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Charleston searches for 50 of the best Bloomsbury Group works still in private collections to include in a special anniversary exhibition

11 January 2024

A Sussex museum is launching a campaign at London Art Fair to find elusive works by Bloomsbury Group artists not currently on public display.

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Rare central Asian textile takes £26,000 at Gorringe's

09 January 2024

A 19th century silk weaving sold for 144 times the top-estimate in Lewes on January 8.

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Even a Bevan study gallops to £18,000 these days

04 December 2023

Some notable auction action has been generated by the artist Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925) over the last few months.

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Clocks show in East Sussex: Would you Adam and Eve it…

27 November 2023

An automaton brass dial longcase clock by Richard Comber of Lewes (1742-1824) is one of the highlights at an exhibition in the clockmaker’s hometown devoted to Adam and Eve.

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Photos cover imperial visits in the days of the Raj

16 October 2023

The opening two lots of Gorringe’s (25% buyer’s premium) Fine Art & Antiques sale on October 3 were leather-bound albums of photographs from British India.

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Rare Canadiana in Sussex… and another Norman Bobins

28 August 2023

Estimated at £300-500, a group of five hand-coloured prints of early 19th century Canada sold for £8500 at Gorringe’s (25% buyer’s premium) in Lewes.

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Mason’s shows signs of making a collecting comeback

28 August 2023

Is Mason’s ironstone going through a collecting Renaissance? Well, perhaps

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Newspaper cartoonist Giles attracts serious collecting interest

07 August 2023

In recent times the work of newspaper cartoonists has been reassessed with a nod to its artistic, technical and historical merit.

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Power of the toy sales force

26 June 2023

It is not just Star Wars figures or film posters bringing the big bucks.

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Brown Bess triggers a five-figure auction bid

19 June 2023

Despite its many shortcomings in terms of accuracy and reliability, the flintlock Long Land Pattern smoothbore musket – or Brown Bess to give it its more familiar nickname – remained in use from 1722 until the introduction of the percussion cap in 1838.

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Webb depicts majesty of Greenwich Palace in smaller form

01 May 2023

Born into a family of artists, James Webb (c.1825-95) became a prolific painter primarily of landscapes, seascapes and river scenes depicting locations around England and Wales as well as the Netherlands, France, Italy and southern Spain.

Philip Taylor

Taylor steps down from Gorringe’s managing partner role

27 March 2023

Philip Taylor is stepping down as managing partner of East Sussex auction house Gorringe’s.

Poole Pottery dish

Poole pottery charger by ‘the quiet virtuoso’ takes 30-times estimate at auction

06 March 2023

The Weekly Antiques Sale at Gorringe’s on February 27 included this fine Poole Pottery charger.

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Ashbee’s decanter revisited by Guild

06 March 2023

The quasi-medieval silver and glass ‘claret bottle’ designed by Charles Robert Ashbee for the Guild of Handicraft is one of the great pieces of the Arts & Crafts movement. Ashbee mentions it in his 1909 book Modern English Silver, saying: “The shape is taken from an Elizabethan sack-bottle found when digging the foundations of [my home] the Magpie and Stump in Chelsea.”

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Sussex militaria makes strong showing in auction on home turf

23 January 2023

A selection of militaria with solid Sussex interest appeared at Lewes saleroom Wallis & Wallis (22% buyer’s premium).

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RAF: elite Path Finders lead a look at the market

31 October 2022

Air Commander J Searby had a key role to play in the Peenemunde Raid targeting the V weapons factory during the night of the August 17-18, 1943, as part of the RAF’s elite Path Finder Force.

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Focus on Chinese five-figure buys from the regions

10 October 2022

Although catalogued as Kangxi period, an ovoid blue and white vase offered by Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium) on September 20 is a Transitional piece.

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Calcutta seen in colonial days

03 October 2022

Early views of the city now known as Kolkata reveal 19th development under empire

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Bidders on Kew for the chance to buy a Berg

26 September 2022

Modern and Contemporary art was one of the sectors that seemed to experience an uplift of interest during the lockdown as people had more time to search online for works they like.

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Part 1 of a ‘vast’ topographical library at Gorringe’s

12 September 2022

Gorringe’s book sale on October 11 in Lewes includes part 1 of the ‘vast selection’ of British topographical works from the library of Dr Brian Austen.