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Cotswolds fair returns to school venue after a long enforced break

26 July 2021

After more than 18 months, 'The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair' is ready to open its doors again.

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Prize example of a tazza draws interest at Cotswolds auction

26 July 2021

This 15in (37cm) Sèvres porcelain presentation tazza or ‘Coupe Cybele’ was made for the Paris Exposition 1878.

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Ramsey resemblance draws in the bidders

26 July 2021

Found in the garden room of a local property among a stack of other pictures, this unsigned oil on canvas had a distinct resemblance to portraits by Allan Ramsay (1713-84).

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Sly bidder bags Lalique’s rare fox

19 July 2021

One of the rarest of all of the 31 car mascots made by Lalique between 1925-31 came up for auction at Kinghams in the Cotswolds.

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Mirror on the crest of an auction wave

19 July 2021

The vast majority of cushion-moulded mirrors from the late 17th century have lost their original cresting, which was both flamboyant and fragile.

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Classic Art Deco selection of car mascots includes six-figure result for a notable Lalique rarity

19 July 2021

With their cross-over collecting appeal to the automobile market, Lalique 'bouchons de radiator' – car mascots or hood ornaments – assume their own price levels.

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Gems of the numismatic world

12 July 2021

Gloucestershire sale offered ‘finest library of early numismatic books still in private hands’.

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Tom Cribb takes the prize, the pickpockets other purses

05 July 2021

Bid online to a much higher than expected £3200 in a Dominic Winter (24% buyer’s premium) sale was a framed and glazed Thomas Rowlandson etching with contemporary colouring that depicts a famous 'Milling Match…' in 1811.

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Heigh-ho, off to sale we go

28 June 2021

The appeal of this bracelet hung with eight enamel charms depicting Snow White and Seven Dwarfs lies in its Disney subject matter and its association with Cartier.

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Pick of the week: Exhibition history adds lustre to Pilkington vase

21 June 2021

A new record for the Pilkington’s Lancastrian factory was set by Moreton-in-Marsh firm Kinghams.

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New museum planned for Battle of Britain medals

14 June 2021

A Battle of Britain medal group sold at Gloucestershire auction house Dominic Winter will go on display at a new museum in London, it has been revealed.

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Simple Cornish charm stands out in the salerooms

14 June 2021

Naive-style Cornish art has been on a good run at regional auctions over recent months.

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Battle of Britain medal groups hit six figures

07 June 2021

Two impressive Battle of Britain medal groups offered a day apart at separate auctions both took six-figure sums.

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The web shop window: Elizabeth I oak coffer

31 May 2021

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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Owner was key to Strong demand

17 May 2021

Works from either a distinguished collection or well-known owner offered with appealing estimates are an enticing prospect at auction.

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Kinghams showcases British art pottery in new venue

17 May 2021

Second sale since auction house move and name change is a British art pottery success

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John Smart miniature proves big attraction at Kinghams

17 May 2021

A week after Kinghams’ (23% buyer’s premium) inaugural Moreton-in-Marsh sale of British art pottery, the new Cotswolds rooms enjoyed a big hit in miniature – more specifically this portrait by one of Britain’s greatest miniaturists: John Smart (1743-1811).

Rare work detailed the trial of the last woman to be condemned for witchcraft in England

17 May 2021

Bid to £2000 at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) was a 1712 first of Francis Bragge’s 'Witchcraft Farther Display’d', a rare work that opens with an account of the case of Jane Wenham – the last woman to be condemned for witchcraft in England.

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Unique piece of the action

10 May 2021

How letters related to wars bring a connection that history books cannot match

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Battle of Britain medals and logbooks awarded to two of The Few come up at auction

05 May 2021

Medal groups awarded to two of The Few – the heroic RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilots of the Battle of Britain – are on offer at auction this month.