Adam Partridge

Adam Partridge is an auction house specialising in antiques and fine art that opened in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 2008. It is owned by auctioneer Adam Partridge who has featured on TV programmes including Bargain Hunt and Flog it.

The business launched a sister saleroom in Liverpool in 2011 after taking over The Liverpool Auction Rooms. In 2023, the firm announced that it had acquired Bainbridges in Ruislip, west London as well as The Hele saleroom (previously Auction Antiques) which operates from an old cider factory eight miles north of Exeter.


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Lampshade highlights the work of Quentin Bell, the last of Bloomsbury

22 January 2024

A lampshade painted by Quentin Bell sold for a remarkable £4700 when Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium) dispersed the residual collection of Michael Evans in Macclesfield.

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Quentin Bell lampshade takes nearly 40-times estimate

10 January 2024

A lampshade painted by Quentin Bell sold for a remarkable £4700 when Adam Partridge dispersed the residual collection of Michael Evans (Dayabandu).

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All forgiven: medieval document relating to rebellion soars above estimate

04 September 2023

This medieval document with a royal seal attached amounts to a pardon granted by Henry IV (1367-1413) to John Barlawe of the manor of Barlow in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy (now suburban Manchester).

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Definitely not selling for buttons: Lucie Rie moulds make £4200

08 May 2023

Two moulds for making buttons, given by studio potter Lucie Rie (1902-95) to her cleaning lady, were sold at a London auction on March 29.

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Heads you win a final proof coin set bearing Queen Victoria’s portrait

01 May 2023

The final proof coin set bearing Queen Victoria’s portrait was issued by the Royal Mint in two sets in 1893.

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Significant Sèvres tazza makes 22-times estimate at Macclesfield auction

20 March 2023

The Adam Partridge (25% buyer’s premium) sale in Macclesfield on March 2 included a tazza from an important historical Sèvres service.

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Cartlidge captures tile images of Maori guides

13 March 2023

The potter George Cartlidge, who worked for Sherwin & Cotton in Hanley for close to 30 years, is best known as the designer of Arts & Crafts Morris Ware.

New hires and promotions

Hindman’s CEO hire and a new owner for Bainbridges: promotions and moves across the world of art and antiques

10 January 2023

The latest Movers & Shakers including a new CEO at Hindman and Adam Partridge acquiring Bainbridges in Ruislip.

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Adam Partridge spreads his wings to the south

09 January 2023

Macclesfield and Liverpool auction house Adam Partridge has expanded its operation into the south-east and south-west of England with the purchase of two existing salerooms.

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Toys and collectables: Renowned enthusiast's collection causes a stir at Cheshire saleroom

05 December 2022

Such was the renown of toy collector the late Jack Tempest that when his collection came up for auction many of the bidders who flocked to the sale on November 10 recognised a lot of the items on offer.

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Is Small now hitting the big time?

28 November 2022

When coming across a female artist who was once quite recognised but now is rather little known, buyers today automatically ask the question: ‘Is she undervalued?’

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Maidens version of seven classic Crane vases

28 November 2022

Walter Crane (1845-1915) designed seven red lustre vases for the Shropshire tile makers Maw & Co of Jackfield in 1889.

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Born in Brecon, Aussie grit

31 October 2022

Lt William Emlyn Hardwick (1885-1918) was born in Brecon but by the time he enlisted to fight in the First World War he was living in Australia.

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How to figure out the two-tier market for Doulton HN series

31 October 2022

A selection of Doulton HN series rarities sold at three regional salerooms this month.

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Testing the market for Batterham studio pottery

03 October 2022

Works by one of the finest masters of thrown stoneware come to auction

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Design post-1860: Crane made Maw vase designs

03 October 2022

The Shropshire pottery, Maw & Co of Jackfield, is best known for the mass production of earthenware tiles and architectural ceramics.

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Extensive collection of Ford Madox Ford emerges in Cheshire

05 September 2022

A substantial collection of works by just one multi-talented and enormously influential figure was presented as part of series of sales held by Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium) in its Macclesfield rooms.

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Lot attracts high level of interest thanks to tempting Titanic lunch menu

22 August 2022

The highlight of the latest maritime sale at Adam Partridge in Liverpool was a collection of 40 menus for dinners held between 1899-1919 in honour of various British and foreign dignitaries.

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Constantinidis ceramics on the rise

16 May 2022

Typically, the work of studio potter Joanna Constantinidis (1927-2000), for nearly 40 years a lecturer in ceramics at Chelmsford Technical College and School of Art, has tended to occupy the second tier of the burgeoning contemporary ceramics market.

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Important piece of Victorian silver made to commemorate largest art exhibition in the UK rediscovered in Macclesfield

28 March 2022

With more than 16,000 works on display, 'Art Treasures of Great Britain', held in a temporary iron-and-glass structure built in the Old Trafford area of Manchester in 1857, remains the largest art exhibition to be held in the UK.

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