Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell

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An Art Deco cabinet, a Lalique car mascot and a Christopher Dresser tea set are among 10 lots to watch at auction 

25 January 2021

With estimates from £100-80,000 here are 10 previews of upcoming items this week.

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The stuff of collectors’ dreams

25 January 2021

Cases of Australian animals stand out among a family home taxidermy treasure trove

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Auction previews: issue 2477

25 January 2021

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Silk Road leads to London

25 January 2021

The form of this 2ft (61cm) high Tang dynasty (618-907) pottery figure of a Bactrian camel and rider points towards the Silk Road.

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Four brothers who were handy in the watches market

25 January 2021

The Swiss maker Bovet Fleurier, chartered on May 1, 1822, in London as one of first watch companies to do business in China.

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Rare view reveals Dum Dum, 1847

25 January 2021

The final part of dealer Jack Webb's collection displayed his passion for military photographs, especially daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and cartes de visite.

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Hokusai print, 18th century racehorse portraits and 1920s fountain pen are among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

22 January 2021

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a one of only two known copies of James Roberts’ ‘The Sportsman’s Pocket Companion’.

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Pick of the week: Aroma therapy – the c.1800 perfumes concealed in a book

18 January 2021

The luxury perfumery l’Officina Profuma Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence is considered the oldest pharmacy in the world.

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An Art Nouveau brooch and a Charles II pewter candlestick are among seven lots to watch at auction 

18 January 2021

With estimates from £150-12,000 here are seven previews of upcoming items this week.

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Auction previews: issue 2476

18 January 2021

A selection of 18 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Silver selection: Magna Carta sculptural group shines at Hansons

18 January 2021

‘Exceptional’ Victorian piece that made £56,000 leads a look at recent notable sale results.

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Two 'exceptional' tribal vessels sold on the same day at different sales

18 January 2021

Two exceptional examples of ethnographic art – one from the north-west coast of America, the other for Polynesia – sold in the UK regions last month.

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Hit the Deck for Orientalism

18 January 2021

This Mamluk-style pottery basin decorated with a band of kufic script is in fact the creation of ‘father of art pottery’ Frenchman Theodore Deck (1823-91).

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Jewellery: Demand for quality antique and vintage pieces remains high in 2021

18 January 2021

Covid-19 has played havoc with the jewellery fairs and auction calendar but it has done little to dull the appetite for quality antique and vintage pieces.

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Souvenir suitable for a Jacobite

18 January 2021

These Jacobite roundels carry the portraits of Charles Edward Stuart (1720-88) and his brother Henry Benedict Stuart (1725-1807).

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Waterfall bookcases flow well at auction

18 January 2021

The sale at W&H Peacock (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Bedford on January 1 included, estimated at £200-300, this pair of mahogany waterfall-style bookcases.

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Victorian silver salts on offer in Florida

18 January 2021

The Palm Beach Collections sale at Hindman in Florida on January 25 includes this set of four Victorian silver figural salts by E&J Barnard (London 1866).

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Ancient pottery camel figure stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

15 January 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Tang dynasty (618-907) pottery figure of a Bactrian camel and rider that went four times over estimate.

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Open Art Fair appeals court ruling on stand fee

11 January 2021

The organiser of The Open Art Fair is to appeal a small claims court ruling that said two dealers need pay only part of their stand fee as the event was cut short.

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A true mouse man carving comes to auction in Yorkshire

11 January 2021

The highlight of a private collection of Robert Thompson oak carvings to be offered by Tennants on March 6 is this curious anthropomorphic figure of the ‘Mouseman of Kilburn’.