Roseberys

Roseberys is an auction house based in South London. They hold general and specialist sales at their West Norwood saleroom in areas including Islamic & Indian art, Modern & Contemporary pictures and vintage fashion and antique textiles.

The firm was founded in 1987 by Ian Cadzow who formerly worked at both Phillips and Sotheby’s. Roseberys launched a subsidiary venture Vertu@Roseberys in 2016 to host online-only timed auctions.


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Nantgarw plate displays Pardoe’s decorating talent

22 January 2024

Roseberys’ (26/25/20% buyer’s premium) final Fine & Decorative sale of the year included this recent charity shop donation: a Nantgarw cabinet plate decorated by Thomas Pardoe (1770-1823).

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Pulham conjures auction magic in South London

22 January 2024

Roseberys (26% buyer’s premium) posted the second-highest auction price for Peter Rose Pulham (1910-56) at its most recent sale of Modern British & 20th Century Art.

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The ‘final photos’ of Florence Nightingale

18 December 2023

A fascinating personal collection of items relating to Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) that sold in a south London auction included what are among the last photographs ever taken of her.

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Salisbury sketches to raise funds for Walpole Society

20 November 2023

A group of works by society portraitist Frank O Salisbury are being auctioned at Roseberys to raise money for the British art charity the Walpole Society.

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Ethel Walker works stand out in the saleroom

06 November 2023

Two of the highest prices at auction in the last 20 years for Dame Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Roseberys’ (26% buyer’s premium) latest Modern British & 20th Century Art sale.

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Giovanni Battista Cali panel hammered down at auction

23 October 2023

This Italian polychrome lava stone and pietra dure panel is probably by the Sicilian mosaicist Giovanni Battista Cali.

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The beast of the Tang

23 October 2023

Despite the proliferation of pottery horse sculptures from the Tang period, they were (by imperial edict) reserved for the aristocratic class.

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Sanggam from the Goryeo

23 October 2023

This Korean slip-inlaid (sanggam) celadon-glazed cup stand dates from the 13th century and the height of the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392).

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Charles Ginner takes to the London rooftops

23 October 2023

The highest prices at auction for the Camden Town Group artist Charles Ginner (1878-1952) have all come for oil paintings but his precise, lucid style very much leant itself to the medium of watercolour.

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George Prior musical clock emerges at Roseberys

09 October 2023

After the establishment of trade with the Turks in the late 17th century, British officials began presenting gifts to Ottoman officials. Clocks were a favourite and the British ingenuity and quality led to a break in the dominance of the French and Swiss in this market.

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EH Shepard’s ‘silly old bear’ Winnie-the-Pooh still delivers the big prices

09 October 2023

When Ernest Shepard was first recommended to AA Milne in 1923, the author had originally deemed him unsuitable.

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Willem van de Velde the Younger's ships sail from south London

18 September 2023

A small sketch of two ships in a gale by the leading Dutch marine painter Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633-1707) was among the lots bringing interest at Roseberys’ (25% buyer’s premium) summer sale of Old Master, British & European pictures.

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ART MARKET: De László - now we’re talking

11 September 2023

Trio of works by the Hungarian artist underlines the appeal of portraits as conversation pieces

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Ching kingfishers catch bids

09 September 2023

Since the 1960s, birds have been the main subject matter of New Zealand artist Raymond Ching (b.1939).

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Moorcroft offers multiple charms for collectors

21 August 2023

With its long and varied production lines Moorcroft remains a stalwart of Design auctions.

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Dealer moved by refugees’ plight

07 August 2023

Founder of London gallery Agi Katz had personal experience after escaping from persecution herself

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Roundel formed a high status symbol

19 June 2023

Roseberys’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale of Antiquities, Islamic and Indian Arts on April 28 – which included the 13th century Mamluk manuscript on astronomy pictured on the front page of ATG No 2592 sold for a surprise £140,000 – also boasted this striking 12in (30cm) marble architectural roundel.

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Private bidders go sleeper spotting

12 June 2023

Dealers are now facing more competition from collectors as works estimated in the hundreds of pounds range are taken to four-figure prices

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Constable drawing returns to Colchester

08 June 2023

A John Constable drawing of St Botolph’s Priory is to return ‘home’ after Friends of Colchester Museums purchased it from a client of auction house Roseberys.

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Demand remains high for Mod Brit female artists

05 June 2023

Two works bringing demand at different auctions recently showed the market’s continued appetite for works by Modern British female artists.

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