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.


Online wine deal for Dreweatts

22 October 2012

Dreweatts have announced a new joint venture with online wine trading platform bidforwine.com which provides live online and timed bidding services for connoisseurs, traders and investors, backed by storage facilities at the EHD bonded warehouse in Weybridge.

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First Editions galore at Bloomsbury

18 October 2012

This first edition, first issue of ‘The Great Gatsby’ from 1922 is one of the star lots in a sale described by Bloomsbury Auctions as “one of the most important collections of modern first editions to come onto the market in the last ten years”.

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Burgeoning Burges – another work emerges at £34,000

11 October 2012

Works of art by architect-designer William Burges (1827-1881) are extremely rare – but serendipity has seen half a dozen pieces emerge recently in the regions.

Bloomsbury’s Italian franchise ends

08 October 2012

The franchise agreement under which Bloomsbury Auctions Italia has operated in Rome since September 2011 has ceased.

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‘Elizabeth I’ saddlecloth in Newbury sale

17 September 2012

A saddlecloth reputedly used by Queen Elizabeth I during her state visit to Bristol in 1574 is to be offered at auction.

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Indian inlays at £16,000

12 September 2012

The latest Interiors sale at Dreweatts of Donnington Priory included this 2ft 6in (77cm) wide coromandel and ivory marquetry centre or Communion table.

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‘Elizabeth bloomed like a flower in the field’

05 September 2012

A portrait of Princess Elizabeth by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) completed just a few years before she became Queen is to go under the hammer at Bloomsbury Auctions in London on September 12.

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Jade bowl decorated by Burges

05 September 2012

Decorated by William Burges (1827-1881), this silver mounted Chinese carved celadon jade bowl it to be offered at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, Newbury on September 12.

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Table leads furniture at Newbury sale

29 August 2012

Leading Dreweatts’ interiors sale in Donnington Priory, Newbury, on September 5 is this Indian or possibly Indo-Portuguese ebony, coromandel and ivory inset centre table.

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Norman Mailer manuscripts at Bloomsbury Auctions

18 July 2012

Bloomsbury Auctions will offer 42 original pencil sketches by American novelist Norman Mailer at their July 19 sale in London.

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Rare silver chocolate cup takes £20,000

06 July 2012

ROUND UP: The highlight of the latest silver sale held by Dreweatts of Donnington Priory was this George I Britannia standard chocolate cup.

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Urban art on the block

27 June 2012

Among the star attractions at Bloomsbury Auction’s ‘Urban Contemporary’ sale, a 120-lot auction held on July 3 in Mayfair, London is ‘Moona Lisa’, a unique rendition in gold by Bristol-based artist Nick Walker.

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Chinese crane set to take flight

20 June 2012

This Chinese cloisonné enamel crane from the Qing Dynasty (18th-19th century) will be offered in Dreweatts’ Donnington Priory sale on June 27.

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Evidence of a dealer’s dedicated eye

23 May 2012

Duncan Campbell was a remarkable and unconventional dealer. His gallery in Thackeray Street, Kensington, was packed with pretty much anything that caught his eye, whether it was paintings, prints, pottery, furniture, or tribal art.

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The Duchess steams to £140,000 world record

16 May 2012

It was full steam ahead at Dreweatts’ auction of model locomotives from the Salem Collection as a world record price was run up.

Richards takes over as deputy chairman at Dreweatts

19 March 2012

THE Fine Art Auction Group Ltd, trading as Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions, have appointed Will Richards as deputy chairman of Dreweatts.

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Andro Gilmour makes his mark

17 December 2011

ONLY two Scottish 17th century lace-back spoons are recorded by the National Museum of Scotland so this example offered by Dreweatts at Donnington Priory was quite a rarity.

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Decoding the oldest trick in the book

27 September 2011

THE largest 'Conjuring' sale seen in London for some time, at Bloomsbury Auctions on September 8, had at its core the 460-lot collection of the late Bob Read, a 'Close-Up Entertainer' and lecturer in the UK and USA who was a tireless researcher into the history of magic and conjuring.

Dreweatts finalise deal to acquire Bloomsbury Auctions

12 July 2011

LEADING regional auctioneers Dreweatts have formally acquired London-based antiquarian book specialists Bloomsbury Auctions.

Oliphant oak at £15,000

31 May 2011

DONNINGTON Priory saleroom Dreweatts sold the collection of Bob Oliphant as part of a wider-ranging auction of traditional art and antiques on May 24-25.

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