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Rebrands and new hires – an update on the latest moves across the art and antiques sector

05 October 2021

The latest Movers & Shakers news across the UK including a new president at BADA and a new board member at LAPADA.

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Catherine Southon sells telegraph message saying 'we sank the Bismarck'

09 August 2021

This first-hand document recording one of the most significant naval events of the Second World War was offered at Catherine Southon (20% buyer’s premium) in Surrey this summer.

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Entertainment memorabilia: Cover stories

05 April 2021

The name Abbey Road has gone far beyond its significance as a smart street in north London thanks to renowned music studios and a seminal album

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Chance to buy Westminster street signs at auction as London council upgrades its portfolio

19 January 2021

Westminster City Council is upgrading its portfolio of enamel street signs and is selling off more than 200 examples at Catherine Southon next month.

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An Italian Renaissance plaquette and a paperback first edition of The Hobbit are among the four lots to watch at auction this week

02 November 2020

With estimates from £300-60,000 here are four previews of upcoming items this week.

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Silver: Examples from across the world lead to choice selection at auctions

06 July 2020

Silver made in both Britain and the Continent provides a wide variety for buyers via auctions and dealers across the globe. Here ATG picks out a selection of 13 recent sales and upcoming lots.

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Fringe benefits for Bromley diamonds

29 June 2020

Among the many successful online-only jewellery auctions that took place during the lockdown was that held by Bromley-based saleroom Catherine Southon (18% buyer’s premium), writes John Benjamin.

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Gaming board pays £30,000

23 March 2020

A valuation day in Tunbridge Wells led to the consignment of a late-16th century south German rosewood and bone gaming board at Catherine Southon.

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Catherine Southon auction to offer late-16th century gaming board found in bombed-out London

03 February 2020

“As soon as the vendor pulled the board from her bag, I recognised something of serious interest.”

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Charity shop rewarded for auction decision on donated ring

17 December 2019

Charity may begin at home, but sometimes it ends in the saleroom. A ring brought into a charity shop nearly doubled its top estimate at auction in Surrey.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a taxidermy display, ancient Roman pottery and a Sèvres cup and saucer

25 November 2019

With estimates from £180-4000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Seat of power: Churchill maquette

11 November 2019

Less familiar than some of the busts and maquettes of Winston Churchill by Oscar Nemon (1906-85) was this bronze resin maquette, below, offered at Catherine Southon’s (18% buyer’s premium) sale in Selsdon, Surrey.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including cult Contemporary art, a William IV needlework sampler and a RAF clock

30 September 2019

With estimates from £150-1500, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

Art Deco figure by Ferdinand Preiss

Chinese glass painting, Art Deco figure and historical archive – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

19 July 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a bronze and ivory Art Deco figure by Ferdinand Preiss, a Chinese Export reverse painted mirror and an archive of documents from a historic Berkshire estate.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a plague plaque, a Willy Wonka golden ticket and a lost Marlborough gem

15 July 2019

With estimates from £800-12,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

Suffragette archive

What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last week? Six auction highlights including a Suffragette archive sold at Catherine Southon’s latest sale

01 March 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a large scrapbook of ephemera relating to Isabel Seymour, secretary for the Women’s Social Political Union (WSPU), that sold at Catherine Southon’s latest auction.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Gothic Revival clock and a George II mahogany table

25 February 2019

With estimates from £100-50,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Votes for Women anniversary effect lasts into 2019 with a fresh Suffragette consignment

19 February 2019

Anniversaries can tempt out collections to auction but it can have a longer-lasting effect. Last year marked the centenary of votes for women in Britain and a lot coming up in 2019 shows the consignments are still out there.

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Lalique mirror saved from dustbin

17 December 2018

The bronze pieces produced by Rene Lalique are perhaps less well-known than the master’s jewellery and glass but seldom so under-rated that they are consigned to the dustbin, as was the case with this c.1910 hand mirror, below.

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UK sales of Asian art – a coming together of cultures

03 December 2018

Despite the disparity in numbers, the market for Chinese and Japanese works of art are increasingly aligned.

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