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Rusty and damaged Marklin toy train set found in a garage pulls away to £6500 auction result

20 May 2019

It may have been rusty, damaged and lying in a garage in a state of disrepair but a pre-war clockwork toy train set still sold for a hammer price of £6500 at a Cumbrian auction house.

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Late Victorian silver fluted vases top East Sussex auction

20 May 2019

Target of a London silver specialist, this pair of late Victorian silver fluted vases was the best-seller at East Sussex auction house Burstow & Hewett (20% buyer’s premium).

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Gorringe’s sale puts Modern British art to Old Masters in the mix

15 April 2019

Flemish Old Masters and Modern works combined to boost takings at two spring sales held north and south in England.

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Protecting the monarch since the days of Henry VIII

08 April 2019

Until March 17, 1834, Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms was known as The Honourable Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.

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Pick of the week: Rarities point to the mystery Compass factory

18 March 2019

Three models from an English porcelain factory about which almost nothing is known surfaced for sale in East Sussex last week.

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Lewes enjoys a Derby day

18 March 2019

If the 1970s and 80s are remembered as a heyday of English porcelain collecting it is because of enthusiasts such as Dr Dennis G Rice.

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Two-decade labour of love now over as book is published by Antiques Roadshow glass specialist

08 January 2019

Glass dealer and Antiques Roadshow specialist Andy McConnell has launched a book to document the history of glass, from ancient to modern.

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Waterhouse name boosts oil sketch

07 January 2019

This unfinished oil sketch of a tree was kept by pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) until his death and sold in his last major studio sale, held in 1926 at Christie’s.

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Pick of the week: Precocious Pugin showcased by Windsor Castle work aged 15

17 December 2018

A table designed by a teenaged Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) for Windsor Castle sold for £23,500 (plus 21% buyer’s premium) at Gorringe’s of Lewes on December 4.

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Measuring up for Great War action

19 November 2018

Such was the scale of the Great War that the Cameronians regiment alone raised 27 battalions from 1914-18.

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A world of difference in East Sussex saleroom

19 November 2018

A classic souvenir for Grand Tourists across the years, this pair of 19th century models of the temples of Vespasian and Castor and Pollux below was one of the stand-out lots at the Wallis & Wallis (20% buyer’s premium) four-day sale at Lewes.

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Paris dancer swings into sale

08 October 2018

Striking depiction of Folies Bergère entertainer is among eclectic selection offered in Sussex.

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Saleroom revved up for Lalique mascots

13 August 2018

An extensive collection of René Lalique ‘mascots’ amassed by a collector and dealer who wrote a book on the subject is coming up at auction in East Sussex.

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Lalique mascots collection amassed by author Geoffrey G Weiner up at auction in Lewes

07 August 2018

René Lalique has been dubbed the most celebrated glassmaker in the world by 1925 at the height of the Art Deco era, and among the vast range of his wares so much is available for collectors to concentrate on.

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Firle full of varied attractions

06 August 2018

Firle Place near Lewes in East Sussex is the seat of Nicholas Gage, the 8th Viscount Gage, whose family has owned the estate since the 15th century.

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Candlesticks by Coker and Cafe light up sales in Cambridge and Lewes

23 July 2018

Pairs of Georgian candlesticks by the best-known London specialist makers such as William Cafe and Ebenezer Coker continue to sell well enough, as long as condition is acceptable.

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Damaged Chinese vases still pack a punch at auction

02 July 2018

Down but not out, a smashed Qing porcelain famille vase sold for an unexpected £94,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield on June 28.

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Early club from a cellar in Fife becomes £26,000 seller in Lewes

02 July 2018

This hitherto unknown iron – part of select group of perhaps a dozen very early golf clubs from the late 17th or early 18th century – emerged at Gorringe’s in Lewes on June 26.

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Battle for ‘celebrity’ artist in Sussex

18 June 2018

A quartet of oils by the contemporary British painter Sherree Valentine-Daines (b.1959) produced multi-estimate prices when they went under the hammer in Sussex.

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Zsolnay Pecs leaves Battle bidders hungry for more

19 February 2018

The great Hungarian love affair with Zsolnay Pec ceramics goes on, most recently witnessed in the East Sussex rooms of Burstow & Hewett (15% buyer’s premium) when 27 lots were offered.