Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
A Babylonian terracotta fragment and a William IV Tunbridgeware table are among seven lots to watch at auction08 February 2021
With estimates from £60-1500 here are seven previews of upcoming items this week.
Medal marks Cromwell triumph08 February 2021
This small oval gold medal was struck at the end of 1650 to mark the victory of the New Model Army at the Battle of Dunbar.
True blue: Hokusai uncovered08 February 2021
Although catalogued as ‘a 19th century Japanese woodblock print’, the signature to a scene of a boat with Mount Fuji beyond gave a clue to its creator.
More Collingwood microgauze emerges08 February 2021
Sworders (25% buyer’s premium) sold this 1980s ‘microgauze’ wall hanging by the British artist-weaver Peter Collingwood (1922-2008).
Auction previews: issue 247908 February 2021
A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
No public view? No worries…08 February 2021
Despite lockdown restrictions Bonhams' traditional Oak Interior offerings performed very well
‘Textbook’ vernacular furniture08 February 2021
Two of the choice pieces of furniture in Bonhams’ Oak Interiors sale on January 20-21 were published examples.
Fountain pens: How the East and West signed up to a lucrative deal08 February 2021
The 1920s deal between Ryosuke Namiki and Alfred Dunhill to make luxury pens for the Western market created some of the most collectable fountain pens.
Gainsborough chair stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights05 February 2021
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Gainsborough chair from c.1750 that went over five times over estimate.
Pick of the week: Buyer figures out the tureen differences01 February 2021
Tureens in the form of geese, cockerel, carp, ox head, boar’s head and other animals were an integral part of the grand display in an 18th century European dining room.
Auction fireworks for Jules Leleu Art Deco furniture01 February 2021
Sworders’ latest Design sale held live online included a collection of work by Jules Leleu (1883-1961).
Record for Cromwellian coin is set by 50 shilling piece01 February 2021
The fourth and final part of the North Yorkshire Moors collection of coins and medals included some exceptional examples from the Interregnum.
Poster for Some Like it Hot, a George III halfpenny and bronze sculpture are among the four lots to watch at auction01 February 2021
With estimates from £350-5000 here are four previews of upcoming items this week.
Caddies, cups and much more among exceptional silver at Mallams01 February 2021
The Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) two-day Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale in Oxford included some exceptional silver lots.
Auction previews: issue 247801 February 2021
A selection of 17 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Quality is instrumental to value when it comes to science equipment01 February 2021
Theodolite and telescope made to high standards measure up in two salerooms
Victorian kidney-shaped desk and a Cromwellian gold medal are among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes29 January 2021
ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Victorian walnut and tulipwood kidney-form desk that made over five-times estimate.
Apter-Fredericks sale a ‘shot in the arm’ for furniture market25 January 2021
The market for antique furniture received a welcome boost last week with Christie’s sale titled Apter-Fredericks 75 Years of Important English Furniture.
Pick of the week: Up, up and away for £3.3m Aynhoe Park auction dispersal25 January 2021
Some of the most eagerly contested lots in the Aynhoe Park: The Celebration of a Modern Grand Tour sale held by Dreweatts in Oxfordshire on January 20-21 were those created by the owner of the property himself.
Henry III coin strikes gold in US saleroom25 January 2021
One of only a handful of known examples of Henry III’s gold penny – one of the most fabled coins in all of British numismatics – sold for $720,000 (£554,000) at auction in Dallas last week.