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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.

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Biblical scene takes £240,000 at Lyon & Turnbull

29 October 2013

A major bidding competition arose in Edinburgh last week as auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull offered this Old Master painting as part of their sale of contents from Lingholm House in Cumbria.

Brontë letter doubles estimate in Edinburgh

09 September 2013

An autographed letter signed from Charlotte Brontë doubled its estimate to make £24,000 at Lyon & Turnbull’s September 4 rare books, maps and manuscripts sale in Edinburgh.

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Communion cup leads Scottish silver sale at £17,000

28 August 2013

This Scottish provincial George II communion cup topped Lyon & Turnbull’s latest silver sale in Edinburgh.

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Benson light show at Lyon & Turnbull

13 May 2013

The highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of Decorative Arts was this copper and brass electrolier made in the workshops of the designer and architect William Arthur Smith Benson c.1900.

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Asian fans at Edinburgh sale

29 October 2012

Edinburgh-based auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull will offer a pair of Chinese filigree fans at their Asian sale on December 5.

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Big game in Edinburgh

01 October 2012

Following the late summer sales in Edinburgh, Bonhams have announced that they are to sell the contents of Hensol, an historic Category A-listed mansion at Mossdale, Castle Douglas.

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Edinburgh spoon scoops up £22,000

28 August 2012

This rare Charles I spoon topped the latest sale of Scottish silver held by Edinburgh auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull, selling for £22,000.

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Jacob Epstein bronze appears North of the Border

16 August 2012

Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions will sell the collection of the late Andrew Elliott, a solicitor, plantsman and well-known patron of Scottish art who was involved in establishing the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh at their sale in the city on August 30.

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View of Edinburgh Castle to feature at Bonhams Scottish sale

16 August 2012

The major Scottish sales series is already under way but Bonhams will offer their designated two-part sale later, starting on August 20 in Edinburgh.

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Glasgow School collection goes under the hammer

30 July 2012

Lyon & Turnbull are to sell the contents of the New York home of Donald and Eleanor Taffner, important collectors of works by the Glasgow School.

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Maiolica dish well worth the 30-year wait

12 December 2011

This previously unrecorded and beautifully painted dish, dated 1537, by the maiolica artist Francesco Xanto Avelli (c.1486-1542) sold for £325,000 at Lyon & Turnbull's latest in Edinburgh.

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Royal connections boost Forbes sale in Edinburgh as Victorian art remains soft

07 November 2011

WHILE most reports in the media focused on the record price paid for a pair of Queen Victoria's undergarments, Lyon & Turnbull's sale of works from the Forbes Collection raised the more serious question of the current state of the Victorian art market.

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Forbes tests the Victorian market again…

10 October 2011

IN what promises to be the biggest test of the overall health of the Victorian picture market for some years, Lyon & Turnbull will sell the entire contents of Old Battersea House, the London home of the Forbes family, in Edinburgh on November 1.