South-west England


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Bidders make beeline for Beeleigh

20 November 2023

Wide-ranging items from Christopher Foyle of bookshop fame generate a white-glove sale in Gloucestershire

Greenslade Taylor Hunt saleroom

Greenslade Taylor Hunt relocates in Somerset

13 November 2023

South-west England focused auction house Greenslade Taylor Hunt is leaving its saleroom in Taunton and relocating to an auction centre near Bridgewater.

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Russian shaska in Somerset

13 November 2023

This Russian 1881/1908 pattern dragoon officer’s shaska is estimated at £2600-3200 among a wide array of militaria on offer at Lawrences of Crewkerne on November 22.

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Chinese cannon blasts away estimate

13 November 2023

A rare 17th century Chinese bronze naval cannon guided at £30,000-50,000 made £165,000 in a Somerset saleroom.

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High time for an auction house

13 November 2023

Owners of a rapidly expanding chain of shops turn their attention to opening a saleroom in Somerset town

Boat and Fish

Penzance gallery celebrates contribution of local collectors to exhibitions ahead of auction

06 November 2023

A Cornish exhibition gives the final chance to view a group of more than 150 paintings and ceramics by influential artists and potters working in the county before they are dispersed at auction.

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Gatehouse panels greeted visitors to earl’s new country seat

06 November 2023

Hugely decorative, impeccably provenanced and selling at an impressive sum, a pair of moulded relief panels were another of autumn’s Coade stone stars

John Ferneley Senior painting

Sporting art in the picture at Gloucestershire sale

03 November 2023

A group of works previously kept at Glympton Park in Oxfordshire will be offered at British Bespoke Auctions on November 16.

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Rare Arctic discovery in Dorset auction

30 October 2023

Only 155 Arctic Medals 1875-76 were issued, with 59 of those being to HMS Discovery.

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Louis Wain fans get claws into his ceramic cats

23 October 2023

Futurist and Cubist feline design figures higly in an extensive single-owner collection of ceramics

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Lawrence jades lead five-star Salisbury series

23 October 2023

Woolley & Wallis will offer five catalogues this November – including two named single-owner sales.

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Walden’s prancing horse

23 October 2023

Duke’s Asian Art sale in Dorchester on November 29 features works from the family of the late John Walden, an active member of the Oriental Ceramic Society from the 1950s.

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Bauer’s Balinese scene serves to please

23 October 2023

Dutch artist used a technique that was much admired in his homeland as well as Britain

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Vase bought in Shanghai 1933

23 October 2023

This Jin dynasty Cizhou-type double gourd vase comes for sale at Mallams in Cheltenham on November 8 with an estimate of £2000-3000.

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Bottle Crash in Somerset

23 October 2023

Shozo Shimamoto (1928-2013) was a founding member of the Gutai movement that looked for new ways to apply paint to a canvas.

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A Transitional moment in a collector’s life

23 October 2023

This autumn, as he refines his collecting impulses, Anthony Lovett is selling pieces from his collection of Kangxi porcelain

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Wassail bowl hailed at a healthy five figures

23 October 2023

Wassailing ceremonies on important feast days were a legacy of Anglo-Saxon culture.

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The Edo pecking order

23 October 2023

The Woolley & Wallis Japanese sale includes some good examples of the Edo period porcelains that wowed the European courts of the 17th and early 18th centuries.

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Silver makes Kinghams auction debut

23 October 2023

Kinghams (25% buyer’s premium) had held its inaugural Silver & Objects of Vertu sale on September 8.

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Cat and mice existing in harmony: the Graham Oakley Studio auction

16 October 2023

Beautiful watercolours by children’s book author and illustrator come to auction in studio sale

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