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.


img_17-1.jpg

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.

img_67-3.jpg

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.

img_23-4.jpg

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).

img_14-4.jpg

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.

img_10-1.jpg

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.

img_21-4.jpg

Saleroom selection: Three works at regional salerooms below £1000

09 April 2018

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

img_29-8.jpg

Previews: £30,000 plus

02 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

img_18-3.jpg

Joyce Paretti collection of perfume bottles produces sweet-smelling results

19 March 2018

Multi-estimate results greeted the Joyce Paretti collection of perfume bottles sold by John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) of Fernhurst in two instalments before and after the new year.

img_20-3.jpg

Lowestoft cat gets the cream

19 March 2018

Despite their small size and often unsophisticated appearance, Lowestoft models of animals are highly collectable.

img_18-5.jpg

Pinxton porcelain bough pots take £7000 at Chorley's auction

19 March 2018

The contents of a country house near Tetbury yielded many of the better lots in a Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Prinknash Abbey which included a garniture of three Pinxton porcelain bough pots.

Bristol opaque white perfume bottle

The Joyce Paretti collection of perfume bottles – 12 auction highlights from £500 to £5000

21 February 2018

Multi-estimate results greeted the Joyce Paretti collection of perfume bottles sold by John Nicholson’s of Fernhurst in two instalments.

img_25-3.jpg

Liner creates sale waves

19 February 2018

This oil painting of the RMS Queen Mary, below, by marine painter William McDowell (1888-1950) was taken to a multi-estimate £12,000 at Surrey saleroom John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium).

img_27-2.jpg

Summer shower in Surrey saleroom

29 January 2018

A small painting by Scottish artist Robert Gemmell Hutchison (1855- 1936) took a mid-estimate £6000 at Surrey saleroom John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium).

Mahler

Anna Mahler bronze sculpture comes to auction in Sussex

25 January 2018

Anna Mahler may be best remembered as the daughter of the famous Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, but she was an accomplished artist in her own right, winning the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937.

img_30-7.jpg

Previews: £5001 - £30,000

02 January 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

img_14-1.jpg

Fortune favours Maori art again

16 October 2017

The currently vibrant market for Oceanic art was made plain to staff at John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) of Fernhurst in February this year when a Maori putorino or bugle flute, estimated at £50-100, sold to French dealer for £140,000. Surely, similar good fortune would not be repeated any time soon?

img_16-1.jpg

An open and shut case for rare Louis Vuitton box

16 October 2017

The European decorative arts that preceded the tribal session at John Nicholson’s (24% buyer's premium) on October 10 had included a handful of notable bids, not least the £14,500 (estimate £300-500) tendered by an Italian buyer for a small early 20th century Louis Vuitton leather box measuring just 11in (27cm) across.

img_35-3.jpg

Doulton market shines twice with Double Jester

25 September 2017

The second Royal Doulton figure to buck the generally lukewarm market within a fortnight, a 'Double Jester' figure designed by Charles Noke, was the star of a 1000-lot collectables sale at John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) at Haslemere on September 7.

img_9-4.jpg

Maori artefacts with 180-year history

25 September 2017

A collection of Maori artefacts with an unbroken provenance dating back to their acquisition by early English missionaries to New Zealand will be offered at John Nicholson’s of Fernhurst on October 5.

Maori artefacts

Maori artefacts traced back to early English missionaries come to auction in Surrey

20 September 2017

A collection of Maori artefacts with an unbroken provenance dating back to their acquisition by early English missionaries to New Zealand will be offered for sale at John Nicholson’s of Fernhurst on October 5.

News

Categories