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Setting out the laws of cricket at Knights Sporting Auctions

28 October 2019

The sale at Knights Sporting Auctions in Leicester on November 2-3 includes a number of items previously sold by Christie’s as duplicates from the library of the Marylebone Cricket Club in 2010.

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Russian rarities from the McGills of Moscow bring interest at Gildings

30 September 2019

A sale at Gildings in Market Harborough this month included 10 lots from the family of Albert and Nora McGill – influential industrialists credited with a key role in the founding of Russia’s cotton mill industry in the mid-19th century.

Golding Young Mawer Leicester

Lincolnshire auction house Golding Young & Mawer expands into Leicestershire

10 September 2019

Golding Young & Mawer has opened a valuation and consignment office in Leicester, to cover the Midlands area.

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Thai silver tea kettle bid to triple estimate at Leicestershire auction

05 August 2019

An exceptional example of Thai silversmithing has sold for £13,500 (plus 17.5% buyer’s premium) in Leicestershire.

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Magic Midget makes mighty saleroom price

08 July 2019

Racing along to a double-estimate £2400, this tinplate clockwork Tri-ang Magic Midget made by Line Bros in 1933, led the field at the 450-lot toys sale at Gildings (15% buyer’s premium) in Market Harborough on June 24.

Turnbull sculpture

Call for help to recover pictures and sculptures stolen from Leicestershire home

03 May 2019

Pictures by contemporary artists Howard Hodgkin, Sir Peter Blake and Gilbert & George and sculptures by William Turnbull have been stolen from a home in Leicestershire.

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Record catch for a Compleat Angler

24 September 2018

Containing an original watercolour, one of just a dozen de luxe copies of the 1931, Harrap edition of Izaak Walton’s 'Compleat Angler', illustrated by Arthur Rackham, made a record equalling £10,000 at Gildings (18/12% buyer’s premium) of Market Harborough.

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Buyer splashes out on a classic Hockney print

17 September 2018

Among the most iconic works of David Hockney’s (b.1937) output was his Paper Pools series, focusing on the private Californian swimming pools he experienced in the late 1970s.

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Meissen tailor saddles up again at auction in Leicestershire

17 September 2018

A scarce Meissen figure, but no stranger to these pages in recent months (see ATG No 2349), Count Bruhl’s Tailor rode his goat to more success at Gildings (15% buyer’s premium) on September 4.

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Coper studio pottery impresses and rainbow designs shine

04 June 2018

It was only a matter of time before a treasure from the hot new British ceramics market emerged out of nowhere and onto the rostrum in the long tradition of boom areas.

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Manor house graced by Pugin is venue for new antiques event

05 February 2018

House enhanced by the great architect hosts fresh July fair which is already half booked by dealers wanting to stand.

Qing vase

House record for Leicestershire auctioneer after Chinese vase sells for thousands

03 January 2018

Melton Mowbray auctioneer Shouler & Son set a new house record with the sale of a Qing blue and white vase for £40,000 (plus buyer’s premium).

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Big names bring the impressive prices in Leicestershire

04 December 2017

Two big names dominated the 20th Century Decorative Arts sale held by Gildings (15% buyer’s premium) in Market Harborough on November 7.

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Another Fauvist work emerges from Northampton

08 May 2017

A painting of St Tropez by the Fauvist painter Charles Camoin (1879-1965) went under the hammer for the first time in more than half a century at Gildings (15% buyer’s premium).

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Fauvist oil tops Leicestershire sale

05 April 2017

A painting from the early career of French artist Auguste Herbin (1882-1960) appeared on the market for the first time in nearly a century at Gildings’ Market Harborough salerooms on March 28.

Japanese Meiji period shodhana

Ornate Japanese cabinet from Leicestershire house takes £34,000 at Gildings’ auction

06 October 2016

“It’s a super quality piece, the sort you can stand in front of for hours appreciating the quality and intricacy,” said Will Gilding in the wake of the sale of this Meiji period shodhana for £34,000.

Galeon Hone stained glass from Withcote Chapel

‘Irreplaceable’ Tudor stained glass stolen from Leicestershire chapel

12 August 2016

A Tudor stained glass panel attributed to Galeon Hone, glazier to King Henry VIII, has been stolen from the 16th-century Withcote Chapel, near Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

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Tools of trade as works of art

02 November 2012

A year after offering the first spectacular array of woodworking tools from the collection of David R. Russell, David Stanley Auctions of Osgathorpe included the third instalment from this prolific source at their most recent sale.

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Burgeoning Burges – another work emerges at £34,000

11 October 2012

Works of art by architect-designer William Burges (1827-1881) are extremely rare – but serendipity has seen half a dozen pieces emerge recently in the regions.

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Second Burges brooch makes appearance

14 June 2012

Antiques Roadshow and Midlands auction house Gildings have conspired again to find a second William Burges brooch.