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.

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


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Getting right to the nib of the matter

01 April 2017

The wide-ranging sale at Hansons (17.5% buyer’s premium) at Etwall on February 21 included a 20-lot section of fountain pens which offered a brief overview of this largely affordable area of collecting.

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Moorcroft connections help commercial fortunes

18 March 2017

This 7 x 4in (18 x 11cm) enamel plaque in a silvered frame (right) by Francis Arthur Edwardes is the work of the Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild – the metalware workshop set up to aid and educate the children of the Potteries.

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Boer war tinned emergency rations to be auctioned at Hansons

08 March 2017

The two Boer Wars were real eye-openers to the Brits in many ways. It was a period when colonial campaigns collided with the reality of modern warfare, and supplying a mass army was a big part of this.

Truncheons

“Works of art”: British police truncheons to star in Hansons’ auction

13 January 2017

“Beautifully gilded”, “hand painted”, “much sought after”. Perhaps not words that are commonly applied to police batons, but this is how auctioneer Charles Hanson described the collection of British truncheons coming up for auction this month.

Hanson's Historica team with Charles Hanson

Hansons Auctioneers launches new coins and antiquities department

15 September 2016

Derbyshire based Hansons Auctioneers are expanding into coins and antiquities with a new department called Historica.

Katy Beaufoy nurse

Archive of Great War nurse brings £11,200 at Derbyshire auction

02 September 2016

An archive telling the poignant story of one of the 300 nurses who lost their lives during the First World War sold for £11,200 at Hansons of Etwall latest sale.

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A prince among potboilers: 366-year-old book found in a box of 20th century paperbacks

08 August 2016

A 366-year-old book on the virtues of Charles I is to go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers after it was discovered in a box among 20th-century paperbacks.

Qianlong Republic period Chinese famille rose and grisaille vase

Top selling lots this week on thesaleroom.com

29 July 2016

With summer holidays upon us and no Antiques Trade Gazette being published this week, we take our regular look here at some of the highest selling items and top selling lots on thesaleroom.com

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Watch Charles Hanson selling Qianlong vase for £650,000 at Derbyshire auction

01 July 2016

A fine Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal mark sold for £650,000 at the auction held today at Hansons of Etwall.

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Qianlong vase emerges at Derbyshire auction with £300,000-500,000 estimate

17 June 2016

Auctioneers Hansons of Etwall, Derbyshire have announced they will be offering a fine Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal mark at their sale on July 1.

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Qianlong vase brings house record in Derbyshire

22 December 2015

Hansons of Etwall in Derbyshire posted a new house record in the closing days of 2015 with the sale of a 13in (32cm) high Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period famille rose vase for £300,000.

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Gallé vase at Hansons is broken but unbowed

03 November 2015

As suggested by an inscription to the socle reading ‘Gallé, Expo 1900’, this ovoid pedestal vase offered by Hansons of Etwall in Derbyshire had been created in the studios of Emile Gallé (1846-1904) for the ‘Exposition Universelle de Paris’ in 1900.

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Remembrance of a child from the battlefield

11 November 2014

This rare battlefield First World War rose goes under the hammer at Hansons in Etwall, Derbyshire, on November 24.

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Tiffany tea caddy draws bidding at Hansons

04 July 2014

Discovered at a regional valuation day held in Shropshire by Hansons of Etwall, this Tiffany and Co. silver and mixed-media tea caddy had been a wedding gift and had remained in the family of the vendor since the 1920s.

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Rewarding a blue plaque at £32,000

04 November 2013

Size, quality, condition and subject matter are the ingredients by which Berlin porcelain plaques are judged.

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Portrait picks up £62,000 bid

21 January 2013

Nestled among a 173-lot ‘time capsule’ collection from a Staffordshire estate offered at Hanson’s on January 12, the Old Master picture shown here proved to be the star performer of the sale by some considerable margin.

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Meissen collection uncovered in Derbyshire

18 October 2012

A house visit in north Derbyshire unearthed a treasure trove, with every room cluttered with porcelain figures.

Hansons move to new rooms

06 January 2012

Hansons Auctioneers have opened a new permanent saleroom in Etwall, five miles from Derby city centre. The inaugural sale in the new premises will take place on Thursday, January 19.

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Paul de Lamerie silver salts take £19,000 in Derby

21 March 2011

A SET of four George II silver salts by the celebrated Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie (1688-1751) sold for a double-estimate £19,000 at Hansons' latest sale at the Mackworth Hotel in Derby.

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Diary discovery unearths the horrors and delights of the trenches

22 October 2010

THIS watercolour sketch comes from a remarkable 120-page First World War journal penned by Lieutenant Kenneth Edwin Wootton of the 1/21 Battalion, London Regt Tank Corps.

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