Hansons

Hansons is a UK auction house that holds regular auctions at its Derbyshire showroom in Etwall as well as at Bishton Hall in Staffordshire and Normansfield Theatre in Teddington, London. In August 2020, Hansons purchased the assets of two further UK salerooms: Charles Ross Auctioneers in Woburn and Holloway’s in Banbury.

The firm was set up in 2005 by proprietor Charles Hanson who appears on a number of antiques television shows.


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Baltic Service coffee can with the Nelson touch

12 July 2021

A single coffee can from the Baltic Service was among the highlights of Hansons’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale on June 9, selling to a collector at £2000.

Phyllis Kao

New hires and promotions at Hansons, Dawsons and Bonhams

10 June 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers are a group of hires at Bonhams in Hong Kong and New York.

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The £36,000 tale of Maud Lewis and her $10 oils

24 May 2021

A group of naive oils found boxed up during a house move drew strong interest at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium), making a combined £36,000.

Ryedale Ritual Bronzes

Metal detectorists’ bronze discoveries sell for £185,000 at Hansons

20 May 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes, including a bust believed to represent Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has sold at Hansons for £185,000.

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Roald Dahl: ‘Never shelter children from the world’

10 May 2021

The Library Auction at Hansons (Bishton Hall, Staffordshire) on June 15 includes this autograph letter by Roald Dahl.

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Brangwyn the bachelor boy

10 May 2021

From 1932-34 Clarice Cliff was the art director for a project involving nearly 30 artists of the day to promote good design on tableware.

Marcus Aurelius bust

Ritual bronzes unearthed in Yorkshire come to auction at Hansons

12 April 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes discovered by metal detectorists in North Yorkshire last year will be offered at auction.

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Rock ‘n’ not just a roll

05 April 2021

They sang about a Champagne Supernova but ‘24 large cans of quality lager’ were more to their taste when Oasis stipulated their needs for band and crew at an early gig.

Iron Age brooch

Pick of the week: Chieftain’s fashion statement is all the rage 2000 years later

08 March 2021

This copper alloy and champleve enamel brooch would once have graced the chariot of an Iron Age chieftain.

Porcelain propaganda plate

Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Soviet propaganda plate

22 February 2021

With estimates from £400-2000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

Portrait of June Furlong by George Jardine

Row breaks out over artist model’s estate sale

08 February 2021

A row has erupted over the circumstances surrounding the auction of a collection of Modern British art in Derbyshire in December.

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Work that brought colour to life

08 February 2021

Influential Moses Harris work had made no appearance in auction records and sparked vibrant bidding at Hansons.

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Striking a pose for nearly 50 years

18 January 2021

Life model depicted by Freud, Auerbach and even Lennon amassed her own art collection

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Miniature of Benjamin West by Henry Bone sells to US buyer

18 January 2021

A miniature by Henry Bone (1755-1834) depicting the American artist Benjamin West (1738-1820) was among the notable lots at the recent Hansons sale.

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Silver selection: Magna Carta sculptural group shines at Hansons

18 January 2021

‘Exceptional’ Victorian piece that made £56,000 leads a look at recent notable sale results.

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Broken and reglued but still sold at £200,000

04 January 2021

A recent fine art auction at Hansons (25% buyer’s premium) included a once magnificent Qianlong (1735-99) copper-red and underglaze blue lantern vase.

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Top stories this week – including news of a glued together Chinese vase going eight times over estimate at auction

19 December 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Qianlong lantern vase that was broken and reglued in nine pieces selling at Hansons in Derbyshire.

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Ingenious, but the Germans smelt a rat

14 December 2020

Always popular at auction, always great to write about – so no excuses needed for featuring a selection of the weird and wonderful Second World War spy and sabotage gadgets and ingenious escape devices which do appear often in sales.

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Auction previews: issue 2471

07 December 2020

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Newton taken on a journey

07 December 2020

English edition of the most famous scientific book of all finally ends up in German hands.

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