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Time travelling to Edinburgh auction

24 April 2017

Victorian exuberance or Georgian elegance – you pays your money and takes your choice. At Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium) on April 5, it cost a great deal for the former and rather less for the latter.

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Albums from an Asian Odyssey at Lyon & Turnbull

24 April 2017

Johannes Schröder (1870-1942) was not only a wealthy German merchant but also a globetrotter and a pioneer in utilising the invention of photography to document his time.

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Fine Art Society’s Edinburgh exhibition features old view of an evolving city

24 April 2017

James Howe’s (1780-1836) c.1817 All Hallow’s Fair on Calton Hill shows an event that was already a thing of the past when the picture was completed.

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A present from ‘Edinborough’

01 April 2017

Presumably the recipient, one Charles Salter of ‘Edinborough’, was pleased to receive to this 18th century green-glazed creamware presentation teapot in 1791.

The Wind in the Willows limited edition copy

Limited edition signed copy of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ among treasures on offer at The Edinburgh Book Fair

18 March 2017

A signed limited edition copy of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ is among the books on offer at the upcoming Edinburgh Book Fair.

Bendor Grosvenor

Dealer Bendor Grosvenor joins the board of Scottish auction firm Lyon & Turnbull

25 January 2017

Edinburgh auctioneer Lyon & Turnbull has hired art historian and dealer Bendor Grosvenor as a non-executive director.

Silver coconut cup

Carved in Russia and mounted in Scotland – coconut cup takes £8000 bid

26 August 2016

This George III coconut cup with silver strapwork mounts sold by Lyon & Turnbull of Edinburgh provides a glimpse of the close relationship that existed between Scotland and Russia in the late 18th century.

A still life of roses by FCB Cadell

Edinburgh surgeon’s Scottish Colourist paintings give £1.23m lift to Lyon & Turnbull’s fine art auction

17 June 2016

A private collection of Scottish Colourist paintings assembled by a former president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh gave a major boost to Lyon & Turnbull’s latest specialist auction of Scottish Paintings & Sculpture.

Wedgwood vase also the subject of painting by Cadell

Vase and painting reunited for Scottish auction

03 June 2016

A Wedgwood vase and the painting that depicts it have been reunited for the upcoming sale of the Wood collection at Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh saleroom.

Bonhams Home and Interiors sales

Wilkinson repackages Bonhams’ sales in Knightsbridge and Edinburgh

19 February 2016

Bonhams are to launch a new range of monthly Home & Interiors auctions in both their Knightsbridge and Edinburgh rooms.

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Soldani bronze brings £320,000

29 April 2015

This Italian baroque bronze depicting ‘Ganymede and the Eagle’ by Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi (1656-1740) proved the highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s recent sale in Edinburgh.

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George II bookcase takes £55,000 in Edinburgh

22 January 2015

Leading Lyon & Turnbull’s latest furniture and works of art sale in Edinburgh was this fine George II mahogany breakfront bookcase c.1755 in the manner of Vile and Cobb.

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Christopher Dresser coffee pot makes £80,000 in Edinburgh

05 November 2014

A possibly unique electroplated coffee pot, designed by Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) and made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield, proved the highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s sale auction ‘Decorative Arts: Design from 1860’ when it was knocked down for £80,000.

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Scotland votes 'yes' for Brecbannoch of Columba in replica

22 August 2014

With the Scottish referendum only weeks away, there could hardly be a better time to offer a replica of a reliquary which for centuries was a powerful symbol of Scotland’s national identity.

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Fit for an emperor at £355,000

13 June 2014

The most highly regarded piece of Chinese porcelain offered during the recent round of Asian sales was seen in Edinburgh where Lyon & Turnbull sold this blue and white dragon charger for £355,000.

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Maple cabinet with intriguing artistic collaboration

12 May 2014

Mystery surrounds the origin of a maple cabinet designed by Edward William Godwin and painted by James Abbott McNeill Whistler which has been bought by National Museums Scotland (NMS).

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Real interest in a Surrealist Scot

26 March 2014

EXHIBITION – Edwin G. Lucas is not a name familiar to most, nor is the phrase ‘Scottish Surrealist’.

Man charged after £100,000 jewellery theft at Shapes

24 February 2014

A 53-year-old man has been charged following a break-in at Shapes auction house in the west of Edinburgh last year.

Teeing off with golf in Scotland

06 January 2014

Bonhams are to hold golf memorabilia sales in Scotland starting in June.

Edinburgh raid takes jewellery

13 December 2013

Antique jewellery worth around £40,000 has been taken after a break-in at Shapes auctioneers in Edinburgh.