Cornwall fair focus on family appeal

20 August 2018

As well as 150 inside stands and up to a few hundred outside, plenty more is in the mix at the Antique Fairs Cornwall event over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Wadebridge Showground in north Cornwall.


Hepworth prints star at Belgrave St Ives

11 June 2018

Barbara Hepworth’s 'The Aegean Suite' (1971), a series of lithographs based on her impressions of Greece, is currently on offer at Belgrave St Ives.


Show reveals abstract views in St Ives

12 March 2018

In its current exhibition, Cornwall gallery Belgrave St Ives features the works of artists, many of whom are not usually associated with the coastal town in which the business specialises.


Belgrave hopes for a boost from busy time

11 December 2017

Modern and contemporary art gallery Belgrave St Ives is in the midst of its annual winter show, offering prints, drawings and three-dimensional works in its two adjacent Cornwall shops.

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St Ives group artists shine at reopened Tate St Ives and in national auctions

14 October 2017

The picturesque Cornish seaside town of St Ives inspired a generation of now well-known artists and sculptors, most of whom are regular names at auction and in dealerships.


Online battle to buy works by obscure mid-century artist Richard Platt at David Lay

14 August 2017

Little-known but well-connected artist proves a hit as his widow sells 40 works in Penzance.


Cars help a sales drive

14 August 2017

Alex Robins of Antique Fairs Cornwall (AFC Fairs) has run her biannual two-day antiques, vintage and decorative fairs at the Royal Cornwall Showground for nine years.

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15th century gold coin found by dog-walkers heads to auction in Cornwall

06 January 2017

A rare European gold coin found by a dog-walker on a Cornish beach is to be auctioned in Penzance later this month.

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Picasso picked up near Plymouth goes to auction

14 November 2016

Plymouth Auction Rooms made a surprise find on a recent visit to a remote Cornish cottage on the banks of the river Tamar. The auction firm was valuing a mixture of Cornish art and collectables at the address when it came across a Pablo Picasso vase.

Art dealer sentenced for paintings fraud

24 July 2015

An art dealer from Cornwall has been sentenced after pleading guilty to seven counts of fraud relating to the sale of fake paintings, including works he claimed were by Alfred Wallis (1855-1942).

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Interesting historical documents or receipts for a £306m fortune?

08 July 2014

The big question at David Lay’s auctioneers in Penzance next week: Are these bonds worth a few hundred pounds or up to £3.6m each?

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The toast of Trelissick House sale at £32,000

05 August 2013

The country house sale of the summer, Bonhams’ on-site, two-day auction of the contents of Trelissick House in Cornwall, including The Copeland China collection of Spode, totalled £2.06m, with every lot sold.

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Documents of Cornish history

21 March 2013

For those with Cornish ancestors or a general interest in the area’s history, David Lay’s sale of Part I of the Pendarve archive on March 26 in Penzance may well be of interest.

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Fabergé silver in Penzance

14 March 2013

Barbara Kirk’s first auction of antiques, jewellery and collectors items in Penzance will take place on March 19.


Troika: today’s in-demand pottery

25 February 2013

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Troika Pottery in St Ives has inspired a new book and exhibition which has shone the spotlight on this collecting field.


Bust of Baron Vivian in Cornwall

29 August 2012

This large 19th century cast-iron bust of a gentleman is believed to be Richard Hussey Vivian (1775-1842), the 1st Baron Vivian, famed for his distinguished military career which included leading Lord Uxbridge’s cavalry charge at Waterloo.


Lay aids in trapping faker

25 October 2011

DETECTIVE work by a Cornish auctioneer has led to a jail sentence for a 40-year-old former art teacher who defrauded galleries and members of the public by selling fakes.

Auction house escapes the worst of the flooding

22 November 2010

JEFFERYS Auctions of Lostwithiel, Cornwall, one of the worst hit towns in the recent flooding, are to go ahead with their forthcoming antiques sale as planned.

Revamp for St Ives studios

23 November 2009

THE St Ives studio that housed Sir Terry Frost, Peter Blake and Francis Bacon has won a £900,000 restoration grant.


Cornish coup as Hepworth sells for £60,000

10 August 2009

This 113/4in (29cm) high slate sculpture titled Maquette for Large Sculpture: Four-Square (Four-Circle) was the first that Penzance auctioneer David Lay had offered for sale.