South-east England


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Scottish scene stars in selection of Modern British pictures in Petworth

04 December 2023

'Landscape and Figures' by Archibald McGlashan (1888-1980) is among the highlights at Ottocento’s Modern British art exhibition.

George Clausen picture

Clausen’s nymph found in a family collection

27 November 2023

While pictures of young female sitters are not unusual in the oeuvre of George Clausen (1852-1944), ones with mythological or allegorical subjects are distinctly rarer.

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Chess collecting: now it’s your move

27 November 2023

How much would you spend on an antique or vintage chess set? Here are three examples from different periods that sold across a wide range of prices.

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Clocks show in East Sussex: Would you Adam and Eve it…

27 November 2023

An automaton brass dial longcase clock by Richard Comber of Lewes (1742-1824) is one of the highlights at an exhibition in the clockmaker’s hometown devoted to Adam and Eve.

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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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The draw of a great sapphire and a great atelier

20 November 2023

Kashmir sapphires have acquired a near-legendary status, due to their lustrous cornflower colour, soft velvety texture and extreme rarity.

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Grandma’s Attic Fair in Chichester is full

20 November 2023

Running in Chichester on December 3 is Grandma’s Attic Fairs’ antiques and vintage fair at the Westgate Leisure Centre.

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Actress Emma Thompson agreed it was ‘Very Nice’

20 November 2023

The Vintage and Very Nice Market is held monthly in the pleasant surroundings of the 18th century Assembly Rooms in Chichester.

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Korean screen heads to US institution at £175,000

20 November 2023

This 18th century Korean eight-panel screen depicts a subject borrowed from Ming prototypes: a banquet honouring the famed Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi.

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Howard & Sons sitting comfortably

13 November 2023

Chairs and sofas by Howard & Sons are a pricey niche market these days, largely immune to the varying fortunes of the wider market for Victorian and Edwardian furniture.

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Thanks for forming my Moroccan army

13 November 2023

An intriguing inscription on a sword presented to a British army officer by the Sultan of Morocco helped to achieve a hammer price nearly 10 times the top estimate.

Earthenware charger

Pick of the week: Early tin-glazed earthenware takes 130-times top estimate

06 November 2023

A rare 16th century tin-glazed earthenware charger was the subject of an extraordinary bidding battle taking it to 130-times its estimate.

Iraq banknote

Banknotes sale is best ever at Newbury auction house SAS

06 November 2023

Special Auction Services (SAS) achieved its most valuable ever auction last month, selling banknotes.

ATG letter: Well done to Kempton fair organiser for taking dealer security seriously

06 November 2023

Following on from my correspondence regarding security for the trade at markets earlier this summer (ATG No 2599), on a recent visit to Kempton I saw first hand that organisers Edward and Jenny Cruttenden have stepped right up to the mark and I would say are offering one of the most secure environments for traders in London and the south east and deserve much praise.

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Travelling? Keep an eye on the Cartier time

06 November 2023

Outstanding among a number of famous names at Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) quarterly Jewellery and Watch sale was that of Cartier.

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The name’s Bond: Jane Bond

06 November 2023

Jane Bond (b.1939), a costume designer for stage, television and films, started painting portraits especially from the early 1980s onward.

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Sundial displays Coade stone qualities

06 November 2023

Figure dating from 1792 demonstrates the advantages of the influential artificial stone used

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Robert Kime: ‘Great assembler of beautiful things’

30 October 2023

Pictures were a prominent part of the Robert Kime (1946-2022) aesthetic.

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Kime flies when you’re bidding

30 October 2023

Focus on three days of dispersing the collection of renowned interior designer and antiques dealer

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How nostalgia fuels toy collecting

30 October 2023

The growth in toys and collectables is related to the age of buyers and the items they remember from their own childhood, auction houses say.

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