Kinghams

Kingham & Orme was founded by Arts & Crafts specialist George Kingham and Moorcroft and Royal Doulton dealer Gary Orme. It held its first auction in February 2017, and opened a saleroom in the market town of Evesham in 2018.

In April 2021 the firm announced that, after a recent change in ownership, it had changed its name to Kinghams and relocated to a larger premises at the Cotswolds Business Village in Morton-in-Marsh, in the North Cotswolds.


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Staffordshire pottery: Creators fired up by their beliefs

20 June 2022

Grisly figures burning at the stake reflected religious background of Staffordshire potters

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Record price set for a Louis Wain ceramic cat at Kinghams

20 June 2022

In June 2008, Canterbury Auction Galleries claimed a record price for a Louis Wain ceramic when a version of the 11in (28cm) Futurist Cat in blue with Amphora factory marks sold at £8200.

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Pechstein exhibits his primitive appeal

13 June 2022

A woodcut by German Expressionist Max Pechstein (1881-1955) brought overseas interest to Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium) back on March 3-5.

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Pór result, healthy sum

09 May 2022

A woodland scene by Hungarian painter Bertalan Pór (1880-1964) caught the eye of a number of bidders at a Cotswolds saleroom.

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Menagerie of pin cushions provides creature comforts

28 March 2022

Appealing to a range of different types of collectors, particularly aficionados of sewing antiques, Victorian and Edwardian animal pin cushions have their own niche in the novelty silver field.

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Egyptian revival continues in Maidenhead

07 March 2022

With the discovery of the intact tomb of Tutankhamun in 1923, an Egyptian revival swept through the decorative arts. Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels were among the first to design jewels that mixed Egyptian motifs with the geometry and bold colours of the Art Deco era. But other French, British and US ateliers soon followed.

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Eastern European artists on the rise at UK auctions

21 February 2022

Pictures by eastern European artists generating interest from national-minded buyers is an increasingly common sight at UK regional sales.

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‘Fruteful and pleasant’ work

07 February 2022

Published in 1906 in a limited run of just 100 copies on paper and 20 on vellum was an edition of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia employing a red and black Subiaco typeface with red initials designed by Eric Gill.

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Exotic Christopher Dresser chairs influenced by Egypt motifs

31 January 2022

Although catalogued by Smiths of Newent (20% buyer’s premium) as a chair from the early 19th century Empire period, this ebonised mahogany, gilt and polychrome side chair is more probably from the mid-Victorian period.

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Famed for whimsical cats, but Louis Wain also took Futurist inspiration

31 January 2022

The recent release of 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' starring Benedict Cumberbatch provided a topical spin to this rare Amphora pottery model.

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Exceptional examples of Victorian metalwork come to the fore at David Lay

17 January 2022

Christopher Dresser created a number of daring geometric designs for silver and silver-plated toast racks in the late 1870s and early 1880s, both for Hukin & Heath and for James Dixon & Son.

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New hires and salerooms – a round up of Movers and Shakers in the UK, US and China

11 January 2022

The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.

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Moorcroft made for American market reaches a high level

08 November 2021

After the James Macintyre & Co factory was awarded a gold medal at the St Louis International Exhibition in 1904, Moorcroft pottery was sold in the US by a number of boutique retailers including Shreve & Co of San Francisco and Tiffany in New York.

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Telfer channels spirit of Peploe

01 November 2021

Your starter for 10 – can you identify the artist of these still-lifes? Samuel Peploe, right?

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Joiners across auction houses and dealers – hires and appointments

30 September 2021

The latest updates on Movers & Shakers in the art and antiques sector

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‘Subtle and charming’ Dawson enamel

20 September 2021

The career course of Edith Robinson (1862-1929), a London art teacher and painter of chocolate box watercolours was changed in 1893 when she and her new husband, the Stamford artist Nelson Dawson (1859-1941) attended a series of lectures given by the enameller Alexander Fisher.

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Small oil now believed to be original 17th century Flemish School painting

30 August 2021

A small oil painting discovered among the contents of a Leamington Spa property sold for many multiples of its estimate at Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium).

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Sly bidder bags Lalique’s rare fox

19 July 2021

One of the rarest of all of the 31 car mascots made by Lalique between 1925-31 came up for auction at Kinghams in the Cotswolds.

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Classic Art Deco selection of car mascots includes six-figure result for a notable Lalique rarity

19 July 2021

With their cross-over collecting appeal to the automobile market, Lalique 'bouchons de radiator' – car mascots or hood ornaments – assume their own price levels.

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Pick of the week: Exhibition history adds lustre to Pilkington vase

21 June 2021

A new record for the Pilkington’s Lancastrian factory was set by Moreton-in-Marsh firm Kinghams.

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