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Art Market: Taking the underground route

29 November 2021

Paintings of caves including a view from a Channel Island in the spotlight at two salerooms

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Mauchlineware suited to a tee

29 November 2021

The game of golf (originating on the eastern coast of Scotland) and mauchlineware (the name given to a family of wooden souvenirs made in south-west Scotland over a period of a century) would seem ideal bedfellows.

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Christopher Dresser finds his time and place

27 October 2021

Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) designed two electroplated claret or water jugs for Elkington & Co of Birmingham in 1885 – both of them daring designs inspired by vessels from antiquity.

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‘Poohsticks’ bridge will return to Hundred Acre Wood after auction

18 October 2021

The original ‘Poohsticks’ bridge from AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books is to return to the ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ after it was bought by Buckhurst Park estate owner Lord De La Warr.

Antiques on Sea

Trade rallies to help fundraise for fellow antiques dealer ahead of weekend stock sell-off

09 October 2021

An 'everything-must-go' stock sale is taking place at Antiques on Sea in St Leonards-on-sea this weekend.

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Pick of the week: Small Old Master packs a Canaletto price punch

04 October 2021

A Venetian painting attributed to the great Canaletto (1697-1798) was offered at Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) latest auction, selling for £300,000.

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Chinese vases sell over 200-times estimate in East Sussex

27 September 2021

Estimated at £100-150, this pair of 4in (11cm) Chinese vases sold for an estimate-busting £39,000 at Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Lewes.

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‘Canaletto’ Venetian scene surfaces in Lewes

16 August 2021

A painting of Venice’s Dogana da Mar painted from the Bacino di San Marco which has been attributed to Canaletto (1697-1768) will be offered at Gorringe’s of Lewes in the autumn.

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Textile trading continues despite fair postponement

05 July 2021

The planned 30-stand Designer and Makers’ Fair on July 17-18 at Charleston Manor, near Lewes in East Sussex was cancelled at the beginning of July.

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Make a date for Lewes

05 July 2021

Lewes is well known to antiques and vintage-hunters.

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‘Elegy’ from 1836 reveals original John Constable watercolours

07 June 2021

Discovered lying unrecognised on a bookcase in a Sussex cottage, a unique edition of Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard will be offered at Gorringe’s this month with a £100,000-150,000 estimate.

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Selling on the Hoof

24 May 2021

Out on the Romney Marshes in east Sussex is a series of small buildings that is Hoof Brocante.

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Benin plaque withdrawn from auction after curator raises provenance questions

03 May 2021

The increasingly contentious issue of selling Benin works of art at auction raised its head again last week after an ancestral plaque catalogued as 16th or 17th century was withdrawn from an East Sussex sale.

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Two single-owner collections of Orientalists works highlight Sussex sale with worldwide appeal

19 April 2021

Two English Orientalists made the biggest impression at a recent sale at Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Lewes.

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Galway silver shines in Lewes auction

19 April 2021

The West as well as the East made a major contribution to the success of Gorringe’s £1m sale on March 30 where, overall, 86% of the 593 lots sold.

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Pick of the week: Apollino copy that stands up for itself

12 April 2021

This copy of the Uffizi’s Medici Apollo (Apollino) is signed for the Italian sculptor Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (c.1716-99).

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Elkington Paradise found but not at silver price level

08 March 2021

If the famous image of the Milton Shield by Elkington and its £800-1200 estimate drew a double-take at a recent auction, there was good reason.

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Märklin fire engine from c.1902 fit for a museum exhibit

01 March 2021

Rated a museum-quality piece, this rare c.1902 spirit-fired Märklin fire engine led the field at toys specialist Wallis & Wallis (24% buyer’s premium).

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Bidders on the scent of an 1810 ‘classic head’ US coin

11 January 2021

Some of the best US coin discoveries are today made in the UK.

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‘Earliest dated Irish glass’ sells at auction

04 January 2021

What is perhaps the earliest dated piece of Irish glass sold at auction in Lewes.