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Silver casket with Dr Anna Groundwater

Mary, Queen of Scots silver casket sold to Scottish museum for £1.8m

24 May 2022

A casket believed to have once belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots has been bought by the National Museum of Scotland with help from donors and art funds.

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How Wenlock was key to Olympics launch

23 May 2022

This large iron lock and key is inscribed Presented to WP Brookes Esq by a Member of the Wenlock Olympian Class May 18th 1869.

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Pick of the week: Top tables with a touch of Chippendale emerge in Edinburgh

23 May 2022

This pair of satinwood demilune console tables with their fine marquetry and carved details are of exceptional quality and workmanship. The Thomas Chippendale workshop is a good candidate for their manufacture.

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Four-figure sum is sign of a healthy railwayana market

23 May 2022

The classic enamel station totem signs used in the early days of the newly formed British Railways have long shown their pulling power at auction.

Whytock and Reid table

Edinburgh dealership buys famous Scottish furniture brand

16 May 2022

Edinburgh firm Georgian Antiques has bought the brand of Whytock & Reid, one of the most famous names in Scottish cabinetmaking.

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5 Questions: antique furniture and art specialist Marcus Salter

16 May 2022

Marcus Salter runs Cheeky Highlander in Inverness, dealing in antique furniture and art.

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Early Ming vase at Lyon & Turnbull

02 May 2022

Lyon & Turnbull’s Fine Asian & Islamic Works of Art auction includes this Longquan yuhuchun vase with carved decoration from the early Ming period.

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Kinkozan set

02 May 2022

McTear’s in Glasgow conducts an Asian Art sale on June 10 where a set of 11 Satsuma plates is guided at £1000-2000.

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Procter’s eyewitness account of Dunkirk, 1918

25 April 2022

A previously lost First World War work by the Newlyn artist Ernest Procter (1886-1935) comes to auction this week.

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Smaller Gear still packs plenty of punch

25 April 2022

William Gear (1915-97) is among the Modern Scottish artists whose work regularly appears at auction.

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Venetian charger emerges from the Borders

04 April 2022

The Five Centuries sale at Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium) featured items from Borders property Kimmerghame, Duns, home of the Swinton family.

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Admiral’s prize money paid for a splendid service

28 March 2022

This 22oz George II serving dish by Paul de Lamerie (London 1747) was formerly part of the service commissioned by Admiral George Anson (1697-1762).

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Less is more in the modern world

07 March 2022

Emerging artists and those out of the limelight become popular as buyers look for new names

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Mirror result at Bonhams reflects Ralph Edwards link

07 March 2022

The George I period giltwood and gilt gesso girandole or mirror shown here belonged to art historian, connoisseur and collector Ralph Edwards (1894-1977).

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De Temple revival on show at Edinburgh sale

07 March 2022

The Select Jewellery & Watches sale at Lyon & Turnbull (25/20% buyer’s premium) on March 30 includes a number of pieces by the coterie of artist-craftsmen who led a revival of British jewellery making in the 1960s-70s. Like so much of post-war decorative arts, they have roared back into fashion.

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Three Marys star in a ‘classical and romantic’ selection

28 February 2022

Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley lots feature in Edinburgh auction

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Qing iron red ‘reject’ is £25,000 surprise

28 February 2022

Leading the sale held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) in Rosewell, Edinburgh, was a 7in (18cm) high Qing iron red bottle decorated with chilong dragons amid stylised clouds. It had apparently been rejected by ‘a more prestigious auctioneer’.

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Latest dealer appointments including a new specialist at Edinburgh's The Scottish Gallery

07 February 2022

Three recent dealer moves in London and Edinburgh

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Poignant message by Sir Walter Scott

07 February 2022

Three letters in the hand of Sir Walter Scott emerged from an old suitcase full of documents found in the attic of an Edinburgh home.

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Father and son's Cotswolds School furniture collection makes for white-glove auction

07 February 2022

A new auction record for Edward Barnsley was among the many highlights of the Minoprio collection of Cotswold School furniture sold by Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium).

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