South-west England


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Falklands appeal fuels £82,000 bid

31 October 2022

Relatively few gallantry medals available for what was short self-contained conflict, heroic stories involving highly collectable regiments, a relatively morally unambiguous backstory (for British collectors at least)… the Falklands War can generate high demand at auction.

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How to figure out the two-tier market for Doulton HN series

31 October 2022

A selection of Doulton HN series rarities sold at three regional salerooms this month.

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Coper and Rie studio pottery supply stays healthy

31 October 2022

Ceramics by Hans Coper (1920-81) and Lucie Rie (1902-95) have been assimilated into the collecting sphere of Modern British art with spectacular effect.

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More than 300 uniforms on offer in single-owner collection

31 October 2022

Stroud Auction Rooms’ sale on November 9-10 will feature over 1000 lots of guns, weapons, medals and militaria, including two notable collections.

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Bidders on the alert to find Chinese sleepers

31 October 2022

The cylindrical brush pot or bitong appears to have been introduced into the repertoire of Chinese ceramic forms in the late 1620s.

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Mayer rivals Pratt for promotion

24 October 2022

Among the most desirable of all ‘Prattware’ transfer printed wares are the series of very rare and highly decorative advertising plaques produced for firms such as Crosse & Blackwell and Huntley & Palmers.

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Shepton Mallet put in the picture

24 October 2022

The three-day fair welcomed renowned photojournalist for a swish magazine showcase.

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Large family tables fit festive demand

24 October 2022

Samantha and Richard Payne-Withers run two antiques centres in Bridport, a Dorset market town which offers quite a choice of antiques and vintage shops.

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Cross referenced

24 October 2022

Lucy Burnett is a dealer at Market Cross Antiques in the Somerset town of Somerton, near Yeovil.

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When charm is simplicity itself

24 October 2022

Naive artworks that can also suit modern decorating taste are rising in popularity and price.

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Perfume burners and famous horse set the saleroom pace

24 October 2022

Leading the sale of Fine Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks at Woolley & Wallis (25/12% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury on October 6 was a very fine pair of blue john and ormolu perfume burners by Matthew Boulton and John Fothergill.

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Rutting Pan and Pliny’s Doves take their place in an eclectic selection offered by Somerset saleroom

24 October 2022

Nineteenth-century Grand Tourists and souvenirs from the Orient made for a highly successful outing near Bristol where micro-mosaic panels, intaglios and Chinese vessels led the way at Clevedon Saleooms (22% buyer’s premium).

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Bath VA market comes under new ownership

17 October 2022

Organiser of Wembley and Cheltenham events takes over.

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Two useful buying opportunities in Wiltshire

17 October 2022

Dealer Chris Watt opened Salisbury Antiques Centre nearly 30 years ago originally as a trade warehouse and despite upheavals down the years still believes "it’s well worth doing if sometimes all over the place”.

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Zoffany stages an unexpected return to auction

10 October 2022

A little-known theatrical portrait painted by Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) towards the end of his career sold for £330,000 at auction in Dorset.

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All cisterns go in Gloucestershire

10 October 2022

Two classic country house ‘garden’ form 17th century examples show their mettle

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The furniture price adjustments that show a positive trend

10 October 2022

While traditional antique furniture prices are still relatively cheap, contemporary and mid-20th century material continues to be an expanding market.

Antiques on High goes fourth with latest centre in Taunton

10 October 2022

Vincent Pugh and his wife Lesley White have opened their fourth centre under the brand name of Antiques on High.

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Focus on Chinese five-figure buys from the regions

10 October 2022

Although catalogued as Kangxi period, an ovoid blue and white vase offered by Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium) on September 20 is a Transitional piece.

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Bazaar full to the brim

10 October 2022

‘Overflowing’ is how you might describe The Vintage Bazaar held in the Cheese and Grain, a community events venue in Frome, Somerset.

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