South-west England


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Walk this way for collectables

22 February 2021

With all 80 lots getting away – 79 to a single UK collector – a group of walking sticks totalled more than £40,000 at Charterhouse (25% buyer’s premium).

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Slice of Michael Morgan studio life makes £3800

22 February 2021

A group of works from the estate of West Country artist Michael Morgan (1928-2014) drew bidding at a recent sale at Atkins Auctions (15% buyer’s premium) of Axminster, Devon.

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Antiquities from Cotswolds local history hero turn heads at auction

22 February 2021

A recent sale at Cotswold Auction Company (22% buyer’s premium) included a single-owner collection of antiquities from Lionel Walrond (1927-2020).

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Victorian silver goblet stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

19 February 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Victorian chased silver goblet with ‘beautiful workmanship’ showing the first Bath Regatta.

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Wynn Cato on the way to Cheltenham

15 February 2021

Miles Wynn Cato, a specialist in traditional Welsh and British art, is closing his gallery in Ludlow and relocating to Cheltenham.

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Gainsborough chair is sitting pretty at Locke & England auction

15 February 2021

Although now known as Gainsborough chairs, generous walnut and upholstered armchairs were often referred to by contemporaries as ‘French’ chairs, as the most elaborate styles were based on French rococo.

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Knight might and awesome foursome

15 February 2021

Quartet of West Country works featured in the same sale as our £105,000 cover star

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Beryl Cook market boost: highest auction price for 12 years

15 February 2021

The highest auction price for 12 years for Beryl Cook (1926-2008) was posted at David Lay’s recent fine art sale.

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Pick of the week: So what am I bid for my great-great aunt?

08 February 2021

A nude study by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) found plenty of admirers when it appeared at the latest fine art sale held by Penzance saleroom David Lay (18% buyer’s premium).

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Bidders hope to hook a Guercino

08 February 2021

Label, listed provenance and technical qualities lead to a contest to land a possible big Guercino catch.

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Malthouse Collective in Stroud brewing up ideas to keep busy

08 February 2021

Lindsey Butcher is the owner of the 80-strong Malthouse Collective in Stroud and during lockdown is throwing a lot into the pot for her dealers.

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'I know customers will be back' says antiques centre owner

08 February 2021

A jewellery dealer for 28 years, Jane Finnegan owns Durham House Antiques in Stow-on-the Wold, an antiques centre which she bought two years ago.

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Dealer's latest show focuses on Henry Lamb's bucolic view of life

08 February 2021

Exhibition shows how the artist returned from the First World War in a mellowed mood

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Fountain pens: How the East and West signed up to a lucrative deal

08 February 2021

The 1920s deal between Ryosuke Namiki and Alfred Dunhill to make luxury pens for the Western market created some of the most collectable fountain pens.

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Five stand-out lots from 600 in South Cerney

01 February 2021

Running to 600 lots, a sale held by Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) included a great many maps and prints alongside books.

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Collectors answer action figure call to arms

25 January 2021

How did toy manufacturers get boys in the rather less PC 1960s to play with dolls?

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Let there be light in Staines

25 January 2021

Shown below is a page from another early railway-related work that did well at auction.

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Pelham Puppets galore appear at Devon sale

25 January 2021

An extensive selection of Pelham Puppets came up on the first day of the Piers Motley (18% buyer’s premium) auction in Devon on January 18-20.

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Rare view reveals Dum Dum, 1847

25 January 2021

The final part of dealer Jack Webb's collection displayed his passion for military photographs, especially daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and cartes de visite.

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London dealers Tucker and Tozer relocate business to Wiltshire

25 January 2021

After more than 20 years operating a gallery in St James’s, central London, Asian Art dealers Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer have relocated the dealership to Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

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