Yorkshire and the Humber


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How Stan Dodds breathed life into carving

25 July 2022

Three lots at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) traced the history of Stan Dodds (1928-2012) – the first and foremost of the Critters.

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Buyers bag onion form bottles

25 July 2022

This sealed and dated onion in olive green glass, below, comes with a handwritten scrap of paper inscribed 'George found [this bottle] when he dived into the Thames at Windsor'. The seal reads 'S Slater 1710'.

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Hockney stars at Thirsk Hall this summer

18 July 2022

Accessible art is the aim of North Yorkshire dealer who hopes to enthuse a younger crowd

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The former mills now grinding out antiques sales

11 July 2022

Ex-industrial premises have been brought back by firms relying on heritage interest

Silver tankard

Pick of the week: High demand for rare Hull silver

04 July 2022

Abraham Barachin became the last silversmith to use the Hull town mark of three ducal coronets.

The Yorkshire Fleabag

Fleabag firm scratches an itch with new antiques shop

04 July 2022

Event organiser with memory of family antiques shop starts a bricks and mortar venture

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Grand car boot venue in east Yorkshire

04 July 2022

The Sykeses of east Yorkshire made their fortunes in the 18th century not only from cloth but from the flourishing Baltic trade in crude iron.

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Victorian diamond and pearl brooch emerges at Tennants

04 July 2022

Tennants’ Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on July 16 numbers 120 lots.

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News in brief – including the auction of an Antiques Roadshow specialist’s extensive collection

27 June 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of ceramics and collector’s curiosities from David Battie's collection at Tennants.

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Grodnertal earrings add shine

20 June 2022

An early 19th century German Grodnertal doll sold for £2500 (estimate £600-800) in Tennants’ (22% buyers premium) Costume, Accessories and Textiles Sale on May 28.

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Gravesend: three miles beyond Jamaica

20 June 2022

Bid to £4000 – 10 times low estimate – in a May 18 sale held by Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn were two albums of what were defined as grotesque-style caricature portraits.

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Giulia gets away successfully

20 June 2022

This exciting 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA 1300 emerged for auction at Tennants (10% buyer’s premium).

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York teapot served up in Harrogate

06 June 2022

Highland Antiques brings a 19th century silver teapot from York to the second Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair of the year.

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Furniture sits comfortably in the Dales

30 May 2022

Pitched at a modest £300-500, a harlequin set of eight Charles II joined oak back stools was one of a number of successes among the furniture offered at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) Leyburn sale.

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European art – Make a continental connection

09 May 2022

Focus on 19th century works by continental European artists sold recently

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The web shop window: 1940s railway sign

02 May 2022

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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Flying visit to New Guinea

02 May 2022

This Victorian cased diorama of birds of paradise native to New Guinea sold for £18,000 to lead Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) Natural History and Taxidermy sale in Leyburn on April 20.

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Treen that’s all it’s cracked up to be

25 April 2022

A Queen Anne treen nutcracker proved popular at auction.

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John Martin takes a small tour of Britain

18 April 2022

Two views of historic British landmarks by John Martin (1789-1854) attracted interest in different parts of the country.

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Kemp & Co field camera comes to Yorkshire sale

18 April 2022

North Yorkshire saleroom Tennants is selling this Kemp & Co field camera with ‘tropical’ mahogany casing and brass fittings, with an estimate of £150-250.

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