Lawrences of Crewkerne

Lawrences of Crewkerne is a Somerset auction house which can trace its beginnings back to the early nineteenth century. The business has 12 specialist valuers who provide valuations for sales, probate, family division and insurance.

Lawrences of Crewkerne hosts a number of sales every month. The sales are dedicated to different fields such as books, maps, manuscripts, decorative antiques and fine arts, clocks, furniture and rugs.


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Spoon and snail on offer – but nothing sluggish about bidding at Somerset auction

23 July 2018

Considering that Norwich was, after London, the largest and wealthiest city in England from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, its assay office (1562-1705) was comparatively shortlived. As such, secular silver produced in the city rarely appears on the market.

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A gaoler’s ring?

09 July 2018

This Tudor period gold finger ring with the initials RB was found by a detectorist on land to the west of Crewkerne in 2017.

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Portrait of a beautiful county

02 July 2018

From her Dorset cottage, artist and print-maker Rena Gardiner (1929-99) produced more than 40 guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside, all of which she wrote, illustrated with drawings made directly onto litho plates and printed herself.

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Lancers’ silver standard sells at Lawrences

18 June 2018

As regimental silver, the Victorian centrepiece shown below qualified to be part of the Militaria, Coins & Medals sale at Lawrences (22% buyer’s premium) of Crewkerne and, as a memento of the gallant 9th (The Queen’s Royal) Lancers, it swept the field.

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Charismatic subjects lead the canine market

07 May 2018

Dog pictures with charisma, personality and plenty of naturalism are a driving force in the secondary market for canine art, judging by a recent string of buoyant prices in the regions.

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Silver centrepiece up at auction is a reminder of rich regimental histories

02 May 2018

Among the rich history of the British military is the story of regimental silver. As regiments are disbanded or amalgamated much of this history has been in danger of fading away, but these magnificent examples of silver help to keep memories alive.

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Charles Voysey River Rug flows into auction

23 April 2018

A hand-coloured design for Charles Voysey’s 'River Rug' surfaced at Lawrences of Crewkerne where it sold at £21,000 (plus premium).

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Huddersfield Town and Manchester United football legends remembered in auction lots

17 April 2018

What do Denis Law and George ‘Bomber’ Brown have in common? The answer is Huddersfield Town, whose miraculous survival in the Premier League seems to have been confirmed after beating Watford 1-0 in the latest round of games.

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People on the move - latest appointments

07 March 2018

A round-up of people in the news across the art and antiques world.

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Greengrass now a Grosvenor School star

05 February 2018

Works on paper, not oil paintings, stole the show at Lawrences (22% buyer’s premium) of Crewkerne.

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Designer Wendy Ramshaw's work re-emerges on the market

05 February 2018

Contemporary jewellery designer Wendy Ramshaw’s earlier work, including her signature ring stacks first made in 1967, is coming back onto the market.

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Week of Somerset sales shows middle market strength

05 February 2018

More glamorous sales will take place this year, but a week of four quality auctions at Lawrences (22% buyer’s premium) of Crewkerne provided some solid reassurance about the state of the middle market.

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Treasures from safe deposit box sold at Lawrences' auction

05 February 2018

The closing nine lots in Lawrences’ January 18 sale were consigned by a lady in Somerset. They had belonged to her mother and grandmother and had been kept in a safe deposit box in the bank for about the last 30 years.

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10 vesta cases from the remarkable McKenzie collection sold at Lawrences auction

23 January 2018

Earlier this month, Lawrences of Crewkerne sold the second half of a remarkable collection of vesta cases or match safes pieced together over 50 years by the late John and Patricia McKenzie.

Meadows works are cut above

22 January 2018

Bid to a rather higher than suggested £1300 in a Lawrences (22% buyer’s premium) sale of December 8 in Crewkerne were two early 19th century works on water meadows.

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Notable vesta case collection to light up Somerset saleroom a second time

02 January 2018

On January 15 Lawrences of Crewkerne will sell the second half of a remarkable collection of vesta cases or match safes pieced together over a 50 year period by the late John and Patricia McKenzie.

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Previews: £501 - £2000

02 January 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Distinctive style of Maltese silver brings strong competition for coffee jugs

27 November 2017

The dual appeal of Maltese silver lies in both a sense of national pride and a very limited supply.

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Pendant marks brief calm before revolutionary storm

20 November 2017

In May 1789, as the political and financial situation in France grew ever bleaker, Louis XVI was forced to summon the three estates – the clergy, nobility and commoners – who had the power to levy taxes and implement reform.

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Peploe hair pin pic secured by his grandson at auction

06 November 2017

A brace of unrecorded pastels by celebrated Scottish Colourist SJ Peploe (1871-1935) sold strongly at Lawrences (22% buyer’s premium) in Crewkerne.

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