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.


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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Renowned candlestick back in the limelight at Stowmarket sale

08 May 2023

Estimated at £15,000-20,000, this 8½in (22cm) Elizabeth I or James I pewter bell-based candlestick sold to a private UK collector bidding online for £25,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) as part of the Chapman collection at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on April 27.

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Dealers go to auction as the trade adapts to a new business landscape

17 April 2023

A spate of businesses taking stock and personal collections to the saleroom reflects wider changes in the market

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Settle could be early as 16th century

13 March 2023

Most joined oak settles that appear on the market date from the 17th and the 18th centuries.

Elizabeth I bronze pint exchequer measure

Pick of the week: Pint standard measure makes stand-out price

06 March 2023

Since the days of Magna Carta, it was thought the best way to avoid a fraudulent measure was to have a verified ‘standard’ against which all others could be judged.

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Mortars sell in the grind manner

17 October 2022

Bronze examples from the estate of renowned late metalware dealer catch the attention

Ashley Gallant

Appointments at BADA, Bishop & Miller and Elstob & Elstob – a round up across the art and antiques sector

12 July 2022

Our latest news on hires includes new faces at auction houses and a dealer association.

Bishop & Miller Norfolk

Bishop & Miller expands to Norfolk

11 July 2022

Bishop & Miller is expanding into Norfolk this autumn with a new saleroom and team.

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Chests from four centuries apart

20 June 2022

These two oak boarded chests, made to similar techniques four centuries apart, were offered for sale recently.

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Oak sales revived in Suffolk

14 February 2022

Specialist auctions staged in Stowmarket with expert input show encouraging signs

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