Dreweatts

Founded in 1759, Dreweatts is an auction house based in Donnington Priory in Newbury. It is currently owned by Gurr Johns and managed by George Bailey. Gurr Johns bought the firm from the Stanley Gibbons Group in 2017.

Dreweatts’ specialist auctions include: jewellery, silver, watches, clocks, silver, Asian art, European ceramics and antique furniture.


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If at first you don’t succeed, try a new estimate

28 August 2023

What’s best to do with unsold lots… offer them again at half the price guide perhaps?

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A Duncan Grant market tester

28 August 2023

Testing the market for still-lifes by Bloomsbury school favourite Duncan Grant (1885-1978), a painting by the artist emerged fresh from a notable source in Somerset.

Portrait by Harrington Mann

Mystery woman sets auction record for artist Harrington Mann

21 August 2023

A large and striking 1920s portrait of a young woman drew strong competition at Dreweatts’ (26% buyer’s premium) sale of Anouska Hempel’s collection.

Robert Kime's at home

Personal collection of dealer and decorator Robert Kime comes to Dreweatts auction

02 August 2023

Robert Kime, the collector, dealer and interior decorator who died last year, spent a lifetime building his own collection alongside his business.

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Buffa and Anzani rarity emerges

17 July 2023

Among the most popular lots in the Guinevere: 60 Years on the King’s Road sale was this rare Italian marquetery, vellum and bronze sideboard.

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John Ward pot sets a new auction record at Dreweatts

17 July 2023

A large stoneware vessel by studio potter John Ward (1938- 2023) sold for £35,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) as part of a private collection of his work offered by Dreweatts on July 11.

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Caton Woodville hits new high

03 July 2023

Painting of an Indian Mutiny scene smashes the record thanks to bidding from the sub-continent

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Pratt takes to a very different stage

26 June 2023

Auction house Dreweatts’ managing director Jonathan Pratt is swapping the rostrum for the stage this summer.

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Faun fleshes out the Philpot story

05 June 2023

A couple of works by leading names in the Modern British art market helped Dreweatts (26/25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) post a total of over £1m (including premium) at its early spring Modern and Contemporary Art auction.

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Chequers view was painted for the Iron Lady

05 June 2023

On Saturday 17 April, 1982, the artist Jonathan Warrender (b.1954) found himself in the back of a Bentley whirling through country lanes towards Chequers.

Xuande mark and period cloisonné ‘pomegranate’ box and cover

The £19 Chinese box now worth £230,000

22 May 2023

The highlight of Dreweatts’ Asian art sale on May 17-18 was this very rare Xuande (1426-35) mark and period cloisonné ‘pomegranate’ box and cover.

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Detective work sheds some light on a £75,000 chandelier

08 May 2023

Investigation by saleroom specialist pays off as Castle Howard connection helps a chandelier to impress

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Queen Mother caught in sculpture form for the final time

01 May 2023

Dreweatts of Newbury will offer a selection of royal-related works in its Interiors sale on May 16.

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Xuande ‘pomegranate’ box and cover displays imperial appeal

01 May 2023

Dreweatts’ sale on May 17-18 includes a very rare Xuande (1426-35) mark and period cloisonné ‘pomegranate’ box and cover.

Mosaic roundel

Pick of the week: Mosaic for the Bloomsbury set in demand at Berkshire auction

17 April 2023

Boris Vasilyevich Anrep (1883-1969), a Russian who lived and worked for most of his life in Britain, is not well known today.

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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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Trade greets market fresh Wodehouse Old Master wonders

27 March 2023

Middle market Old Masters, longstanding family ownership, market freshness... what’s not to like?

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Pair of Flemish family portraits on offer

27 February 2023

Dreweatts’ sale of Old Master, British and European art on March 2 includes a pair of portraits by Flemish artist Nicholas Joseph Delin (1741-1803).

Chinese heavenly globe vase

Annual auction totals: Dreweatts retains top spot as market readjusts after the pandemic impact

20 February 2023

In the first test of the post-Covid era many of the UK’s top salerooms posted strong figures for art, antiques and luxury items across the calendar year.

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Weather forecast all in one

20 February 2023

Dreweatts in Newbury has for sale this fine Victorian ‘weather station’ with a full provenance and a portrait of its former owner.

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