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Knox clock combines Celtic tradition and Victorian innovation

03 October 2022

Archibald Knox’s work for Liberty & Co often drew on the rich cultural heritage of his native Isle of Man.

Calotype photograph

Photos reveal a face from 1840s Scotland

03 October 2022

An exceptionally early album of calotype photographs sold for £68,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Lyon & Turnbull on September 28.

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Keith Vaughan from a key period

03 October 2022

A conscientious objector conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps in 1941, the artist Keith Vaughan (1912-77) was stationed at Ashton Gifford in Wiltshire then Malton in Yorkshire.

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John Maclauchlan Milne: Stunned by Cézanne’s work

03 October 2022

The sale of Scottish pictures at McTear’s on October 12 includes this oil painted by John Maclauchlan Milne (1885-1957) while living in Paris in 1922.

Simon Hucker

Modern and Contemporary specialist to head Lyon & Turnbull sale

26 September 2022

Auction house Lyon & Turnbull is to add a new sale to its London calendar led by newly appointed Modern & Contemporary art specialist Simon Hucker.

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Wirth-Miller proves his worth in the saleroom

26 September 2022

Two abstract landscapes by Denis Wirth-Miller (1915-2010) were among the works in demand at the latest Post-War and Contemporary art sale held at Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh.

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Go ape about a mustard pot

26 September 2022

Novelty condiment sets inspired by the far reaches of the British Empire are a feature of Victorian silver.

Giltwood chaise

Autumn auction season begins with deep seated interest in Scottish sofas

12 September 2022

Pairs of Regency sofas brought some very comfortable sums at two Scottish auction houses as the autumn season began last week.

Turner's armchair

Bonhams brings oak and folk sale to Scotland

12 September 2022

Bonhams has relaunched its oak and folk art sales – this time in Edinburgh.

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Sorrows of slavery lamented

12 September 2022

On offer at the Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs sale held by Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on September 28 is an anti-slavery broadside: 'The Sorrows of Yamba, or, the Negro Woman’s Lamentation. To the Tune of Hosier’s Ghost'.

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Book recalls evolution of a natural selection theory

05 September 2022

Sold online to a collector in France in a sale held by McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) of Glasgow was a scarce copy in original boards of 'On Naval Timber and Arboriculture'.

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Silver: The growing fame of the Highlands ‘hammermen’

05 September 2022

Edinburgh auction highlights work of the Highlands silversmiths who operated far from the control of the assay office in the Scottish capital

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Victorian kettle modelled as a curling stone doubles estimate in Edinburgh

05 September 2022

Nineteenth and early 20th century novelty silver continues to be one of the strengths of the collecting category.

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Rare Jacobite goblet receives an £8000 toast in Edinburgh auction

22 August 2022

The sale of Scottish Works of Art & Whisky at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on August 17 included this remarkable mid-18th century Jacobite goblet.

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‘Lisbon Lions’ link makes the difference to result

22 August 2022

In its catalogue notes for the July 22 Scottish Greats: Football, Golf, Fishing and more sale, McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) was careful to say regarding a football shirt on offer that it could give no guarantee it was exactly as billed.

Welsh treen

‘Finest’ Welsh treen collection consigned to Bonhams

15 August 2022

Bonhams is to offer what it calls ‘the finest collection of Welsh treen ever presented’ for auction next month.

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Rare appearance of financial work by author who ended up dying in poverty

15 August 2022

It is close on 50 years since a 1705 first of John Law’s 'Money and Trade Considered…' was seen at auction, said Lyon & Turnbull (20% buyer’s premium) of the copy in re-backed contemporary calf that it sold for £22,000 in a summer sale held in Edinburgh.

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Next step for dealers who opened during lockdown

08 August 2022

Two different dealers that started their businesses during lockdown are embarking on the next part of their careers.

Walter Raleigh document

Rawley or Raleigh, it’s worth £22,000

18 July 2022

The sale of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on July 13 included a document signed by the adventurer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618).

Michael Callan, Sybelle Thomson and Cameron Thomson

Scottish salerooms team up to create a new partnership

18 July 2022

Two Scottish auction houses have merged to form a new operation: Thomson Roddick Callan.

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