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Huge demand at auction for the extensive collection of the late George Withers

26 February 2024

Buyers descend on the late George Withers collection in Somerset

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A tale of two cities: spotlight on Paris and London workshops

26 February 2024

A French three-colour gold snuff box was a highlight of the silver and vertu section of Lawrences (25% buyer’s premium) of Crewkerne’s recent winter sale.

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Major collecting fest on the cards

12 February 2024

Picture-postcard collecting became a craze in Edwardian times and in the 21st century many of us are delighted collectors of these ‘windows on the world’.

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Silver under the floorboards and vinaigrettes in the cooker

08 February 2024

The extraordinary collection of the Bath dealer-collector George Withers (1946-2023) comes for sale across three days and two salerooms later this month.

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Carved coral pendant created in a style typical of Trapani

15 January 2024

Trapani in western Sicily has for centuries been renowned as a centre for objects mounted with carved coral, a tradition that derives from the nearby coral reefs and reached its height in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Art collector loved the excitement of bidding battles

08 January 2024

One of the most eyecatching collections of Impressionist and Modern art sold at a provincial auction at the end of last year comprised 17 lots from the late Ralph Bateman.

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Atmospheric places to shop for antiques in Shropshire and Somerset

27 November 2023

The Times recently ran a feature on seven of the most atmospheric towns in the UK in which to do your Christmas shopping for one-off gifts, maybe combining this joysome activity with a weekend break. Here are some art and antiques options in two of them, Ludlow in Shropshire and Frome in Somerset.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt saleroom

Greenslade Taylor Hunt relocates in Somerset

13 November 2023

South-west England focused auction house Greenslade Taylor Hunt is leaving its saleroom in Taunton and relocating to an auction centre near Bridgewater.

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Chinese cannon blasts away estimate

13 November 2023

A rare 17th century Chinese bronze naval cannon guided at £30,000-50,000 made £165,000 in a Somerset saleroom.

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High time for an auction house

13 November 2023

Owners of a rapidly expanding chain of shops turn their attention to opening a saleroom in Somerset town

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Bottle Crash in Somerset

23 October 2023

Shozo Shimamoto (1928-2013) was a founding member of the Gutai movement that looked for new ways to apply paint to a canvas.

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A Transitional moment in a collector’s life

23 October 2023

This autumn, as he refines his collecting impulses, Anthony Lovett is selling pieces from his collection of Kangxi porcelain

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Busy schedule and media interest boost Shepton Mallet fleamarket

18 September 2023

One of the most popular fleas in the country has been very busy this year, both with the numbers of stallholders and visitors, says the organiser.

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Sofa surprise at £10,800

21 August 2023

A pair of mahogany framed sofas, one shown here, caught the eye when they featured in Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s (19.5% buyer’s premium) auction on August 3.

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Racing pics in the running once again

24 July 2023

There was a time when historic racing pictures by a top name might have been priced close to six figures.

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From a first batch of barographs

15 July 2023

This is one of the very first batch of standard barographs produced by Richard Frères of Paris.

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Bow cockerel and hen pair take a bow at Somerset sale

19 June 2023

This pair of Bow porcelain figures of a cockerel and a hen sold for £7200 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Dore & Rees in Frome.

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Dealer Henrywood takes Taunton antiques centre chance

05 June 2023

Ceramics specialist offers a range of antiques

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European landscapes in view on Canton vase

01 May 2023

This 14in (36cm) Qianlong mark and period Canton vase of square baluster form is painted with four oval cartouches with European rural landscape views.

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Jugs owned by a gambling man worth a punt at auction

24 April 2023

This pair of silver-mounted frosted glass claret jugs has marks for James Samuel Hunt and London, 1844.