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Maltese marvel – silver coffee pot stars as auction best seller

26 February 2024

Eighteenth century coffee pot made on the Mediterranean island stands out as best-seller in an extensive and varied auction array.

Maltese silver coffee pot

Maltese silver coffee pot shines at auction

01 February 2024

An exceptional Maltese silver coffee pot took six-times estimate at auction.

2628NEDI Dressed Fleas W&W CUTOUT ALL

Flea market? Flea circus? Fleas at auction this time, dressed for the occasion

24 January 2024

Mexican dressed fleas were made originally by nuns probably a way of subsidising the income of a convent

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Grotesque proves attractive when it comes to Martinware

08 January 2024

Latest ceramics sales demonstrate how Martinware demand has moved on beyond Wally Birds

Qianlong vase

Chinese jade from Lawrence family collection soars past estimate

20 November 2023

The most eagerly awaited of the five Asian art catalogues offered by Woolley & Wallis was an array of 34 Chinese jades from the Lawrence family collection.

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White gloves for Chameroy’s eclecticism

20 November 2023

The late Jean Louis Chameroy (1946-2020) was born in the city of Troyes in France but moved to the London in 1960s.

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Lawrence jades lead five-star Salisbury series

23 October 2023

Woolley & Wallis will offer five catalogues this November – including two named single-owner sales.

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Bauer’s Balinese scene serves to please

23 October 2023

Dutch artist used a technique that was much admired in his homeland as well as Britain

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Wassail bowl hailed at a healthy five figures

23 October 2023

Wassailing ceremonies on important feast days were a legacy of Anglo-Saxon culture.

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The Edo pecking order

23 October 2023

The Woolley & Wallis Japanese sale includes some good examples of the Edo period porcelains that wowed the European courts of the 17th and early 18th centuries.

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Jonathan Horne sale: Importance of name recognition to auction success

16 October 2023

Consignment from the late dealer Jonathan Horne helps a buoyant ceramics section in the saleroom

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Corbels count as an unusual feature

09 October 2023

This Queen Anne period marquetry longcase featured in a sale of furniture, works of art and clocks held by Woolley & Wallis (26/20% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury from October 4-5.

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Jacobite drinking glasses toast Old and Young Pretenders to the throne

09 October 2023

Hot on the heels of just over 20 lots of 18th century Jacobite drinking glasses offered at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on August 16 (see ATG No 2607), more of these desirable items appeared at two other salerooms.

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Old Masters: Off-peak service in the market

18 September 2023

While the ‘peak season’ for Old Master sales in the UK traditionally falls twice a year in early July and December, coinciding with the flagship sales in the London rooms, notable lots nevertheless appear throughout the year at auctions around the country.

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Heavenly delights from Chameroy at Salisbury sale

04 September 2023

The precursor to the Woolley & Wallis Fine Jewellery sale on October 25 is a single-owner catalogue devoted to the collection of Jean Louis Chameroy (1946-2020).

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Salisbury sale includes pieces from the Jonathan Horne collection

28 August 2023

The glass and ceramics sales held by Woolley & Wallis usually include several designated single-owner collections and properties and the September 19 auction is no exception

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Unusual styles at the sharp end: needlework pictures and paper cuts

07 August 2023

Do embroidery and cut-paper pictures count as art? Bidders certainly appreciate their expertise

Table service

Hoffman and Stoclet prove the perfect partnership at auction

26 June 2023

Elements of an avant garde silver and malachite table service designed by Josef Hoffman for the Palais Stoclet in Brussels sold to a single buyer for £505,000 (£636,300 including 26% buyer’s premium).

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‘Unrecorded and possibly unique’ Arita porcelain adds up to £54,000

12 June 2023

The first recorded order for Arita porcelain by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) is dated 1653.

Silver tabke service

Splendid Hoffman Palais Stoclet service on offer at auction

05 June 2023

Woolley & Wallis is selling elements of a silver and malachite table service designed by Josef Hoffman for the Palais Stoclet in Brussels.