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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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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Visiting books from the Duchess of Cambridge call in to Shrewsbury auction

18 April 2017

Two visiting books that belonged to the Duchess of Cambridge are being offered at Halls’ country house auction later this month.

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Lifesaving medals sold at auction include lifeboat rescue hero

10 April 2017

It may be military gallantry medals that usually get all the glory but honours awarded to a lifeboat crew member sold in a Devon auction typify civilian bravery.

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UK regional salerooms share spoils in strong series of Asian art auctions

17 November 2016

The UK’s regional salerooms turned up a series of six-figure objects during the first of two weeks of designated Asian art sales.

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Chinese brush pot takes £155,000 at Shrewsbury auction

09 November 2016

A Chinese cinnabar lacquer brush pot sold for £155,000 at Shrewsbury auctioneers Halls earlier today.

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Double joy at Halls as Chinese vases bring £85,000

19 May 2016

A pair of Daoguang (1821-50) mark and period vases sold for £85,000 at a recent sale held at Halls of Shrewsbury.

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