News


Categories

Dorset


img_18-1.jpg

Parrots cabinet flies to £66,000

25 March 2017

Furniture takes a rare top spot despite numerous and varied delights at Dorchester auction

img_66-1.jpg

Young dealer’s open-door policy

25 March 2017

Sixteen-year-old following family tradition launches his latest entrepreneurial initiative

Lotus Charterhouse A 3-1-17.jpg

Lotus car made famous by The Prisoner gears up for Dorset auction

03 January 2017

“I am not a number, I am a free man,” was the cry of Patrick McGoohan in TV series The Prisoner. The important number at the Charterhouse auction house on February 12 is £20,000-25,000 - the estimate for a 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2, the model made famous by appearing in that 1960s cult favourite show.

The late Sir Michael Butler

Auctioneers brought in to value Chinese art collection after family spat

06 October 2016

A family row over a large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain escalated this week after Art Fund trustee Caroline Butler hired Christie’s to value the collection.

Still life with Oranges by Vanessa Bell

‘Unseen’ works by Bloomsbury group artists to be sold at Dorset auction

05 October 2016

Bridport saleroom Busby’s will offer ‘unseen’ works by members of the Bloomsbury group on October 20.

Adam Schoon

Antiques Roadshow's Asian art specialist joins Duke's

04 October 2016

Adam Schoon has joined Duke's in Dorchester to head its Asian art department.

Daughter continues fight to keep family Chinese art collection together

28 September 2016

A large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain could be broken up and sold after a family feud among the heirs of Sir Michael Butler, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher.

Fijian fork

Cannibal fork from Fiji gobbled up at auction

19 September 2016

A Fijian cannibal fork was sold at Duke’s in Dorchester for £7500 on September 16.

George Holtby of Charterhouse

Thor hammered down at a mighty £36,000

07 July 2016

The original artwork for the cover of The Mighty Thor, published by Marvel Comics in 1968, sold for £36,000 at a recent auction at Charterhouse in Sherborne, Dorset.

15-11-19-2217NE01A chinese works of art auctions.jpg

Qing bamboo brushpot bought for £700 makes £58,000 in Dorchester auction

19 November 2015

The primary draw to the regions – rather than London – during last week’s glut of Asian works of art sales was the auction titled ‘In Pursuit of the Scholar’s Spirit’ conducted by Duke’s of Dorchester.

15-08-25-2105NE05A Whittons Auctioneers.jpg

Honiton saleroom evacuated as disposal squad called to deal with wartime bombs

25 August 2015

A bomb disposal team were called to Whittons Auctioneers in Honiton last week to remove several potentially dangerous wartime bombs.

15-04-21-2188NE05A Dukes Dorchester.jpg

Duke’s open for business at new town centre salerooms

21 April 2015

Duke’s have moved into their new offices and saleroom in Dorchester.

15-04-17-2189AM02A Paul Nash.jpg

Paul Nash leads Modern British art selection at Cottees

17 April 2015

Dorset auctioneers Cottees ventured into the Modern Art market with their latest sale featuring works by the likes of Paul Nash, Fred Yates and Lawrence Durrell.

15-03-25-2184NE01A dukes dorchester.jpg

Striking Russian gold in Dorset

25 March 2015

Two large 18th century gold medals depicting events from the reign of Catherine the Great sold for spectacular sums at Duke’s latest auction in Dorchester.

Fl Lt Richard Dacre Trevor-Roper.jpg

More Dambusters relics on offer in Dorset

16 January 2015

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse have been instructed to sell the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) pair awarded to a member of 617 Squadron, more commonly known as The Dambusters.

14-12-24-2173NE05A Charterhouse auctions.jpg

Chinese Republic panels bring £140,000 in Sherborne

24 December 2014

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse are on a roll with Republican period (1911-49) porcelain.

14-11-27-2168NE05A Semley Auctioneers.jpg

Fine feathers for faithful Lady Franklin

27 November 2014

Lady Jane Franklin (1791-1875) gained worldwide admiration for her efforts to trace her husband’s disappearance on his fatal 1845 voyage seeking the North West Passage.

14-07-11-2150AR03A tooveys auction.jpg

Maori artefacts top regional tribal gathering

11 July 2014

Maori boat-shaped feather boxes – or ‘waka huia’ – are infrequent visitors to UK salerooms so it was unusual to see two examples sold in close proximity this summer.

14-02-25-130NE01A porcelain plaque.jpg

Porcelain plaques found in bungalow make £420,000 in Dorset

25 February 2014

Estimated at just £200-300, a set of four early 20th century Chinese famille rose porcelain plaques depicting the four seasons in mountainous settings were bought by a phone bidder from Shanghai for £420,000 at Charterhouse of Sherborne in Dorset.

14-01-23-2125PV01A Lino Tagliapietra.jpg

Car boot bargain – limited edition glass shell expected to make over £1000

23 January 2014

Duke’s of Dorchester will offer this 9in (23cm) shell made by Lino Tagliapietra (b.1934), a master glass blower in Murano, at auction next month.