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Wright Marshall’s fine art auction business to close as no buyer found

08 August 2019

The fine art division of auction house Wright Marshall will cease to operate after August 9 (tomorrow) after the administrators of the Knutsford firm were not able to secure a buyer.

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‘Spanish Phillip’ comes home to Scotland with pooch picture

22 July 2019

Edinburgh gallery Fettes Fine Art offers a painting by Scottish artist John Phillip at its local Galloway Fair this week.

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Five-figure Irish chalice in Lancashire

25 February 2019

Out-sold by the 100-times estimate £22,000 Japanese vase featured on last week’s News pages (ATG No 2380), this gold and silver-gilt chalice, right, offered at Lytham St Annes auction house Gerrards (18% buyer’s premium) on February 7 was a more predictable five-figure star.

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Moon-case clock set to shine at Galloway Antiques Fair

04 February 2019

An eight-day arched brass dial rolling moon-case clock, c.1750, is on offer for £3350 from Lancaster House Antiques at the next Galloway Antiques Fair at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire.

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Daum winter vase in summer

23 July 2018

This Daum cameo and enamel vase decorated with a winter landscape from c.1900 is one of the pieces offered on the stand of Solo Antiques at the next Galloway Antiques Fair, where it is priced at £5950.

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Dolls head to Norway and Australia

14 May 2018

The belief that porcelain dolls are somehow sinister has taken hold in recent years – and doubtless the appearance of the rare bebe pictured below rather reinforced the bias of some who viewed the Heliers (18% buyer’s premium) sale at Blackburn.

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Portrait sitter at 111 years old

23 April 2018

This portrait of an elderly gentleman tickled the taste buds of bidders when it was offered at Heliers Auction (18% buyer’s premium) in Lancashire.

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Tiffany tiles tempt US bid

05 March 2018

A fresh-to-market consignment involving great names of Art Nouveau/Arts & Crafts and a New York buyer determined to have it… It hasn’t taken long for newcomer Heliers Auction (18% buyer’s premium) to come up with the sort of winning combination all auctioneers hope for.

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Oz suitcase rummage comes to UK

05 March 2018

Gene Hoyle, of Lancashire-based family firm Hoyles Promotions, which has been running busy weekly Sunday fleamarkets and car boots across north-west England for 40 years, is adding a “suitcase rummage” to his fleamarkets at Clitheroe Auction Mart in the Lancashire town.

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Maori’s new photo finish

12 February 2018

A 19th century painted print of a Maori took top honours at Heliers Auction (18% buyer’s premium) in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Kvosh stolen

Russian kovsh stolen from Lancashire art and antiques dealer

09 March 2017

A Lancashire art and antiques dealership is appealing for help to track down a stolen antique Russian drinking vessel.

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Moorcoft collection at Lancashire auction

23 January 2014

Warren & Wignall of Leyland in Lancashire are offering a collection of privately-sourced Moorcoft including Macintyre, Claremont and Moonlit Blue in their upcoming sale.

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American rarity at Silverwoods

22 August 2012

One of the noted rarities among 19th century American firearms will be on offer in Lancashire on August 30 when Silverwoods of Clitheroe sell this John Walch Navy Model 12-shot percussion revolver.

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Museum buys Leach classic

23 July 2012

This slipware charger by Bernard Leach has been acquired by the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston.

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Harris Museum to unveil new ceramics and glass gallery

29 April 2008

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston, Lancashire will unveil a new Ceramics and Glass Gallery on May 14.

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Bookcase returns home to Lancaster

05 February 2008

A particularly impressive and well-provenanced example of cabinetmaking by the celebrated firm Gillows of Lancaster has returned home.

Each month at Kings Mill

22 September 2006

THROUGHOUT the 19th century, Burnley was one of the world’s largest producers of cotton, with many mills built alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Just north of the town, Harle Syke became the most important weaving village in Lancashire.

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Casket heads north

19 November 2004

THE Bourne casket, a Restoration needlework casket that failed to sell when offered by Netherhampton Salerooms earlier this year, has been sold by private treaty to the Lancashire Museum Services.

Yes, there really is such a thing as a free stand…

22 September 2004

SOMETHING for nothing is seldom attainable but always desirable and David Fletcher of Unicorn Fairs promises just that at his Lancashire fixture on Sunday October 10.

Boxing clever in Blackpool

12 August 2003

NOT everyone sleeps it off on Boxing Day. Lancashire organisers Hoyle Promotions have been organising a Giant Boxing Day Fair at the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool Winter Gardens for more than 20 years and both public and trade attendance grows from year to year.