Barbara Kirk

Barbara Kirk is an auction house in Cornwall located in the former Penzance Trinity House Depot, near the harbour.

Owner and auctioneer Barbara Kirk is a specialist in jewellery, silver and watches but the firm also has expertise in antiques, collector's items, fine art, collectables and studio ceramics.


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Saleroom selection: Three works under £1000 in regional sales, including Samuel John 'Lamorna' Birch watercolour

27 August 2018

A selection of three works from UK regional salerooms sold for £1000 or under.

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Gramophone needle tins up at auction show the appeal of niche collecting

16 April 2018

By the law of averages, there must be a collector out there for just about any antique. So while gramophone collecting is not that unusual, gramophone needle tins definitely push into the ‘niche’ category.

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Shaft and globe shows a lot of Cornish bottle

29 January 2018

A 17th century long-necked sealed ‘shaft and globe’ wine bottle sold for an unexpected £8300 (plus 15% buyer’s premium) at Barbara Kirk Auctions in Penzance on January 23.

Gold ducat Ferdinand I of Aragon

15th century gold coin found by dog-walkers heads to auction in Cornwall

06 January 2017

A rare European gold coin found by a dog-walker on a Cornish beach is to be auctioned in Penzance later this month.

Burmese silver bowl

Vendor’s waste paper basket proves to be rare Burmese silver bowl

11 November 2016

A rare late 19th century Burmese silver bowl has come to auction having previously been used by the vendor’s mother as a waste paper basket.

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Shoe flask from The Deptford Pottery

23 January 2014

This novelty flask in the form of a shoe features in Barbara Kirk’s forthcoming Antiques & Collectors Items Auction in Penzance.

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Fabergé silver in Penzance

14 March 2013

Barbara Kirk’s first auction of antiques, jewellery and collectors items in Penzance will take place on March 19.

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