Bishop & Miller

Bishop & Miller are an auction house and valuers in Stowmarket, Suffolk. They were founded in 2015 by Oliver Miller who previously worked at Bonhams and Lockdales.

They hold regular art and antiques sales as well as specialist auctions offering items such as furniture, books, jewellery, silver, toys, ceramics, coins and works of art. They also stage timed and no-reserve auctions.


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Fragmented figures at the double

22 July 2024

Carved wooden sculptural fragments are a market strength.

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Vernacular furniture on the rise thanks to 'quirky and charming' appeal

22 July 2024

Furniture and objects associated with a rustic or farmhouse aesthetic have gained popularity in recent decades.

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'Exceedingly scarce' wool weight triples estimate in Suffolk

22 July 2024

This William III bronze wool weight cast with the royal arms is more than twice the size of most, weighing in at 14lb.

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A fitting testament to dealer Tobias Jellinek

22 July 2024

The much-anticipated auction of the personal collection of Tobias Jellinek (1934-2023) was held on the afternoon of June 19 at Bishop & Miller (25% buyer’s premium) in East Anglia.

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Bed comes to rest as buyer in Sweden secures oak furniture in Stowmarket sale

22 July 2024

The survival rate for 16th century and earlier furniture is much lower than that of 17th century examples.

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Dickens’ gin jug packs punch at auction

24 June 2024

The final tranche of items from the Tony Chapman collection of pewter offered at Bishop & Miller of Stowmarket on June 19 included this capacious Victorian lidded jug once owned by Charles Dickens (1812-70).

Movers & Shakers

Promotions, hires and expansion from Cumbria to the Cotswolds and Norfolk to Dorset

04 April 2024

The latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques sector

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Candlesticks brighten sale day in Suffolk

01 April 2024

The latest edition of The Oak Interior auction held by Bishop & Miller (25% buyer’s premium) in Stowmarket on February 28-29 majored heavily on metalwork.

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Two lots both with one careful owner since new

11 March 2024

Watches with provenance will naturally command a premium.

Eloise Stannard still life

Stannard still life keeps up standards in East Anglia

22 February 2024

Like a number of East Anglian artists, Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829-1915) has a decent following among both the trade and a core group of private collectors.

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Frames galore at Stowmarket sale

13 November 2023

Stowmarket firm Bishop & Miller holds a timed online sale of 104 picture frames that ends on November 19.

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Art Market: Churchyard on cloud £9000

13 November 2023

Small sky study sets a new high for works by the artist who was a great observer of nature

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Pewter pleases for a second time

13 November 2023

Suffolk sale includes further selection from Chapman collection – but sculpture brings big surprise

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Eighteenth century plates from Steel collection

16 October 2023

Around 20 lots of delftware, mostly plates, tiles and chargers with modest estimates, featured in the sale of the Diana Steel collection.

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Bring on the Clowes

09 October 2023

James Clowes (c.1643-1705), who was born in Astbury, Cheshire, became a Free Brother of The Clockmakers Company in 1671 – the same year as Thomas Tompion, Joseph Knibb, Daniel Quare and Joseph Windmills. He worked first in St Giles in the Fields and then at Saint Ann’s Blackfriars.

Roman glass cinerarium

Norfolk dealer’s glass collection up for sale

18 September 2023

A single-owner sale from the late Norfolk glass collector and dealer Brian Watson is coming to Bishop & Miller on September 27.

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May the good ship Woolford have a safe journey

28 August 2023

An English covered goblet made in 1820 to commemorate the first voyage of the ship Woodford is on offer at Bishop & Miller in Glandford, Norfolk

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Mason’s shows signs of making a collecting comeback

28 August 2023

Is Mason’s ironstone going through a collecting Renaissance? Well, perhaps

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Symbol of a Victorian secret society emerges at Norfolk auction

05 June 2023

Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas were probably members. So too Charles Robert Ashbee.

Edward IV bronze measure

‘Earliest standard measure’ is the weigh to go

22 May 2023

The Oak Interior sale at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on June 1-2 includes this ‘important and exceptional’ Edward IV bronze measure.

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