South-west England


Henry Sandon

Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction

24 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

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Mr Brainwash convinces the bidders

23 January 2023

Works by Mr Brainwash (b.1966) are becoming an increasingly common sight at auction.

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Pluck of the Irish

23 January 2023

A pair of militaria highlights related to Irish regiments that came up in recent auctions.

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Deeply personal Plath editions offered at Dominic Winter auction

23 January 2023

The auction at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) on December 15 included two presentation first editions by Sylvia Plath.

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Fortune favours the bold designer Cappiello

16 January 2023

Among the most eagerly contested lots in a sale of vintage posters was a set of three unrestored advertising posters by the Tuscany-born, Paris-based Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942).

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Valuable consignment delivered on foot

16 January 2023

One of the most local consignments provided arguably the most notable lot at a Busby (21% buyer’s premium) sale in Bridport, Dorset, on November 17.

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Mystery lot goes from £40-60 guide to £24,000

16 January 2023

A December 6 auction in Exeter was dominated by a lot estimated at just £40-60 but sold instead at £24,000.

Adam and Ridley Partridge

Adam Partridge spreads his wings to the south

09 January 2023

Macclesfield and Liverpool auction house Adam Partridge has expanded its operation into the south-east and south-west of England with the purchase of two existing salerooms.

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Stiff competition at Suffolk sales indicates strength of Staffordshire pottery market

09 January 2023

Collectors of Staffordshire have noted a number of higher prices of late and further evidence of a more active market came when a pair of Victorian Staffordshire flatback figures was offered by Lacy, Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Officer’s first-rank taste in artworks

09 January 2023

Another slice of the collection which brought a Christopher Wood record comes up in Gloucestershire saleroom

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Schmidt led cameo fightback

09 January 2023

Carved c.1880 and acquired in Shanghai during the 1930s, the opal cameo shown here was the choice of pre-Christmas jewellery offered in a Somerset sale.

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Two birds dish brings in £165,000 at Kinghams

02 January 2023

The sale at Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium) in Moreton-in-Marsh included a 12in (30cm) carved cinnabar lacquer dish dating from the late Yuan or early Ming period – c.1350-1400.

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Home called Hazelwood stood in Shanghai

02 January 2023

A large reticulated ‘dragon and phoenix’ censer came for sale at Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) in Cheltenham from a Herefordshire vendor whose family had lived in Shanghai in the 1930s.

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Hiroshige took a stand for the vertical format

02 January 2023

The Rokujuyoshu Meisho Zue (Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces) series was the last great landscape work created by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Jingle Bells

Christmas museum in Korea buys Jingle Bells sheet music at Wiltshire auction

22 December 2022

A 19th century printing of the sheet music to the famous Christmas song 'Jingle Bells' sold at a Devizes auction for £15,000.

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Roadmenders work surfaces outside London

19 December 2022

A small and recently discovered painting by Peter Lanyon (1918-64) emerged at Kinghams’ (23% buyer’s premium).

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Sitter dubbed a ‘knight who looks like a postboy’

19 December 2022

William Nicholson (1872-1949) is known today for restrained and sensitively handled still-lifes but in his day he found more success with his portraits.

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Unusual golf clubs chip in at regional firms

19 December 2022

The Higgs Deliverer ‘rake iron’ club was an attempt to solve a tricky golf problem: how to hit the ball out of sand, high grass or similar terrain.

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Smart’s famous Frant folk art found twice

19 December 2022

At Frant there dwells a Man of fame. By trade a Tailor, Smart by name.

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Collector interview: Museum plays its part covering the modern-day movers and shakers

19 December 2022

ATG talks to two collectors exhibiting works The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery in Exeter

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