Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
Pick of the week: Window into 18th century gentry life16 November 2020
An item of local interest to bidders at Bamfords in Derby was this 18th century account book for Radbourne Hall, the seat of the Chandos-Pole family.
Best English milled gold coins strike it big in Monte Carlo sale16 November 2020
The record for a British coin sold at auction has been broken twice at a sale in Monte Carlo.
Culloden commemorative box with Jacobite sympathies emerges in London sale16 November 2020
Lots of souvenirs were produced referencing the Battle of Culloden on April 16, 1746 – the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 and the last pitched battle fought on British soil.
An Italian cameo brooch and a group of Regency garden chairs are among six lots to watch at auction this week16 November 2020
With estimates from £80-100,000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.
Opportunity knocks for decorative arts sales16 November 2020
Salerooms seize the chance as traditional dedicated auctions fade away in London
Paper view: 30 previews of books, prints, posters, ephemera and documents available at dealers and auctions16 November 2020
The term ‘works on paper’ encompasses a diverse range of media from artist’s prints to posters, ephemera and documents. Pictured here, along with an array of books, is a section of items available to buy from dealers or bid for at auction.
Auction previews: issue 246816 November 2020
A selection of 17 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Miniature depicting key figure in colonial Australia draws demand at Lawrences of Bletchingley16 November 2020
This 4 x 3in (10 x 8cm) oil on ivory miniature, offered by Lawrences (20% buyer’s premium) of Bletchingley, is attributed to the English miniature painter William Mineard Bennett (1778-1858).
British Dominion: rare petrol pump globe makes £23,000 at Richard Edmonds16 November 2020
Every collector of glass petrol pump globes – or lenses as they are known in the US – hopes to own examples by the classic big brands: BP, Shell, Esso and the like.
Chinese art special – Our pick of six auction highlights sold this month13 November 2020
ATG’s latest selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes features six pieces of Chinese art including a Kangxi-period porcelain wine-bottle cooler that sold above estimate in Dorchester.
Papers reveal doomed anti-slavery colony09 November 2020
In 1793, well in advance of the Slave Trade Act (1807) and the Slavery Abolition Act (1833), 275 British men, women and children attempted to settle an uninhabited island off the coast of Sierra Leone.
Pick of the week: Fab pair from ‘Glasgow Four’ duo09 November 2020
Two pieces by ‘Glasgow Four’ artists Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and Frances Macdonald McNair (1873-1921) topped Lyon & Turnbull’s Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 auction on November 2-3.
A looking glass believed to have been owned by Marie Antoinette is among the four lots to watch at auction this week09 November 2020
With estimates from £1000-70,000, here are four previews of upcoming items this week.
‘Hans Sloane’ Chelsea dish is a vine find09 November 2020
This Chelsea dish moulded as a vine leaf and painted with polychrome fruit is a textbook production from the Red Anchor period c.1755-58.
Auction previews: issue 246709 November 2020
A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland. While care has been taken in compiling these previews, we strongly advise that you also check with the saleroom concerned in case of cancellations or postponements because of the latest Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
1930s petrol pump globe stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week06 November 2020
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Dominion petrol pump globe from c.1937 that sold five-times over estimate in Chippenham.
Illuminating an African royal dynasty in India02 November 2020
An early 19th century royal manuscript produced for the Nawab of Sachin, c.1830, was given the Antiques Trade Gazette prize for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from an Auction House when the annual Asian Art in London awards were announced last week.
Serving the nation – the Pitt family china02 November 2020
A Chinese export dinner service used in the home of three Georgian prime ministers comes for sale this week as part of Asian Art in London.
An Italian Renaissance plaquette and a paperback first edition of The Hobbit are among the four lots to watch at auction this week02 November 2020
With estimates from £300-60,000 here are four previews of upcoming items this week.
Fragment of magnificent dish makes bullish £460002 November 2020
This tin-glazed earthenware fragment comes from a once magnificent early Italian maiolica ‘istoriato’ dish from the first half of the 16th century.