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Corbet oil head and shoulders above the rest

06 August 2018

A small but enigmatic study attributed to Victorian artist Matthew Ridley Corbet (1850-1902) drew dramatic competition at John Nicholson’s in Fernhurst, Surrey.

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Suffragette hunger strike medal archive sold for Catherine Southon house record to National Museum Wales

26 July 2018

A Suffragette archive including a ‘hunger strike’ medal that sold for a house-record hammer price of £40,000 at Catherine Southon’s auction has been bought by National Museum Wales.

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Dealers get out and about at Sandown Park Racecourse fair

23 July 2018

Extra outside pitches have been hailed by the organiser of the monthly Tuesday antiques market at Sandown Park Racecourse as a reason for the relatively new event settling in well.

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Exhibition-quality coral

09 July 2018

This red coral necklace had formed part of The International Fisheries Exhibition staged at the Royal Horticultural Society grounds in South Kensington in 1883.

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Fascinating Suffragette archives sold in Derbyshire and coming up for sale in Surrey

03 July 2018

An archive relating to three Suffragette sisters has been bought at Hansons’ July 2 auction by a world-renowned expert in the subject and dealer in memorabilia.

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Late Victorians in time for Surrey sale

02 July 2018

A good helping of late Victorian pictures featured among the top prices on June 6 at Lawrences (20% buyer’s premium) of Bletchingley in Surrey.

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Dorking has a lot to offer

18 June 2018

On September 15-16, Macclesfield auctioneer Adam Partridge will be hosting an antiques-hunting weekend based at Hartsfield Manor, just outside Dorking.

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Bug brooch from James Bond films flies into Surrey auction

13 June 2018

The sale of a bug that featured in a James Bond film might not sound like the sort of thing a person would want to pin on their dress.

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Story of French stove innovator and his burning ambition

28 May 2018

From dealers Charlie Bates and Matthew Nellist of Jeffrey and Day comes a story about Jean-Baptiste Godin, a 19th century French industrialist and enlightened innovator.

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Cartoon and dreamlike scenes surface in Surrey

21 May 2018

Private buying carried away two top-selling works at John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Haslemere, Surrey.

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Nine different ways to bid for a Bateman

14 May 2018

What is your bidding technique? This Bateman cartoon on offer at John Nicholson’s on May 23 should strike a chord with ATG readers who remember the days before bidding paddles.

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Llots of life in top-level Meiji

14 May 2018

Estimated at £400-600, a Satsuma censer by Kinkozan provided more evidence that there is considerable life in the market for top-quality Meiji works of art when offered by Surrey auctioneer Catherine Southon (18% buyer’s premium).

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Topping sale for equine painter Ferneley

07 May 2018

The stellar sporting entry to John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) sale in Haslemere on April 25 was an early oil by the prolific equine painter, John E Ferneley (1782-1860).

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Here-to-sell strategy

30 April 2018

Since the start of the Chinese boom at UK auctions many, if not most, estimates have been little more than here-to-sell signals. Settling on a figure with which vendors are happy with, and then leaving it to the worldwide market on the net, is now common practice.

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Pick of the Week: South Indian rarity spotted alongside Soloman stars

23 April 2018

An 18in (45cm) figure of Shiva Vinadhara c.12th century – £220,000.

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Walnut chest wows at £5500

23 April 2018

This 19th century French walnut chest of drawers, offered at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) Surrey rooms, sold at £5500.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

16 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Racecourse day off to good start

16 April 2018

Organiser of new Surrey event pleased at positive reaction and trader response.

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Selwood springs up in Surrey sale

02 April 2018

Made by William Selwood (1607-53), one of London’s finest clockmakers before the ‘Golden Age’, this 16½in (42cm) mid-17th century brass lantern clock topped Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) spring sale in Send.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

02 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.