John Nicholson

Founded in 1980, John Nicholson are fine art auctioneers and valuers. From a saleroom in Fernhurst, Surrey, they hold general and specialist sales that include Chinese and Asian Art, clocks, ceramics, furniture, coins and medals.

The firm also provides probate and insurance valuations.


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Moonlight artist John Atkinson Grimshaw in the spotlight

14 January 2019

A trademark nocturnal scene by Victorian painter John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93) got away on low estimate for £80,000 at John Nicholson’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Haslemere in Surrey.

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A log from the ship that sailed with Admiral Nelson and more to find around the home counties next week

07 December 2018

A rare 18th century log for a ship that once sailed alongside Admiral Nelson’s HMS Victory is among the wealth of art and antiques to find around home county auctions next week.

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News In Brief – including the sale of a Nevinson study

03 December 2018

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days including the sale of a CRW Nevinson study.

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Preview: from Old Master to modern, marine pictures from £70 to £40,000 for sale in Sussex this week

27 November 2018

For their depiction of military dramas, trade wars and man’s battle with the lethal power of the sea, marine paintings are a highly distinctive genre, as a selection from John Nicholson's monthly picture sale tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28) shows.

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Bullish result in Surrey

26 November 2018

This fine pair of Victorian silver six-branch candelabra sold to a United Arab Emirates bidder on thesaleroom.com for £13,000 at John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Haslemere, Surrey, on October 15.

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Box clever: Five boxes coming up at auction this month

16 November 2018

Whether you are a collector of silver boxes or cigarette cases, a variety of shapes and sizes are on offer at auction. Here is a selection coming up at auction next week.

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Rare ‘tropical’ Omega Speedy keeps market time with Rolex

12 November 2018

There was a time when vintage Omega represented a cost-effective alternative to vintage Rolex. Today, the rule does not always apply.

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Coaches trot into saleroom

15 October 2018

Distinctly patriotic in nature, stage and mail coach depictions started c.1815, reaching peak popularity in the later 1820s with the artist James Pollard (1792-1867).

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Buyers become silver surfers

10 September 2018

UK dealers buying foreign silver, overseas bidders taking British work and generally solid interest for traditional pieces of mid-ranking silver brightened up the normally quieter late summer sales across the country.

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Corbet oil head and shoulders above the rest

06 August 2018

A small but enigmatic study attributed to Victorian artist Matthew Ridley Corbet (1850-1902) drew dramatic competition at John Nicholson’s in Fernhurst, Surrey.

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Saleroom selection: Three modestly valued works in regional sales including Bush Hardy river scene

06 August 2018

A trio of works in regional auctions which sold under £300, including a watercolour of the River Dart in Devon by Thomas Bush Hardy.

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Saleroom selection: three artworks under £1000 including a painting by an Iraqi pioneer

02 July 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales including a painting by a pioneer of Iraqi modern art.

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Saint Augustine’s English ‘City of God’

18 June 2018

St Augustine of Hippo’s De civitate Dei (below) was penned to counter pagan claims that what had prompted the Visigoth sacking of Rome in 410 was the adoption of Christianity by its emperors. The book was first printed around a thousand years later in the 1460s, but it was 150 years before a first English language edition appeared.

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Cartoon and dreamlike scenes surface in Surrey

21 May 2018

Private buying carried away two top-selling works at John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Haslemere, Surrey.

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Nine different ways to bid for a Bateman

14 May 2018

What is your bidding technique? This Bateman cartoon on offer at John Nicholson’s on May 23 should strike a chord with ATG readers who remember the days before bidding paddles.

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Topping sale for equine painter Ferneley

07 May 2018

The stellar sporting entry to John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) sale in Haslemere on April 25 was an early oil by the prolific equine painter, John E Ferneley (1782-1860).

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Kutchinsky colour shines through

23 April 2018

Characterised by high-quality craftsmanship, a bold use of colour plus a love of whimsy, the menagerie of gem-set or enamel animal designs are particularly recognisable as signature Kutchinsky pieces.

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Pick of the Week: South Indian rarity spotted alongside Soloman stars

23 April 2018

An 18in (45cm) figure of Shiva Vinadhara c.12th century – £220,000.

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Saleroom selection: Three works at regional salerooms below £1000

09 April 2018

Three modestly valued works drawing attention at salerooms across the UK.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

02 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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