Halls Fine Art

Halls Fine Art is part of a UK company of auctioneers, estate agents and chartered surveyors. It was founded in 1845 in Shrewsbury in the West Midlands.

Halls Fine Art auctions include jewellery, paintings, furniture, silver, watches, coins, medals, militaria, ceramics, books and toys. Its other services include written valuations for insurance and inheritance tax.


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Quare takes £30,000 in west London and other clock highlights in recent auctions

14 January 2019

Topping a number of good pre-Christmas clock sales was a rare table/bracket clock, among the last made by London ‘Golden Age’ name Daniel Quare (1649-1724) with Stephen Horseman, who became his partner at the Exchange Alley workshop in 1721.

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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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What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including Edmund de Waal’s netsukes and a Lalique bronze hand mirror

30 November 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights that sold at auction in the last week including a netsuke collection, a Lalique mirror and rare Georgian silver.

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Suffragettes stand up for rights by burning a grandstand

05 November 2018

On June 13, 1913, just five days after the infamous death of Emily Wilding Davison under the king’s horse at the Derby, two Suffragettes set fire to the Hurst Park grandstand in Surrey.

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Hammer highlights: five lots that caught bidders’ eyes including a rare example of automobilia

26 October 2018

A Banksy print, a Suffragette medal and a rare piece of British automobilia are among ATG’s selection of highlights that sold at auctions this week.

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Affordable art: Six works sold or offered for under £650 including a David Jagger portrait

23 October 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £650 and three upcoming lots offered the next week.

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An array of accessible antiquities

15 October 2018

Headlines about antiquities today usually follow two paths: either highlighting the issue of looting or focusing on the huge sums treasures of the ancient world can command.

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Pick up a lamp for three figures

15 October 2018

If bidders were to be lured to the ageless aspect of antiquities, one might think that a lamp which first lit the darkness two millennia ago would be hard to resist.

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Heraldic manuscripts lead Halls sale in Shrewsbury

10 September 2018

Two lots offering heraldic manuscripts – one of them being of particular regional interest – produced the highest bids in a mixed sale of collectables and militaria held in Shrewsbury.

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Pair portrays elegance of Yorkshire nobility

21 May 2018

Guided at £200-400, a pair of 17th century British school portraits (one pictured below) went on to fetch £1150 each at Halls (20% buyer’s premium) of Shrewsbury.

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Caddy makes a return to the Netherlands

02 April 2018

Harking back to when the Netherlands was a powerful player in the tea trade, a rare, early 18th century silver caddy attracted international interest at Halls (20% buyer’s premium) of Shrewsbury.

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Petit service is big-seller

26 March 2018

Porcelain by Jacob Petit (1797-1868) is a scarce sight at provincial rooms.

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Halls’ shake-up revives stand-alone Asian sale

15 January 2018

New year brings a new sales calendar at Halls of Shrewsbury, not least launching a dedicated Asian art auction.

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Cecil Kennedy shows petal power

13 November 2017

This archetypal still-life by Cecil Kennedy (1905-97) topped Halls’ (20% buyer’s premium) £300,000 auction on October 18.

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Halls to offer miniatures from Richard Allen collection

25 September 2017

Richard Allen is a name few in the portrait miniatures market would fail to know.

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How the country house sale lives to fight another day

21 August 2017

Recent country house contents sales at Chorley's, Halls and Hansons show that evolving the model is breathing new life into a traditional format.

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Damaged ‘Yongzheng’ vase sells for £150,000 at Halls' auction

24 July 2017

A large Qing blue and white bottle vase with a Yongzheng (1723-35) mark sold for £150,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Halls in Shrewsbury.

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Phone bidders fuel cigarette box bidding

24 July 2017

This shagreen, silver and enamel cigarette box and cover, made for Liberty and Co and attributed to Manx designer Archibald Knox (1854-1933), doubled its estimate to sell for £10,500 at Halls (20% buyer’s premium) in Shrewsbury on June 21.

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Caughley collection shows the Wright ways to attract buyers

15 May 2017

Shropshire auction of wares from short-lived ‘niche’ factory proves to be a good market test...

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