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Regency Chamberlain Worcester cabinet cups cause a stir at auction

02 July 2024

A surprise at a Hampshire saleroom on June 18 came in the form of a fine pair of early 19th century Chamberlain Worcester ‘Regent China’ cabinet cups in the French Empire style.

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Auction buy set to shed light on Jane Austen

29 April 2024

A 78-page manuscript bought at a Bonhams auction could help to shed light on author Jane Austen.

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Xuande period suspected, £43,000 hammer resulted

08 April 2024

This 8in (19cm) high vase may belong to a select group of Ming cloisonné enamel vases dating to the Xuande period (1426-35).

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Christmas wish came true for metal detectorist who found ancient and medieval combo

25 March 2024

“It had”, said the metal detectorist who found it, “been a wonderful Christmas present.”

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Popular fairs set for single Hampshire and Dorset date

18 March 2024

Grandma’s Attic Fairs will be very busy on Monday, April 1, with two of the organiser’s most popular fairs running on the same day.

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‘Beechey’ portrait of an Indian sitter, the mysterious Moonshee, is ready for research

11 March 2024

A mixture of leading artist, intriguing subject, ‘prominent’ background and perhaps a bit of speculation helped propel a portrait of an Indian figure to 36 times the top estimate.

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Mug reflects story of the famous Tichborne Claimant fraudster

26 February 2024

Silver item with intriguing inscription linked to notorious lengthy legal battle will be offered at Hampshire fair

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Many happy returns for Mod Brit investors

05 February 2024

Canny buyers who invested in works by female artists are now reaping the rewards in salerooms

Bronze hawk

Plea to find stolen Meiji period Japanese bronze

18 October 2023

A Japanese bronze, estimated at £50,000-60,000, has been stolen from Hannam’s Auctioneers in Hampshire.

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Ben Nevis takes artist back to highs

24 July 2023

Like his father of the same name, Thomas Miles Richardson Jnr (1813-90) began his career in Newcastle but he moved to London in 1846.

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JS spells out work of portrait miniature master John Smart

12 June 2023

Although catalogued simply as an 18th century English School miniature, this portrait of an Indian prince is discretely signed and dated JS 1793.

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Jenna Burlingham expands gallery in Hampshire

12 June 2023

Joyful, British and painted by a leading woman artist, Winifred Nicholson’s 'Tulips' captures the mood of Jenna Burlingham’s summer catalogue and show.

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The web shop window: A collection of fishing priests

01 May 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Reverse painted mirror

Reverse appeal reflects export mirror’s condition

17 April 2023

This 18th century Chinese export reverse-painted mirror in a period gilt frame took a five-figure sum at auction.

Jane Austen print

Jane Austen letter goes to her former house in deal brokered by Cheffins

23 March 2023

Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire has acquired a rare early example of a handwritten letter by the novelist after its sale was negotiated by Cambridge auction house Cheffins.

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Touch of Baxter detected on Flight, Barr & Barr dish

20 March 2023

An exceptional piece of Regency porcelain emerged for sale at Hannams (23% buyer’s premium) in Selborne, Hampshire, on February 21-24.

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How notable sitters can cancel out the difficulty of selling traditional portraits

20 March 2023

The general theory goes that traditional portraits of white men are difficult to sell unless they are by a major artist or depict a notable sitter.

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Petersfield Antiques Fair reaches the 50-year milestone

27 February 2023

The much-loved Petersfield Antiques Fair is back this month, and it has something to celebrate.

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By Markwick Markham… or not

16 January 2023

English names from a defunct clock manufactory were used for familiarity in an export market

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Grandma’s Attic Fairs makes move to new Hampshire site

09 January 2023

An antiques fair which was traditionally held on New Year’s Day in Winchester since 1985 has moved to a new venue.