Richard Winterton

Richard Winterton are an auction house based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The present company was set up in 1997 but director and auctioneer Richard Winterton comes from a family with a background in auctioneering dating back to 1854.

Regular auctions are held at the Lichfield Salerooms with specialist sales including categories ranging from pictures, antiques, tribal art, toys and garden statuary to vintage textiles and collectable cameras.


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Ornate boxes are Brighton beautiful

04 December 2017

For a relatively brief period during the 19th century, small silver boxes decorated with British landmarks found an eager following among the honeymooners and day-trippers of Georgian and Victorian England.

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New sales complex for Staffordshire auction house

27 August 2015

Staffordshire auctioneers Richard Winterton have embarked on an expansion which will create six salerooms in total across two sites.

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Art Deco classics ring a bell

09 May 2014

Designed and manufactured by the Siemens factory in Woolwich from 1929, the 200 Series dial telephone (aka the Neophone) is today considered an Art Deco design classic and the first truly modern telephone.

Richard Winterton heads back to Lichfield city centre

19 November 2012

Richard Winterton is moving his family-owned auction business back into Lichfield city centre after a gap of nearly 30 years.

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A case used for keeping pet crickets

29 October 2012

This small 6in (15cm) object made of gourd, ivory and pierced tortoiseshell would have originally housed crickets in 18th century China.

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Corporate art collection comes to market

27 June 2012

Richard Winterton Auctioneers of Lichfield, Staffordshire will be offering for sale on July 5 a corporate collection of original artwork to include works by Vida Gabor, Jean Chaleye, Sue Ryder and Byron Howard among others.

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Arctic conditions help to push the bidding

23 January 2010

This graduated pair of Staffordshire shaped oval meat platters are printed in green with scenes from the rare and desirable ‘Arctic Scenery’ series.

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Mother Superior Mouseman

11 January 2010

AS part of a decision to downsize, St Joseph's Convent at Haunton in Staffordshire sold the remainder of their collection of oak furniture and accessories by Robert Thompson (1876-1955) at Richard Winterton of Lichfield.

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Selling the Wright stuff

15 August 2006

This recently discovered oil landscape by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–97) will be offered for sale by Richard Winterton at Hilliards Cross, Lichfield on August 31.

Wintertons Fine Arts to leave Lichfield

10 August 2005

Wintertons are moving out of the Lichfield Auction Centre as part of a plan to join their property and livestock divisions under one roof in a new auction centre.

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Eremon chases glory again with £2600

23 December 2004

Richard Winterton (15% buyer’s premium)Trained by Tom Coulthwaite, who schooled a number of high-class jumpers in the first decades of the 20th century, Irish-bred Eremon was one of the top chasers of his era. And 1907 was very much his year.

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Beswick prices keep moving on up

11 December 2004

Pick up a copy of a Beswick price guide from the late 1990s and it will tell you that the Galloway Bull, designed by Arthur Gredington, was made in three versions.

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Novelty loco draws a long train of bidders to Burton on Trent

08 December 2004

A novelty locomotive sweet container for Chlorodyne Lozenges (probably some form of cough drop) proved a star attraction at Richard Winterton’s December 1 collectors’ auction in Burton on Trent last week.

Slow but certain tactics meet challenge of 200 clocks

13 October 2004

DISPERSING 200 mixed-quality clocks may seem a daunting prospect for some provincial auctioneers, but, by selling the Staffordshire collection in bite-size chunks through their general, oak and country and fine auctions, Richard Winterton (15% buyer's premium) managed to get away almost all entries during the summer months.

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‘£300’ Dutch pair pushed to £8000 by private rivals

22 September 2004

NOW that few dealers can any longer afford routinely to buy pictures for stock, auctioneers, particularly provincial auctioneers, have become increasingly reliant on private individuals to take take up the slack at their art sales.

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Howzat? Oak cricket table knocks £950

01 September 2004

Originality and patina are key factors in the price of oak furniture. Accordingly, it was no surprise to see the trade chase this austere George III elm cricket table at Richard Winterton (12.5% buyer’s premium) of Burton-on-Trent on July 28. Entered by a Birmingham client, the table, with its galleried undertier was in fine original condition with no later adaptations and the timber had acquired a good rich patina. It doubled the pre-sale estimate to bring £950.

Preview

18 August 2004

THE August 25 sale at Burton-on-Trent auctioneers Richard Winterton includes a collection of studio pottery formed since the 1950s by the vendor who trained under, and for over 49 years has been a friend of, David Leach.

Richard Winterton expands fine art

10 August 2004

RICHARD Winterton Fine Art Auctioneers of Burton on Trent have acquired the fine art department of South & Stubbs, the auction house which has served the Penkridge and Stafford area for many generations. A full range of sales is being planned for Penkridge with many of the familiar personnel being retained.

Wardle’s worldwide appeal

06 April 2004

A POPULAR breed, a popular artist, plenty of puppies, totally fresh to the market, a come-hither estimate... When it came to dog paintings, this signed Arthur Wardle (1864-1949) canvas of a long-haired Jack Russell terrier with her pups had pretty well everything going for it when it came under the hammer at Wintertons (15% buyer’s premium) of Lichfield on March, estimated at just £2000.

Troika revival complements oak sale

23 March 2004

HELPED by both the input of new collectors and the appearance on the market of some good pieces, Troika pottery certainly experienced renewed interest in 2003.

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