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How to go green in Glasgow

15 November 2021

Be inspired by the recent COP26 summit and buy sustainable, recycled items in the host city

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Rare safety helmet surfaces in the Borders

15 November 2021

Prompted by a series of fatal mining disasters in the 19th century, a Royal Commission in 1907 recommended the establishment of a miners’ rescue service.

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De Morgan masterpieces find fresh fans

08 November 2021

William De Morgan considered pieces from the Moonlight and Sunset Suite made in the early 1890s to be his very best work.

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Third Lanark remembered at McTear’s auction

08 November 2021

Not all football memorabilia has to be Manchester United or early FA Cup, say, to catch the eye of buyers.

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Hunter catches the eye in a Colourist selection

01 November 2021

Works by the Scottish Colourists led the day as expected at Bonhams’ (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) latest Scottish art sale in Edinburgh but the slightly muted demand that emerged meant it was not always plain sailing.

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St Tropez scene by ‘The Fifth Colourist’ John Maclauchlan Milne catches the eye in Glasgow sale

01 November 2021

The artist John Maclauchlan Milne (1885-1957) is sometimes referred to as ‘The Fifth Colourist’ due to the way he followed in the Post-Impressionist tradition of fellow Scottish painters Peploe, Fergusson, Cadell and Hunter.

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Scottish buyer secures Raeburn portrait from Lowood House

01 November 2021

Among the Scottish pictures catching the eye at Lyon & Turnbull’s (25% buyer’s premium) sale of contents from Lowood House near Melrose was a half-length portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823).

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Dee day for Scone Palace comeback

01 November 2021

After two cancelled fairs due to the pandemic, the biannual Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair in Scotland is back with a new edition scheduled for November.

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Special Peploe spotlight at Lyon & Turnbull next month

01 November 2021

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935), Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of Scottish Paintings & Sculpture auction on December 9 will have a special focus on the artist.

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Scottish ballet impresario's collection in step with decorative fashion

27 October 2021

It was not to high-end purist tastes, but ballet pioneer’s collection reeled in eager bidders

The quaint side of Dundee

27 October 2021

Illustrated from drawings made by William Gibb, printed under his supervision and signed by the author, George Petree, one of 16 special copies of Dundee, its Quaint and Historic Old Buildings that were printed on Japanese paper in 1895 made a far higher than expected result at auction.

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Crawforth collection shows its metal

27 October 2021

Aided by strong American bidding action, the collection of Andrew Crawforth, the late Portobello Road trader and leading authority on early metalware, turned base metal into gold when all 431 lots – offered wihtout reserve – sold at Bonhams’ (27.5% buyer’s premium) Edinburgh sale.

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Dish boasts Augustus the Strong provenance

18 October 2021

The scene on this 19in (43cm) Yongzheng famille rose dish depicts the Daoist immortal Magu on her way to celebrate the famous peach banquet of the Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wang Mu, who rules over the garden of the peaches of longevity.

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Barns-Graham personal collection on offer

18 October 2021

Among the highlights in terms of Mod Brit sales this autumn, Lyon & Turnbull will offer the personal collection of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) .

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Whone works in demand, whether Glasgow or Yorkshire

18 October 2021

A number of works by musician-artist Herbert Whone (1925-2011) have generated notable interest over the course of 2021.

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Maiolica dish makes £1.04m impact at auction

11 October 2021

An extremely rare and early Italian maiolica dish, discovered broken in pieces in a drawer, was hammered down at just over £1m at Lyon & Turnbull.

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Time to buy a Bond film poster

11 October 2021

To coincide with the belated launch of 'No Time to Die', Lyon & Turnbull of Edinburgh is offering a fine selection of 007 designs as part of a specialist sale of vintage posters held in partnership with specialist Tomkinson Churcher on October 19.

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Knight time in the Malvern Hills

27 September 2021

Modern British artist Laura Knight’s lesser-known landscape works still form a significant body of work

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Edinburgh rarity clocks in at £36,000

27 September 2021

Edinburgh-made clocks that predate 1700 are rare.

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Gandhi’s digits make five figures

13 September 2021

One of the more unusual lots that I have encountered in recent times is a piece of card bearing the only known example of Mahatma Gandhi’s fingerprints.

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