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First edition of early feminist text makes over 30 times estimate

19 February 2024

Actress cheated by the Prince of Wales turned to a campaign based on ‘injustice of mental subordination’

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Wemyss collected over decades comes to auction in Edinburgh

12 February 2024

Extensive array offered by Lyon & Turnbull concentrates on the first Scottish period of production

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Art Market: Cadell captures the Cassis light

29 January 2024

Scottish Colourist likened the French port to Iona – but with more time to paint given the weather

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Claret jug bits and pieces combine for healthy sums

29 January 2024

The novelty silver mounted glass claret jugs made in the form of birds and animals in the later Victorian era by goldsmith firms such as Alexander Crichton and Sampson Mordan were very popular in the later part of the 19th century.

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Shades of Scottish life at Fine Art Society show

29 January 2024

Fine Art Society kicks off its in-person exhibition programme in Edinburgh with Fine Shadings: 250 Years of Painting in Scotland.

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Allan Ramsay the royal favourite

29 January 2024

The precise and sensitive portraiture of Allan Ramsay (1713-84) earned him widespread acclaim, aided by his prodigious intellect and social flair.

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Two rare Bessie MacNicol works appear at auction in a week

29 January 2024

Works by Glasgow Girl Bessie MacNicol (1869-1904) – who died in childbirth aged 34 – are represented in many public collections, especially in Scotland.

Alasdair Gray's Glasgow Triumph of Death

Major record for Alasdair Gray as apocalyptic canvas turns heads in Edinburgh auction

24 January 2024

A shot in the arm for the picture market of Alasdair Gray (1934-2019) came at the start of the year when one of his most momentous paintings emerged at auction and set a major record for the Scottish artist and writer.

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Rachel Ruysch attribution bears fruit

02 January 2024

One of the Old Masters attracting significant interest at Lyon & Turnbull’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) latest Five Centuries sale in Edinburgh was a small still-life that drew strong competition against a £5000-8000 estimate.

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Reminder of Rennie Mackintosh’s Suffolk sojourn

18 December 2023

A group of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) watercolours and drawings were sold on behalf of the Glasgow Art Club at Lyon & Turnbull’s (26% buyer’s premium) Design since 1860 sale in Edinburgh.

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Brilliant minds Leibniz and Wotton bring brilliant price

11 December 2023

Letter from German mathematician to English scholar takes £14,000 in Edinburgh saleroom

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A trio of works by the brilliant Burges

20 November 2023

Jade censer modified by the architect-designer for his own enjoyment returns to auction in Edinburgh

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Hardman jewel with a Pugin connection

20 November 2023

This gothic revival gold and enamel 'artist's jewel' made by the Birmingham metalworkers Hardman and Co is very similar to one given by architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) to his third wife Jane Knill.

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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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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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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.