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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19th century doll comes with trunk of clothes too

10 December 2018

Believed to have been in the same family since new, a rare 19th century Jules Steiner doll and her trunk of clothes demolished the estimate at a wide-ranging sale at Lawrences (22% buyer’s premium) at Crewkerne on November 16.

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Barlow makes roos headlines

03 December 2018

Among the most desirable of all Royal Doulton Lambeth productions are those depicting scenes of flora and fauna from Australasia.

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Ming period brick from the Great Wall of China sells at Somerset auction

03 December 2018

Included in the sale at Lawrences (22% buyer’s premium) of Crewkerne on October 11 was a brick from the Great Wall of China. It probably dated from the Ming period when Great Wall sections were widely built with fired clay bricks, adhered with lime mortar and sticky rice.

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Five lots that caught bidders’ eyes this week including a Regency table, a Maltese silver bowl and a Beatles poster

09 November 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights that sold at auction in the last week include a Regency rosewood table and a Beatles poster from a Leeds Queen's Hall appearance.

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Flagon leads a silver selection

29 October 2018

Heading the 800 lots of silver which opened the three-day sale at Lawrences (22% buyer’s premium) in Crewkerne was a 11¼in (28.5cm) tall flagon by Thomas Walker, Dublin, c.1750-60.

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A good-Gluck story at auction

29 October 2018

Rare appearance for quirky artist results in keen competition for work in trademark frame.

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Letters from Japan by 'father of studio pottery' Bernard Leach sell at Somerset auction to a Surrey museum

18 October 2018

An archive of letters by leading studio pottery maker Bernard Leach (1887-1979) has been bought at auction by a museum which holds the largest collection of his material in the country.

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Sketchbook seals bidder interest

06 August 2018

Demand for Scottish artist with a ‘distinctive personality’ drives a good auction result in Somerset.

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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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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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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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