Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
John Cowburn’s Liverpool jug now worth £740019 April 2021
A documentary 18th century blue and white porcelain jug emerged for sale at an auction held by Warren & Wignall in Leyland, Lancashire.
A 'Japonaise' mantel clock and a Rex Whistler illustration are among six lots to watch at auction19 April 2021
With estimates from £500-120,000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.
Be sure to bid if you fancy a Shell poster19 April 2021
On April 29, Lyon & Turnbull, in partnership with poster specialist Tomkinson Churcher, will present Design on the Move: Selected Posters from the Shell Heritage Art Collection.
Thai deer points to a high value19 April 2021
Estimated at £60-80 but sold at £11,500, this set of 14-point deer antlers provided Martel Maides (17.5% buyer’s premium) with a sensational result.
Bailey design brings big price for Aynsley service19 April 2021
The best known of the decorators who worked at Aynsley in the 20th century is the flower painter Joseph A Bailey.
He’s not the retiring sort: Jeremy Lamond looks forward to Woolley & Wallis back in auction action19 April 2021
Auctioneer Jeremy Lamond looks forward to a packed sale schedule at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.
Taken up a peg or two from the estimate19 April 2021
The name ‘peg tankard’ comes from the vertical row of pegs inside that can be used to measure the amount of alcohol drunk as it was passed around a table.
Akhenaten gets his place in the sun19 April 2021
The sale of Islamic Art & Antiquities at Roseberys London (25% buyer’s premium) on March 31 included this New Kingdom yellow quartzite shabti fragment.
Auction previews: issue 248919 April 2021
A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
New home for a ceramics specialist and a new face at Freeman’s17 April 2021
A new home and name for a Gloucestershire auction house is among the latest updates in the art and antiques sector.
Peter Rabbit teawares star in our pick of five auction highlights16 April 2021
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a large group of Grimwades Beatrix Potter tea wares that made over 20-times estimate in Chippenham.
Ritual bronzes unearthed in Yorkshire come to auction at Hansons12 April 2021
A hoard of Romano-British bronzes discovered by metal detectorists in North Yorkshire last year will be offered at auction.
An Omar Ramsden silver spoon and a Polar medal are among the six lots to watch at auction12 April 2021
With estimates from £100-7000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.
Modernist market thrives for Grima and Gard12 April 2021
Dawsons’ (23% buyer’s premium) dedicated Jewellery, Watches & Silver auction in Maidenhead on March 11 included two unusual signed pieces by flavour-of-the-month Andrew Grima (1921-2007).
Mdina Glass and Leon Osman silver shine bright12 April 2021
Michael Harris signature piece sells well at auction alongside Louis Osman silver spoons set
Pick of the week: Apollino copy that stands up for itself12 April 2021
This copy of the Uffizi’s Medici Apollo (Apollino) is signed for the Italian sculptor Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (c.1716-99).
The £15,000 delft puzzle solved12 April 2021
This particular form of English delft puzzle jug, with its distinctive knopped neck, seems to be peculiar to the second half of the 17th century.
Storied jewels from Mountbatten12 April 2021
Sotheby’s sold the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma at the end of last month.
Beaton photos flourish in the saleroom12 April 2021
When Cecil Beaton photographed the Wyndham-Quin sisters in 1950, he chose to copy both the setting and poses used 50 years earlier by John Singer Sargent in The Wyndham Sisters.
Royal jewels at Christie’s and Sotheby’s including a tiara that you can try on virtually12 April 2021
A spectacular parure of sapphires and diamonds, from the collection of Napoleon’s adoptive daughter, Stephanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (1789-1860), is for sale at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 12.