South-west England


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Famille rose fish bowls in the swim of things

18 October 2021

Duke’s sale in Dorchester on November 25 includes this pair of Yongzheng period (1723-35) famille rose fish bowls.

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Netsuke makes a stand

18 October 2021

This 7½in (19cm) Japanese wood netsuke shows the standing figure of Ashinaga with his arms outstretched.

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Trading places: Japanese lacquer cabinet made for the Western market

18 October 2021

This 17th century Japanese lacquer cabinet was made for the Western market, c.1680.

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Ming mythical beast plays the weighting game

18 October 2021

This Ming period bronze weight comes in the form of a recumbent mythical beast.

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From Mr Wong of Cat Street

18 October 2021

Republican plaques bought at Hong Kong dealership take top price in Chinese art sale.

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Frome saleroom makes debut appearance

18 October 2021

New to Asian Art in London this year is the Frome saleroom Dore & Rees, now owned by Asian art specialist Lee Young.

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Maori pendant boosted by fine notable provenance

18 October 2021

A Maori hei-tiki pendant offered in Cheltenham on September 16 had an old paper label verso stating that it originally belonged to Makoare Te Taonui.

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Auction full of West Country wonders

18 October 2021

Including seafaring, tin, copper, studio potteries and fishing, a Penzance sale covered just about everything from the region bar pasties.

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Bath: a fair with a friendly vibe

18 October 2021

Relaxed atmosphere of event held in the historic city wins praise from traders.

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Prints trigger Rego’s imagination

18 October 2021

A Paula Rego (b.1935) print was among the works bringing interest at a charity sale held by Dorchester saleroom Duke’s to support a disability centre.

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Textiles take Somerset centre stage

18 October 2021

Thirty-five handpicked textiles dealers from across the UK will be converging at the Cheese & Grain, an arts community venue in Frome, Somerset.

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From the field marshal’s collection

18 October 2021

This 3ft 7in x 24in (1.08m x 60cm) ink and colour on paper of mandarin ducks swimming amid lotus blooms is by Chen Zhifo (1896-1962).

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Dancing peasants entrance bidders

11 October 2021

Sourced from a private property south of Bristol, this street scene with peasant women engaged in a trance-like dance sold at a local auction house.

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Nuremberg curiosity in Glos sale

11 October 2021

Dominic Winter’s November 10 sale of Printed Books, Maps & Documents includes this first-edition, two-volume copy of Georg Wolffgang Knorr’s Deliciae naturae selectae, oder auserlesenes Naturalien-Cabinet welches aus den drey Reichen der Natur…

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Asian art auction previews: Stars and swirls

11 October 2021

Among the Middle Eastern works of art in Woolley & Wallis’ Asian Art Part II sale taking place in Salisbury on November 24 are these two 17th century Safavid Gombroon ware bowls.

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Stroud Auction Rooms moves to new saleroom and changes name to Harper Field

04 October 2021

Stroud Auction Rooms is to rebrand and move to a new purpose-built saleroom.

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Frink tribute emerges from a bungalow

04 October 2021

John Rolfe from Wotton Auction Rooms had been asked to undertake a valuation for probate in a bungalow near Salisbury when he made an intriguing discovery.

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Dedicated Dorset auction debut

04 October 2021

Celebrating the county’s history, literature and its arts and crafts, an inaugural Dorset Auction was held in Dorchester by Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium).

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Having a ball at a suitable venue: Grandma’s Attic Fairs return to Bournemouth

04 October 2021

One of the most popular fairs in Grandma’s Attic Fairs’ extensive portfolio is the flagship two-day antiques and collectors’ fairs held in the Art Deco ballroom at the Bournemouth Pavilion.

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Cryséde shawl in demand

27 September 2021

Alec Walker (1889-1964) created Cryséde fabrics as a small experimental silk-printing firm in Newlyn in 1920.

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