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Another winner from Denton Hall consignment

17 April 2023

A high price for a Victorian work sold outside London came at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) latest British, European and Sporting Pictures sale.

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Elephant with a lighter touch

10 April 2023

Tennants’ Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale, held concurrently with the Country House auction on March 18 included a very tactile and much-coveted Fabergé silver table lighter in the form of a walking Indian elephant.

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Heavyweight bids for feather picture

10 April 2023

Feather ‘mosaic’ pictures made in Mexico for Christian conquerors are among the most remarkable objects from 16th century Mesoamerica.

George III silver wine jug

The jug that jogs the memory: pair to wine jug found and then sold at same Yorkshire auction house

27 March 2023

The George III silver wine jug sold by Tennants in Leyburn in March is the exact pair to another the auction house offered on behalf of a different vendor two years ago.

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Mouseman Elephants clock price pushed up

13 March 2023

Carving once available in low four figures now sells for five in North Yorkshire saleroom

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Cigars at the officer’s table

06 March 2023

Military history and regimental glamour combine in a Victorian silver cigar case offered at Ripon auction house Elstob & Elstob (25% buyer’s premium).

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Music and mechanics in harmony at a Yorkshire auction

20 February 2023

Musical automata were the top hits at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) auction of scientific and musical instruments and cameras.

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Warfare and witchcraft interest from a single owner collection

20 February 2023

English history and law were the mainstays of an excellent collection sold in North Yorkshire

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Scandinavian calendar stick provides seasons to be cheerful

06 February 2023

Among the best performing lots at the Country House sale at Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) in Leyburn was a fruitwood calendar stick or primstav.

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Bizet and Caxton in the mix

02 January 2023

Highlights including signed opera score from a varied auction held in North Yorkshire

Derby winning miniatures

Four Derby winners reunited after museum’s auction success

19 December 2022

A set of four miniature oil paintings depicting Derby-winning racehorses belonging to John Bowes (1811-85), co-founder of The Bowes Museum, has been reunited after being bought at auction.

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1966 and all that: when England made history

19 December 2022

A hat-trick of six-figure prices was achieved for England 1966 World Cup hero Alan Ball’s (1945-2007) winner’s medal, cup final shirt and World Cup cap.

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Smart’s famous Frant folk art found twice

19 December 2022

At Frant there dwells a Man of fame. By trade a Tailor, Smart by name.

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Moonlight spotlight: classic Atkinson Grimshaw

12 December 2022

The last few months have been an interesting time for followers of John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93).

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Fall on a high after jewellery accolades

28 November 2022

Tennants’ jewellery specialist, Jessica Fall, has not only passed her Gemmological Association professional qualifications with flying colours but has also won the Bruton Medal for best candidate of the year, and the Deeks Diamond Prize for the best results in the theory examination.

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Agricultural library top of the crops in North Yorkshire

21 November 2022

The Glaisdale Library was the collection of Martin Henry Burtt, a well-known figure in the Yorkshire and indeed national agricultural worlds.

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Betjeman and Lowry immortalised in bronze

21 November 2022

Two sculptures of well-known 20th century British cultural figures drew attention at different regional sales recently.

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Racehorse miniatures from museum founder come to Yorkshire auction

14 November 2022

Two miniatures of Derby winners belonging to John Bowes (1811-85), founder of the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, come for sale at Elstob & Elstob’s Ripon saleroom on November 30.

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Hambling on red alert to take an auction record

14 November 2022

The major talking point of Tennants’ (22/20% buyer’s premium) Modern & Contemporary Art sale was the £840,000 seascape by LS Lowry which was the highest total for a picture at the auction house and the second-highest price for any lot ever sold at the saleroom (see ATG No 2565).

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RAF: elite Path Finders lead a look at the market

31 October 2022

Air Commander J Searby had a key role to play in the Peenemunde Raid targeting the V weapons factory during the night of the August 17-18, 1943, as part of the RAF’s elite Path Finder Force.