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The web shop window: 18th century armchairs

30 May 2022

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

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A £105,000 Chinese vase found among the bric-a-brac

23 May 2022

This rare doucai porcelain vase, with Qianlong marks and probably of period, provided a classic tale of discovery in the saga of the Chinese boom.

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Plea to help find 25 stolen antique carpets after theft in Farnham

06 April 2022

The art and antiques sector has been asked to look out for carpets stolen from Farnham Antique Carpets last week.

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Norwich silver celebrated and frost fair memories

28 March 2022

For many years the largest city outside London, Norwich had its own silver assay office during three periods from 1565-1702.

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Petersfield returns after two-year gap

07 March 2022

Petersfield Antiques Fair returns to the Hampshire town’s Festival Hall after two years’ absence, due to the NHS using the venue for Covid vaccinations.

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Japanese cloisonné casket sells at over 20-times estimate at Andrew Smith

17 January 2022

This Japanese cloisonné casket bears the mark for the Ando Company of Nagoya.

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5 Questions: Masoud Mazaheri

10 January 2022

Masoud Mazaheri of Bakhtiyar is among the dealers set to appear at LARTA this month.

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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.

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Super Sèvres selections at separate sales

15 November 2021

Estimated at £200-300 in the belief they were later copies, a pair of Sèvres dishes sold for £9500 at Sworders (25% buyer’s premium).

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Phoenix back on the rise with a new venue

08 November 2021

Petersfield event moves to Waterlooville after NHS bags hall

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Second part of Dr John C Taylor clock collection goes on sale via Winchester specialist

01 November 2021

As an inventor and an entrepreneur, Dr John C Taylor feels a special affinity with the pioneering clockmakers of the English Golden Age. And it is this connection that has guided his collecting across several decades.

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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.

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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.