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5 Questions: Bill Clark

06 August 2018

Bill Clark runs Clark Art, which specialises in LS Lowry and modern British art, in Cheshire.

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20th century Russian hard-paste figures heading back to the east

11 June 2018

Hard-paste figures of Russian ethnic characters and workers have appeared at English auctions on a number of occasions in recent years (ATGs passim), generally to keen interest from the Motherland and eastern Europe.

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Cheshire clock at Arley Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair

07 May 2018

An eight-day longcase clock is a stand-out item of local interest at the upcoming Arley Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair.

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New studio stars under the spotlight

26 February 2018

In the flourishing market of British studio ceramics, a raft of new names is gaining traction.

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Original letters from Nelson's captains offer memorabilia at lower price levels

31 January 2018

The never-ending wave of Nelson-related memorabilia crashing in to saleroom shores brings a group of autograph letters with links to the great admiral to auction in Cheshire.

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More than 130 tins are set to take the biscuit at Cheshire auction

24 January 2018

A lifetime’s collection of biscuit tins is heading to Peter Wilson Auctioneers in Nantwich, Cheshire.

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Pawle still-life generates interest at auction

27 November 2017

Wright Marshall (21% buyer’s premium) featured a still-life by John Pawle (1915-2010) in its sale on October 28 in Knutsford, Cheshire.

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Bomb alerts triggered off at two auction houses in same week

16 October 2017

Bomb alerts disrupted two separate northern auction houses last week when the alarm was sounded over militaria items included in sales.

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Fifth Kruger pulls £4700 in softer Beswick market

02 October 2017

Perhaps the rarest of all Beswick’s output is the pit pony figure Spirit of Whitfield.

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Laugh longest: 18th century satirical print offered at upcoming Chester Antiques Show

28 September 2017

An Oxfordshire antiques dealer will offer a rare and unusual piece of political satire at the upcoming Chester Antiques Show (October 12-15).

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Pick of the Week: Jewels fit for a cultured gent

25 September 2017

This late 19th century necklace offered by Peter Wilson's latest sale in Nantwich is a spectacular example of Grand Tour jewellery. Most Georgian or Victorian gentlemen keen to display an appreciation of classical art were satisfied to purchase just one or two hardstone intaglios as a souvenir.

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Omega Auctions withdraws Eleanor Rigby score after police contacted in ownership dispute

19 September 2017

Omega Auctions withdrew the sale of an original score for the 1966 Beatles' classic Eleanor Rigby ahead of its auction earlier this month due to a family dispute over ownership.

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Mighty mouse roars to £5800

04 September 2017

Originally considered just another 20th century burr oak tallboy among a stack of material from a house clearance brought into the Hazel Grove rooms of Maxwells (15% buyer’s premium), opinions changed when a carved mouse was noticed on the lower left leg.

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Unseen paintings by ‘the Lowry of the Potteries’ revealed at Cheshire exhibition

02 September 2017

A group of previously unseen paintings by ‘the Lowry of the Potteries’ are on show in Cheshire.

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19th century ‘Grand Tour’ necklace with Roman intaglios emerges at Cheshire auction

29 August 2017

A fine example of Grand Tour jewellery comes up for sale at Peter Wilson of Nantwich this month.

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Calling all the lonely people: Eleanor Rigby lyrics, bible and grave deeds up for grabs at auction

26 August 2017

The original score for The Beatles' song Eleanor Rigby is being offered at an auction in Warrington with an estimate of £15,000-25,000. The document, handwritten in pencil, is signed by producer George Martin and Paul McCartney.

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Grand Tour jewellery takes a trip to auction in Nantwich

23 August 2017

A fine example of Grand Tour jewellery comes up for sale at Peter Wilson of Nantwich on September 13.

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Traditional concertinas are sound auction buys

24 July 2017

Helped by a revival of interest in traditional music, the market for the best antique concertinas has accelerated in recent years. Prices for some models have trebled across the decade.

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Lowry lights up Clark Art's exhibition featuring northern art stars

26 June 2017

More than 600 people crowded into Clark Art in Cheshire on June 15 for the opening night of its annual exhibition on northern English painting.

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Ceramics buyers show selective taste

30 May 2017

Major dealers remain confident about the market for top-level English 18th century ceramics. At lower levels, however, the disappearance of so many dedicated collectors continues to take its toll.