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Chinese vase used to repay debt takes six-figure sum at Hampshire auction

23 August 2021

Hannam’s in Selborne, Hampshire, has achieved a new house record with the sale of this Qing famille rose vase for £520,000 (plus buyer’s premium).

Petersfield Antiques Fair now postponed for September

16 August 2021

The Petersfield Antiques Fair, which was scheduled to take place in Hampshire this September, has been called off.

Ivan Fedorovich Choultse view of Engadine

Russian artist’s alpine scene draws admirers at Rushbrooks Auctioneers

04 August 2021

A high price for a Russian picture came at Rushbrooks Auctioneers when a work by Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé (1877-1932) drew eight different bidders.

Fairs update from Hampshire and Somerset

26 July 2021

Updates from two events taking place in the south of England.

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Cracking English treen pieces emerge at auction

14 June 2021

Two very good pieces of English treen were offered by Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) at a recent auction in Selborne.

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Chinese lots emerge from Hampshire estate

17 May 2021

A double-gourd dragon vase was one of two excellent Chinese pieces to emerge from a deceased Hampshire estate into Selborne auction house Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) rooms on May 4.

Wick Antiques

Storeroom becomes shipshape

19 April 2021

Wick Antiques has opened a new showroom in Lymington dedicated to maritime objects.

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Stephany and Dresch showcase carving talents in miniature

29 March 2021

Filigree or micro-carving was hugely popular among fashionable English society in the late 18th century.

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Have a medal instead of a drink, mate

22 March 2021

Soldiers are often associated with hard drinking – but rarely temperance.

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Christening bowl for a Carnegie sells in Hampshire

15 March 2021

A late 19th century christening bowl offered by Hampshire auction house Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) was admired both for its artistry and ownership history.

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Talmage catches bidders’ attention

08 March 2021

Algernon Mayow Talmage (1871-1939) is probably not the most familiar name in the canon of Modern British artists, but some believe he is undervalued.

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True blue: Hokusai uncovered

08 February 2021

Although catalogued as ‘a 19th century Japanese woodblock print’, the signature to a scene of a boat with Mount Fuji beyond gave a clue to its creator.

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The stuff of collectors’ dreams

25 January 2021

Cases of Australian animals stand out among a family home taxidermy treasure trove

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Royal Medical Service hopes to raise £15,500 to secure medicine cabinet linked to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty

21 January 2021

Members of the Royal Medical Service hope to raise funding to purchase a medicine cabinet that has been linked to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty.

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Hit the Deck for Orientalism

18 January 2021

This Mamluk-style pottery basin decorated with a band of kufic script is in fact the creation of ‘father of art pottery’ Frenchman Theodore Deck (1823-91).

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Auctioneer puts his own name above the door after more than three decades in the same Winchester saleroom

14 January 2021

Iain Rushbrook has worked at auction houses for 42 years in total and in the saleroom at The Red House on Hyde Street in Winchester for 35 of them.

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Militaria fairs return to action

26 October 2020

Focus on two events that have been staged successfully and boosted dealer confidence

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Fair ready for take-off in Petersfield

14 September 2020

Sara Hughes is delighted that her Vintage, Antiques and Militaria Fair at Petersfield’s Festival Hall is finally going ahead on Sunday, September 27, with 50 dealers.

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Walking stick stand sold at Hampshire auction is a Black Forest beauty

07 September 2020

So-called ‘Black Forest’ carvings don’t get much better than this walking stick stand modelled as a seated hound next to a tree stump offered by Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Selborne, Hampshire.

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Longines watch brings strong interest at in Selborne auction

15 June 2020

The Longines WWW is deemed the second rarest of the ‘Dirty Dozen’. These watches, made by 12 different Swiss brands, were ordered by the British Ministry of Defence during the tail-end of the Second World War for issue to army ground personnel.