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Queen Victoria’s bracelet joins coronet – with Butler’s help26 July 2021
Humphrey Butler has announced the rediscovery of a bracelet from the famed suite of sapphire and diamond jewels made for a young Queen Victoria.
French candelabra shine out at summer auction in Yorkshire26 July 2021
Leading the Summer Fine Sale at Tennants in Leyburn was this pair of French ormolu-mounted, white marble and porphyry candelabra.
Hu knew? Yongzheng vase takes over 700-times estimate in Irish auction26 July 2021
Bidders deem Yongzheng Guan ware to be of the period as estimate is demolished
A Lawrence of Arabia poster and a sketch of Lucian Freud by his daughter are among five lots to watch26 July 2021
With estimates from £150-30,000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.
Chinese table topper from private Scottish collection sells 70-times over estimate in Glasgow26 July 2021
A private Scottish collection was the source of the-top selling lot at McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Glasgow on July 2.
Vase bought at Sotheby’s Seligman sale reappears in Bath auction26 July 2021
This small Transitional porcelain vase came for sale at Gardiner Houlgate (22% buyer’s premium) in Corsham, Bath, on July 1.
Auction previews: issue 250326 July 2021
A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK
Peach of a lot consigned in a plastic bag attracts 100 bids26 July 2021
Very much to current collecting taste is the 6½in (16.5cm) ‘peach bloom’ saucer dish shown here, offered by Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) on July 3.
Parfilage: the pick of the bunch at Bleasdales’ sewing sale26 July 2021
Set of tools was designed specifically to take apart rather than create fine textiles
Prize example of a tazza draws interest at Cotswolds auction26 July 2021
This 15in (37cm) Sèvres porcelain presentation tazza or ‘Coupe Cybele’ was made for the Paris Exposition 1878.
Pinxton pieces at their finest26 July 2021
William Billingsley (1758-1828), a key figure in the history of both English and Welsh porcelain, left the Derby factory in 1795 yearning to create the finest, whitest and most translucent porcelain.
Republican pieces spotted within lots of plates26 July 2021
Aficionados of later Chinese porcelain who happened to stumble on a lot of ‘collector’s plates’ at Unique Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Lincoln would have been excited to spot two fine artist-signed Republic period pieces.
Whone tram trundles to record at McTear’s26 July 2021
Growing collector interest in the work of musician-artist Herbert Whone (1925-2011) has meant his auction record price has been beaten on an almost annual basis in recent years.
Double gourd snuff bottle sniffed out26 July 2021
Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest Asian art sale was topped at £27,000 (estimate £3000-5000) by a Qing jade double gourd form snuff bottle.
Artist Joshua Reynolds’ coffee cup stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week23 July 2021
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a pair of Chinese export coffee cups and saucers commissioned by portraitist Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) that doubled estimate in Yorkshire.
Christie’s says Asian buyers now dominant19 July 2021
Asian buyers have become the dominant force at the top end of the auction market, according to Christie’s.
Sly bidder bags Lalique’s rare fox19 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.
Pick of the week: Demand for Georgian print is racing certainty19 July 2021
A rare Georgian print on a sporting theme was offered by Northumberland auction house.
Super Mario 64 makes an equally super $1.35m19 July 2021
Remarkable sums were paid for vintage video games at Heritage Auctions – including a record-breaking $1.35m (£1m) bid for Super Mario 64.
An Arts & Crafts lustre wall charger and a Roger Fry picture are among the five lots to watch this week19 July 2021
With estimates from £100-8000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.