Bellmans

Bellmans is an auction house operating from salerooms in Winchester, Hampshire and Wisborough Green, West Sussex. Managing director Jonathan Pratt holds valuation events in both the local areas as well as from an office in central London.

Bellmans hold regular antiques and interiors auctions offering items including silver, jewellery, Oriental works of art, furniture and garden statuary.


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Author closes a collecting chapter

13 June 2022

Horror and fantasy novelist went from buying comic art to modern European purchases.

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Tantalising prospect of owning a clock and a Zoffany

30 May 2022

The recent auction at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) included the firm’s biannual horological offering.

Harrison Goldman

New hires and an auction house expansion – the latest news from across the art and antiques sector

26 May 2022

Appointments at Christie’s New York and Bellmans are among the latest jobs news.

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Judge Gary’s celebrated service creates a stir

25 April 2022

The March 30-31 sale at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green included three pieces from the Royal Crown Derby Judge Gary service.

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How Lady Hamilton stared down at Uncle Monty

11 April 2022

A couple of elegant portraits from the collection of Professor Bernard Nevill (1930-2019) drew keen interest at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

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Flemish flourish as lively Old Master emerges at Bellmans

14 March 2022

A lively 17th century painting showing people in a Flemish tavern, drinking, smoking and playing cards with a man playing the bagpipes will be among the lots at Bellmans’ Old Master & 19th Century Paintings auction in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, on March 29.

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Edward Burch at the cutting edge

07 March 2022

A white agate intaglio carrying the name of a giant of Georgian gem engraving surfaced at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, on February 22-24.

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Church lots: Holy appropriate consignments come to saleroom

14 February 2022

Ecclesiastic buildings can be the source of good secular antiques: typically items bequeathed in the distant past by parishioners for church use.

Items from the estate of Prof Bernard Nevill.

Collection from set of Withnail and I comes to auction in Sussex

12 February 2022

Items from the estate of Prof Bernard Nevill, including furniture and works of art from the film set of 'Withnail and I', will be offered at Bellmans this month.

George III mahogany serving table

Mahogany table sold by Winchester Cathedral stars in our pick of six auction highlights

28 January 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a George III mahogany serving table that made over 40-times estimate at Bellmans in West Sussex.

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From Bond to a snuff box: the Gilbert collections

17 January 2022

Collections relating to leading British film director Lewis Gilbert (1920-2018) and his wife of 53 years Hylda (d.2005) provided very different lots for Billingshurst auction house Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

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Look beyond the brand to find a great chronograph

06 December 2021

Enicar watches do not have the instant brand recognition of a Rolex or Omega but they do share many of the same parts.

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Portrait miniature buyers make Smart choices

22 November 2021

In demand at home and abroad during his lifetime, the eminent miniaturist John Smart was an international draw at a trio of sales.

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Charles II's mistress lovingly portrayed with cupid and doves

15 November 2021

An opportunity to buy a portrait of one of Charles II’s mistresses emerged at a recent Bellmans’ (22% buyer’s premium) sale in West Sussex.

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Snuff box takes 20-times estimate at Bellmans

15 November 2021

Estimated at £400-600, a Meissen chinoiserie decorated porcelain snuff box took £12,000 at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in West Sussex.

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And there’s Moore...

11 October 2021

Bellmans is selling the script and production archive of film director, producer and screenwriter Lewis Gilbert (1920-2018) on November 17-18.

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Dante and Dutch Bibles among Sussex successes

27 September 2021

The sale of July 15 proved to be its most successful since lockdown for auction house Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

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Early days of flight celebrated

27 September 2021

A menu celebrating a landmark in British aviation – the first flight from London to Brighton, accomplished in 1911 – sold for £750 at Bellmans.

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Sterlé’s rare birds soar in Sussex and Dublin

20 September 2021

Combining technical mastery with recurring motifs derived from nature, Pierre Sterlé’s (1905-1978) style is instantly recognisable.

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