Latest News Articles by Terence Ryle
Bidders eager to compete for market-fresh material from Warwickshire manor22 February 2021
Until its sale last year, Newbold Pacey Hall had been the seat of the Little family since the house was built by William Little in c.1780-90.
Seventy-five mirror bids in the frame22 February 2021
On a day when furniture and antiques proved to be particularly popular, the surprise star of Fellows’ (23% buyer’s premium) 740-lot online sale was an Italian 19th century pier mirror.
Mug celebrating George Stephenson’s Rocket steams to triple-estimate22 February 2021
This Liverpool creamware transfer-printed frog mug was produced by the short-lived Herculaneum factory c.1830-33 just after the 1829 Rainhill Steam Trials.
Chinese works of art: a here-to-sell strategy15 February 2021
Colchester auction house Reeman Dansie follows a policy of detailed cataloguing for Chinese art but modest estimates
Estate of Turpin Antiques dealer stands up and delivers15 February 2021
A recent Reeman Dansie sale in Colchester included 80 pieces from the estate of the well-known dealer Jane Sumner, who died last September at the age of 82.
The toon mark07 December 2020
Four early pieces of Newcastle plate and a selection of other silver rarities sold at auction this autumn
Slimline sale in Cheffins still one to remember09 November 2020
Auctioneer makes his debut on the Cambridge rostrum with reduced but memorable offering
Caterpillar Club races to record02 November 2020
Gold pin awarded to Second World War Polish pilot later executed after the Great Escape
Wally birds and Moorcroft retain star appeal26 October 2020
Topping a 360-lot, £242,000 single-owner collection of Martinware and Moorcroft at Kingham & Orme (23% buyer’s premium) was a Robert Wallace Martin grotesque bird.
Urns and mug make big earners19 October 2020
Coadestone urns to this design were a personal favourite of company founder Eleanor Coade herself.
What a relief: Italian surprises emerge at Mallams' auction19 October 2020
Brought back to England by 19th century travel writer Richard Ford, a carved alabaster relief of the Madonna watching over Christ was the outstanding lot from a Gloucestershire country house offered at Mallams Cheltenham (22.5% buyer’s premium).
Ewe beauty: Rice collection in demand05 October 2020
Further pieces from English porcelain specialist’s collection are among highlights in Lewes.
Mouseman lucky 1305 October 2020
The best of 13 Mouseman pieces that sold at Morphets (20% buyer’s premium) for a total of £41,000 was a classic early adzed oak and burr oak sideboard made in Robert Thompson’s Kilburn workshop c.1928-30.
Lot watched by eager beaker bidders05 October 2020
Silver by major names from the early to late years of last century were major eyecatchers at the Lacy Scott & Knight (20% buyer’s premium) 20th Century Design Sale in Bury St Edmunds.
Dealer Jack Webb’s superb 1000-lot militaria collection brings white-glove result28 September 2020
London dealer Jack Webb, who died last year aged 94, was known for the variety of unusual pieces at his Camden Passage shop, but the D-Day veteran’s personal enthusiasm was for militaria.
Casablanca and a right carry-on in court28 September 2020
Backing up his upbeat view of the future for salerooms (ATG No 2444) veteran auctioneer Chris Ewbank enjoyed a 99% success rate at the latest outing for his Sports & Entertainment specialist department.
US hero given British honour28 September 2020
As heroic a defence against the odds as Rorke’s Drift, and certainly more important, the twin battles of Imphal and Kohima are much less well known.
Bottle vase supplies a £55,000 Chinese surprise24 August 2020
Solid selling punctuated by a number of estimate-eclipsing bids made the July 17-18 sale a very welcome return to business for Tennants (20% buyer’s premium).
Five O’Clock means it is time for Belleek24 August 2020
Around the year 1904, during the Second Period of Belleek production in Fermanagh, Ulster, designer William Harris designed the Five O’Clock pattern.
Vernacular crafts treasured for innate charm make hefty sums in the saleroom17 August 2020
Some aspects of the traditional antiques market continue to perform with zest – and ‘folk art’ is among them.