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Jane Austen, a compact collection sold at Dominic Winter auction

30 January 2023

Small group of the author’s ever-popular works makes a big impression at Gloucestershire saleroom

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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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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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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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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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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Put in the hours for the rewards

12 December 2022

Illuminated manuscript c.1470 is a highlight in Gloucestershire saleroom

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Brilliant Brunel – and a scandalous corset

12 December 2022

Commissioned by the 'Illustrated London Times' to document the construction of the mighty Great Eastern, the young photographer Robert Howlett (1831-58) took some of the most famous images of ship’s designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59).

Great Yarmouth Punch and Judy figures

That’s the way to do it if you buy Punch and Judy at auction

05 December 2022

Punch and Judy shows in Britain date back to as early as 1662 – recorded by Pepys – with origins in the charismatic 16th century Italian puppet Pulcinella.

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Transport lots that tell a story

05 December 2022

A fine First World War silver presentation model of the Vickers FB5 or Gunbus made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company (London 1916) was sold together with two related photographs plus a copied letter of provenance at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium).

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Why provenance is so important when it comes to de Wint

05 December 2022

A group of five watercolours by Peter de Wint (1784-1849) that were previously kept at a Grade II-listed Oxfordshire country house caught the eye at a recent sale.

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Bidders wide awake to the opportunity to own a Richmond

05 December 2022

A small watercolour titled A Sleeping Wayfarer by George Richmond (1809-96) roused a few bidders into action when it was offered at auction.

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Stroud pepperbox adds spice on home soil

28 November 2022

The Stroud engineer Edwin Beard Budding (1796-1846) is considered the inventor of the lawnmower (1830) and the adjustable spanner (1842).

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Arthur Swallow Fairs launches new Cotswolds event

14 November 2022

A new decorative and salvage fair will launch next summer in the Cotswolds.

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Gunbus could be an auction high flyer

14 November 2022

This fine First World War silver presentation model of the Vickers FB5 or Gunbus was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company (London 1916).

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Swallow swoops on Cotswolds

14 November 2022

Organiser announces 2023 launch of another decorative home and salvage event

Thomas Jenner-Fust of Chorley’s

Chorley’s auction house changes hands

07 November 2022

Auction house Chorley’s has changed hands, with director Thomas Jenner-Fust buying the business with former colleague and friend Werner Freundel.