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David Willaume snuff box

Mark of great Huguenot maker lifts silver snuff box in Cheshire

23 March 2016

Catalogued as white metal, with no hallmarks, a snuff box included in the silver section at Adam Partridge’s recent sale at Macclesfield caused a stir. The mark it did have was that of the great Huguenot maker, David Willaume.

Clarice Cliff vase in Blue Lucerne pattern

Clarice Cliff’s rare Lucerne pattern vase emerges in Cheshire saleroom

02 March 2016

The so-called Lucerne pattern, decorated in primary colours with a stylised Mediterranean chateau in a landscape, ranks among the scarcest and most desirable of all designs from Clarice Cliff’s ‘Appliqué’ range.

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Vincennes sugar bowl sells for £45,000

31 July 2015

Yellow-ground wares from the Vincennes soft-paste porcelain workshops are great rarities.

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£37,000 clue to another side of Chelsea

10 March 2015

A Chelsea porcelain beaker with blue and white botanical decoration caused a sensation at Peter Wilson latest sale in Nantwich. Estimated at £100-200, it sold at £37,000.

Alliances see Dreweatts expand into classic cars and Australia

19 December 2014

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury have announced two new alliances as they reshape the wider business as part of the Stanley Gibbons Group.

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Symbols of good fortune at £350,000

04 December 2014

Nantwich auctioneers Peter Wilson set a new house record at their latest sale with this large Qianlong (1736-95) mark-and-period doucai ‘lotus and bats’ jar and cover.

Robert Stones takes over at Louis Taylor while still running Peter Wilson

31 October 2014

Robert Stones, owner of Peter Wilson auctioneers, will also trade under the name Louis Taylor following the retirement of Clive Hillier, principal of the latter rooms in Hanley.

Adam Partridge shortlisted for green business award

27 October 2014

Adam Partridge auctioneers of Macclesfield have been shortlisted for the Green Business Award as part of the 2014 Cheshire Business Awards.

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Triple A add to the feast of Asian art

13 October 2014

The Association of Accredited Auctioneers (Triple A) are hosting a viewing event timed to coincide with Asian Art in London. This Qianlong ‘lotus and bats’ doucai jar and cover, estimated to bring £100,000-150,000 at Peter Wilson of Nantwich on November 27, is among the lots on view at Rountree Tryon Galleries of 7 Bury Street on November 2 from 12 noon-9pm.

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Meet the 10-year-old antiques dealer

05 September 2014

Logistics and costs are not necessarily high on Ridley Partridge’s agenda, but his dad certainly knows all about them.

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Della Robbia pottery sees revival in London and the regions

15 August 2014

There are signs that last year’s publication of ‘The Della Robbia Pottery’ by Peter Hyland has given a lift to the market for the distinctive wares produced in Birkenhead by Harold Rathbone and Conrad Dressler between 1894-1906.

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Lowry’s people on a promenade

14 March 2014

A sketch by LS Lowry will be offered at Peter Wilson of Nantwich in Cheshire on May 1.

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Passover manuscript sets £210,000 record

26 November 2013

Cheshire auctioneers Adam Partridge set a house record when this newly discovered copy of the Passover Haggadah written and illuminated by the celebrated 18th century scribe Aaron Wolf Herlingen sold for £210,000.

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Remarkable Haggadah discovery in Manchester

23 September 2013

Cheshire auctioneers Adam Partridge have discovered a copy of the Passover Haggadah written and illuminated by the celebrated 18th century scribe Aaron Wolf Herlingen in Vienna.

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Guanyin brings new house record

20 August 2013

Cheshire saleroom Frank Marshall of Knutsford set a new house record when this massive 17th or 18th century Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze statue of Guanyin sold for £126,000.

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Auctioneers merge to form north-west partnership

02 July 2013

Auctioneers Frank Marshall of Knutsford and Wright Manley of Beeston, both in Cheshire, have announced that they are to merge.

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Prosperity to the County of Cheshire: massive export bowl sells at £43,000

14 June 2013

Previously on loan to the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, this unusually large Jiaqing (1796-1820) period export porcelain punch bowl decorated with the Cholmondeley of Vale Royal coat of arms sold for £43,000 at nearby Saltney saleroom Byrne’s this week.

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New Wave band manager’s collection of artwork

01 March 2013

The original artworks which featured on the music albums of 80s English Synthpop and New Wave band ‘Talk Talk’ are to go under the hammer at music memorabilia specialists Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire, on March 9.

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French Revolution scene in Cheshire

25 January 2013

Frank Marshall’s two-day sale on January 29-30 in Knutsford, Cheshire, will include this painting by Laslett John Pott (1837-1898).

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Elkington’s finest emerge in Cheshire

02 January 2013

A routine house call in the Macclesfield area saw Cheshire auctioneer Adam Partridge return with a superb pair of Elkington & Co ormolu and cloisonné enamel vases in the boot of his car.