Scottish Colourists?

26 June 2023

Latest results for works by the stars of the Scottish market show strong prices but a bit of a mixed picture

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Great Scots: dealer exhibitions and auctions in Scotland this summer

19 June 2023

The art world in the Scottish capital and beyond is gearing up for a busy summer season

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Market fresh breeze blows through Scottish saleroom

12 June 2023

Trio of collections is offered in Perth auction with estimates pitched to entice bidders

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Objects that underline Ann Sutton's keen eye for new talent

05 June 2023

A group of design objects consigned by British textile artist and designer Ann Sutton (b.1935) was offered as part of the Lyon & Turnbull Modern Made sale.

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Sealed and delivered to auction: the Matrix collection

05 June 2023

Collector and author bought pieces for their historical interest as well as beauty

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