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Silversmith appeals to antiques and jewellery trade to help find stolen silver artwork

20 August 2018

Award-winning designer and silversmith Wayne V Meeten is appealing to the trade to help him find his stolen silver truffle box.

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Bath event means it’s market day

20 August 2018

The monthly Bath Vintage & Antiques Market at the city’s listed Victorian Green Park Station is now in its seventh year.

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Cornwall fair focus on family appeal

20 August 2018

As well as 150 inside stands and up to a few hundred outside, plenty more is in the mix at the Antique Fairs Cornwall event over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Wadebridge Showground in north Cornwall.

Great Western Railway brass cased drum clock

Full steam ahead: 5 pieces of railwayana available at auction this week

15 August 2018

Railway-related items remain one of the staples of the collectables market, with rarity and links to locomotive history among the key factors determining demand. Here ATG selects a small group of items from the healthy supply of lots on offer at two auctions taking place this week.

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Shannon collection of jewellery comes toWoolley & Wallis auction

13 August 2018

A major collection of late 19th and early 20th century jewellery amassed by a Buckinghamshire collector over half a century will come to auction this autumn.

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Cabinet result runs Chinese charger close in Exeter

13 August 2018

It’s a rare sale these days at which an English furniture standard challenges quality Chinese pieces for price, but the top end of the trade certainly rated a 6ft 3in (1.9m) William and Mary walnut and featherbanded bureau cabinet offered by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium).

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Serious story from the Scilly season

13 August 2018

From 1936-45, St Ives artist John Wells (1907-2000) embarked on a series of labour-intensive creations while working as a GP on the Isles of Scilly.

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The Starke but not the naked truths

13 August 2018

Sold for £2500 in a Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) sale of July 25 was an enormous archive of work produced in the 1950s and ‘60s by Leslie Starke (1905-74), a cartoonist once very popular in both the UK and US.

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Indian stunners as folk art thrills in Cirencester

13 August 2018

Cirencester saleroom Moore Allen & Innocent (20% buyer’s premium) enjoyed a taste of India’s fast-growing art market when three pictures by the Indian folk artist Jamini Roy (1887-1972) were scooped up for a total of £24,500.

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Trade buyers shine in a heatwave

13 August 2018

Private bidders were overtaken as dealers found warmth in the best traditional furniture and chattels offered at auction.

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Saleroom selection: Dales and Cotswolds highlights

13 August 2018

A selection of highlights from the Chorley's auction on July 24-25 and the Tennants sale on July 21 (also see main Auction Reports story this edition).

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Corkscrews bring cheers to Henry Aldridge saleroom

06 August 2018

Two French corkscrews were the top lots of Henry Aldridge & Son’s auction of the first tranche of a single-owner collection of around 450 examples.

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Sketchbook seals bidder interest

06 August 2018

Demand for Scottish artist with a ‘distinctive personality’ drives a good auction result in Somerset.

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Artists brush up on their military skills

06 August 2018

A very suitable buyer emerged for an 19th century picture of The Artists Rifles by John Evan Hodgson (1831-95) offered in Exeter.

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Guitar played by George Harrison at last Beatles Cavern Club appearance is up at UK auction

03 August 2018

The guitar that George Harrison played during The Beatles' final appearance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club will be offered at a Wiltshire auction estimated at £300,000–£400,000.

Wally Bird

Dealer launches passport project to identify Martin Brothers Birds

02 August 2018

A Gloucestershire pottery dealer has launched a line of individual passports for Martin Brothers’ pottery “Wally Birds” to help owners record the histories of these widely coveted objects.

Rose bowl

Reward offered for return of £1m worth of antiques and jewellery following raid on Gloucestershire home of biotech tycoon

01 August 2018

British biotech entrepreneur Sir Christopher Evans has offered a “substantial reward” to help recover £1m worth of antiques, jewellery and silver stolen in a raid on his home in Gloucestershire.

French piron folding helix corckscrew

French corkscrew uncorks collectors to bid more than £12,000 at Wiltshire auction

30 July 2018

A French 18th century 'betrothal' corkscrew was the highlight of the first in a series to disperse a single-owner collection of corkscrews in Wiltshire.

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Indo-Portuguese tray stars at Chorley’s country house auction with items from the former home of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

26 July 2018

An Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell tray surpassed expectations to become the top lot at Chorley’s two-day country house sale (buyer’s premium 24%) in Gloucestershire this week.

William Morris pen

William Morris’ pen and paint brush sell for £2200 at Dorset auction

23 July 2018

A quill and paint brush belonging to William Morris drew significant interest at Duke’s latest Art and Design sale in Dorchester.

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