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Frederick Austin: an artist of the old school

26 February 2024

Group of works by a maker who used mostly traditional techniques creates a secondary market test

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‘I couldn’t escape the pull of the auction house’

18 December 2023

Surrey auction house Ewbank’s has completed the transition of the business following the death of founder Chris Ewbank in June this year, at the age of 78 (Obituary, ATG No 2600).

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Brooch was ‘gift from Duke and Duchess of Windsor’

18 December 2023

The sale at Young’s (25% buyer’s premium) in Farnham, Surrey, on November 25 included jewels and objects of vertu with royal provenances.

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Turkish artist Orhon into the blue

11 December 2023

Works by the Turkish artist Mubin Orhon (1924-81) can be a valuable proposition.

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Sunbury thanks loyal traders

04 December 2023

Prices frozen for pre-booked pitches at Kempton Park Racecourse for fourth year running

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Clausen’s nymph found in a family collection

27 November 2023

While pictures of young female sitters are not unusual in the oeuvre of George Clausen (1852-1944), ones with mythological or allegorical subjects are distinctly rarer.

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Thanks for forming my Moroccan army

13 November 2023

An intriguing inscription on a sword presented to a British army officer by the Sultan of Morocco helped to achieve a hammer price nearly 10 times the top estimate.

ATG letter: Well done to Kempton fair organiser for taking dealer security seriously

06 November 2023

Following on from my correspondence regarding security for the trade at markets earlier this summer (ATG No 2599), on a recent visit to Kempton I saw first hand that organisers Edward and Jenny Cruttenden have stepped right up to the mark and I would say are offering one of the most secure environments for traders in London and the south east and deserve much praise.

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Travelling? Keep an eye on the Cartier time

06 November 2023

Outstanding among a number of famous names at Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) quarterly Jewellery and Watch sale was that of Cartier.

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How nostalgia fuels toy collecting

30 October 2023

The growth in toys and collectables is related to the age of buyers and the items they remember from their own childhood, auction houses say.

Antique and vintage street market expands into Surrey

30 October 2023

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events increased her tally of antique and vintage street markets in southern England earlier this year, launching in Kingston and Cranleigh, both in Surrey.

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Iberia held a fascination for Hillier

16 October 2023

The early English Surrealist Tristram Hillier (1905-83) was a regular visitor to Spain and Portugal.

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The current climate? Dealers go with the flow

09 October 2023

Jane Alexander, organiser of the Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs, is ruminative but positive about her monthly events.

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Pipe dream reality: meerschaum magnificence

25 September 2023

An elaborate Victorian meerschaum pipe stood out at a recent Surrey sale.

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Books begin new chapter with a binder

11 September 2023

An ex-fashion buyer book lover turned bookbinder is one of the stallholders at Home and Vintage Living, organised by Jules Langley.

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Epsom fair takes root under Tree of Ages control

28 August 2023

Exhibitors and visitors alike were enthusiastic about the first Epsom Antiques Fair run under organiser David Steel of Tree of Ages.

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Fortnum & Mason fashion comes home

07 August 2023

Luxury fashion discovered in a charity shop is heading to upmarket London retailer Fortnum & Mason.

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Gilbert White work’s family value

07 August 2023

Apocrypha sold at auction was his personal copy and then inscribed by descendants who later owned it

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Black Forest chess set bid three times over estimate

24 July 2023

Once thought to have been produced in the Black Forest region of Germany, chess sets like the one offered at Ewbank’s (30% buyer’s premium) on June 23, used to be called Luther sets.

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Sir Brian May: one vision

24 July 2023

Denis Pellerin, co-curator of the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy (BMAS) and co-curator of the upcoming Watts Gallery exhibition, tells ATG about the collection