South-east England


img_16-1.jpg

‘Tommy’ was a remarkable wartime countess

03 January 2022

A group of medals awarded to a First World War ‘Tommy’ sold for a mid-estimate £2400 at Kent auction house C&T (22% buyer’s premium) on October 20-21. Not that unusual, it would seem.

Dawsons

Dawsons invests in larger premises

20 December 2021

Dawsons Auctioneers is relocating to a larger new premises and plans to hold all its sales as live online-only without room bidding.

img_20-1.jpg

Sitwell seat sells very well

20 December 2021

Appeal of Weston Hall contents particularly enhanced by 20th century occupants

Musical box by François Nicole

Pick of the week: Nicole musical boxes to get your teeth into

13 December 2021

François Nicole (b.1766), the Geneva-based pioneer of the key-wind musical box, is thought to have made around 440 boxes during his working life, but only around 60 are known today.

img_42-1.jpg

Kempton: all for one and all for one

13 December 2021

The Sunbury Antiques event will be held just once in December but a big show is promised.

img_14-5.jpg

The large-scale mini-mill in demand

13 December 2021

This large-scale model of a late 19th century Australian stamp mill is signed for the Ivanhoe Gold Corporation Foundry.

img_15-1.jpg

Gouyn given his place in history

13 December 2021

Research shed light on the ‘Chelsea toys’ made by the mysterious ‘Girl on a Swing’ factory.

Grandma goes Woking

06 December 2021

Grandma’s Attic Fairs is at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury on Sunday December 12 with up to 100 stalls selling antiques and collectors’ items.

Fifty stalls along the high street in Guildford

06 December 2021

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events, which organises antiques and vintage markets at eight venues in southern England, is running her Christmas Antiques and Brocante Market with 50 stalls up and down the High Street in Guildford on Sunday, December 12.

img_56-3.jpg

Still nuts about antiques after 40 years in business

29 November 2021

A Basingstoke firm which recently celebrated 40 years in the business is “one of the few single-owner antiques shops left in Hampshire”, says its owner.

img_20-1.jpg

Demand for modern female artists remains on a high

29 November 2021

The strong prices for Modern British female artists keep rolling on. Among the notable results in the regions recently was a beach scene by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) that was among the star performers at Parker Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

img_19-1.jpg

Art Market: Taking the underground route

29 November 2021

Paintings of caves including a view from a Channel Island in the spotlight at two salerooms

img_15-1.jpg

Mauchlineware suited to a tee

29 November 2021

The game of golf (originating on the eastern coast of Scotland) and mauchlineware (the name given to a family of wooden souvenirs made in south-west Scotland over a period of a century) would seem ideal bedfellows.

img_10-1.jpg

Pick of the week: The Ottoman view of the world

22 November 2021

A copy of the first folio atlas ever printed in the Islamic world has sold for £69,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) – the highlight of the first day of Dreweatts’ sale titled Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy.

img_32-3.jpg

Sword soars to £8200 at Dawsons

22 November 2021

Estimated at £200-300, this kaskara sold for £8200 at Dawsons (23% buyer’s premium) in Maidenhead on October 28.

img_26-1.jpg

Silver drinking novelty sails above estimate

22 November 2021

The windmill cup was the most popular of the novelty silver wager cups produced from the late 16th century until the early 18th century.

img_32-1.jpg

Take to the floor and do some sums in Abingdon

22 November 2021

The Spanish woollen rug illustrated here was pitched at £100-200 in Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Abingdon rooms on October 18.

img_90-4.jpg

Holt fills gaps as waiting-list hopefuls join for fair near Oxford

22 November 2021

Dealer Marcus Potts, a regular exhibitor at the larger fairs including IACF Shepton Mallet, has filled all 40 capacity spaces at his Antiques@The Holt fair at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, near Oxford on Saturday and Sunday, November 27-28.

img_32-4.jpg

The 6cm shoes for adults

22 November 2021

The auction at toy specialist C&T (22% buyer’s premium) in Kenardington, Kent, on November 3 included this very rare pair of doll’s shoes dated to c.1700.

img_36-1.jpg

Danish Symbolist inspired by Rossetti and Burne-Jones

22 November 2021

Few painters on the Danish art scene in the late 19th century felt a close affinity with contemporary English art. Symbolist painter Agnes Slott-Møller (1862-1937) was among the exceptions.

News

Categories