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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.

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Cloisonné vases at Cheshire sale

30 November 2012

A pair of 2ft 3in (71cm) high Elkington & Co cloisonné vases with ornate ormolu mounts will be offered on December 13-14 by Cheshire auctioneers Adam Partridge.

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From the tavern to the saleroom: pewter in Chester

16 November 2012

Bonhams’ Chester rooms will offer the Michael Boorer Pewter Collection on November 22, providing an opportunity for pewter collectors to bid for items used in pubs 300 to 400 years ago.

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Wartime relic with special connection to Nantwich

08 November 2012

Nantwich, Cheshire auctioneers Peter Wilson are selling this item, believed to be from the engine of a fighter plan which was steered away from houses in the town into the River Weaver by a heroic American pilot.

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Ornate wig stand in Macclesfield

29 October 2012

This Chinese porcelain enamel-decorated wig stand was purchased by the vendor’s father from a country house sale in 1953.

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Cheshire proves new choice for Contemporary art event

20 September 2012

The Scottish organisers and dealers Arte in Europa, best known for organising the ‘Edinburgh Art Fair’, are expanding south of the Border with a new fair in Cheshire.

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Classic Ford van with saleroom connections

29 August 2012

A Ford van dating from 1922 with advertising promoting it as a carrier to Sotheby’s and Christie’s is to be offered for sale at Frank Marshall auctioneers of Knutsford, Cheshire, on September 5.

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Chinese boom brings in outside expertise

16 August 2012

The continuing strength of the Chinese market – both the seemingly endless supply of Chinese ceramics and works of art and the demand for them – has meant provincial auctioneers have had to become increasingly knowledgeable about what is on their doorstep.

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Gymnast’s Olympic blazer up for sale

01 August 2012

An Olympic blazer and a painted diploma belonging to Ada Smith, a bronze medal-winning gymnast from Leigh near Wigan, will be up for auction on August 16-17 at Adam Partridge auctioneers of Macclesfield, Cheshire.

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Silver tankard born and bred in Yorkshire

19 July 2012

The outstanding lot at the latest three-day sale at Bonhams Chester was this extremely rare c.1680 tankard.

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Low seat, high price

30 January 2012

THE Oak Sale at Bonhams Chester is not the obvious place to find a 16th century Indo-Portuguese chair. Hiding in plain sight at the January 19 auction of predominantly British vernacular design was a rare survivor.

Partridge set for expansion

25 October 2011

ADAM Partridge auctioneers and valuers are to move their Congleton operation to new premises in Macclesfield.

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The man who kept Victory on course at Trafalgar

18 October 2011

A SILVER medal awarded to the Master of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, who was at the ship's helm throughout the Battle of Trafalgar is to be sold by Nantwich, Cheshire, auctioneers Peter Wilson.

Digital pen technology faces the auction test in Cheshire

18 July 2011

CHESHIRE auctioneers Peter Wilson Fine Art have been experimenting with electronic pen and paper technology in place of the conventional paper sale sheets during their weekly gallery sales.

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Neptune buy back fake Lowry

15 November 2010

YOU’D have thought he’d be glad to see the back of it. But duped art dealer David Smith of Neptune Fine Art has bought back the fake Lowry picture he originally purchased for £330,000.

Fake Lowry revalued for sale to fund compensation

04 October 2010

THE fake Lowry at the centre of a £1m art fraud that landed Maurice “Lord Windsor” Taylor in jail is heading to auction to help pay his victims compensation. Once sold for £330,000, it is now valued at just £5,000-10,000.

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Stiles’ medals aim for a record score

04 October 2010

SPORT is never far from controversy these days. So it was no surprise when the news that George Best’s and Nobby Stiles’s most valued medals and trophies were to be sold that there was an outcry in certain sections of the media.