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Bomberg on his travels

03 October 2022

Over a dozen paintings by David Bomberg (1890-1957) are being offered on the market for the first time at Dreweatts.

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A timely investment in horology?

19 September 2022

‘Subject to changes in taste, a pandemic and the loss of key collectors, the market keeps ticking over’

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Fair sailing for novelties at auction

19 September 2022

Two late 19th century novelty clocks at Dreweatts achieved good results on September 6.

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The small world of Gamda toys

22 August 2022

Special Auctions Services (25% buyer’s premium) in Newbury sold the collection of John Garside last month.

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Calm head in face of mutiny

15 August 2022

Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Kelly (1871-1936) had a decent wartime career in the Royal Navy but it was a peacetime crisis that also showed his skills: the Invergordon Mutiny.

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Silversmiths who left Britain in search of fortune

08 August 2022

Sale tells a tale of the English and Scottish makers who headed out to India for work

Royal Doulton figure of Sir Winston Churchill

Single-owner collection of Winston Churchill memorabilia offered in Newbury

30 July 2022

Special Auction Services is holding an auction in Newbury on August 9-10 that will feature the first part of a single-owner collection of Winston Churchill memorabilia.

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Sandby takes third place but four figures at auction

11 July 2022

Thomas Sandby’s (1721-98) architectural drawings are significant part of the artist’s oeuvre.

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Silversmith Gerald Benney's collection on offer at Dreweatts

04 July 2022

Dreweatts offers a private collection of work by Gerald Benney, perhaps the key figure in the revival of British silversmithing in post-war Britain.

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Decision to use Oxfordshire house for viewing pays off with some strong results

27 June 2022

The tills are ringing once more at Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium). Under the ownership of the Gurr Johns group, the Newbury firm sold by Stanley Gibbons for £1.25m in 2017 has received a welcome shot in the arm.

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Grand Tourists who got serious

20 June 2022

The term ‘Grand Tour picture’ is somewhat amorphous. It is mostly used to refer to 18th century and 19th century works purchased by wealthy young gentleman on their travels around Europe, particularly in Italy, as they ‘completed’ their education.

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Fitzgerald: it’s a family affair

20 June 2022

A group of 39 lots at Dreweatts’ latest Old Master, British and European Art sale on May 26 came from a descendant of the artist John Anster Fitzgerald (1832-1906).

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Portrait copies of English kings and queens can be valuable at auction in their own right

30 May 2022

Copies of royal portraits from across the centuries are something that always seems to catch the eye when you flick through (or scroll through) the reams of pictures listed in auction catalogues.

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Qing art: on a mission to learn new tech

30 May 2022

Chinese emperors certainly got the message when it came to artistic advances

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'Heavenly' globe vase at Dreweatts

02 May 2022

This 2ft (60cm) tianqiuping or ‘heavenly globe vase’ is seemingly the only one known with this decoration.

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Chinese export service still in the family since c.1755

02 May 2022

Dreweatts’ May 18 sale of Chinese ceramics and works of art includes a 42-piece Chinese export part service which has been in the same family since purchase in c.1755.

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Gore captures island charm

25 April 2022

Dreweatts’ (25% buyer’s premium) Modern & Contemporary Art sale on March 16 was led by some distance by the rare lead Mother and Child sculpture by Henry Moore (1898-1986) which was bid to £320,000 (see News, ATG No 2535).

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Two versions of the Compass

18 April 2022

It was supposedly as a result of a bet whether it was possible to make a camera that could fit into a cigarette packet that Noel Pemberton Billing (1881-1948) began work on a miniature, collapsible camera that would accept 35mm film.

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Cross-culture objects becoming increasing fashionable

18 April 2022

China trade wares attract significant bidding at Dreweatts

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The world in stereo

18 April 2022

The sale of Photographica & Cameras at Special Auction Services in Newbury on April 26 features this complete set of 'Tour Of The World' stereoviews by the Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pennsylvania.